Singapore: computer systems far east

Wilkinson, Barry, and Leggett, Chris (1988) Singapore: computer systems far east. In: UNSPECIFIED, (ed.) Technological change, work organisation and pay: lessons from Asia. Labour-Management Relations Series (68). International Labour Organisation, Geneva. Switzerland, pp. 117-123.

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[Extract] Computer Systems is an American multinational computer manufacturer which began its operations in California in the mid-1960s. Initially concentrating on mini-computers, the range of computers produced has been extended, and the corporation has moved into the related areas of office automation, data processing and computer-aided engineering. Computer Systems has a Far East regional office in Japan and manufacturing facilities in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Japan. The Singapore operation, representing a US$70 million investment, is one part of a vertically integrated multinational corporation (MNC). Competition world-wide has meant a recent "trimming" operation with a workforce cutback of about 8 per cent in the United States and the Far East, though Singapore has not been affected.

Item ID: 17092
Item Type: Book Chapter (Non-Commercial)
ISBN: 978-92-2-106324-7
ISSN: 0538-8325
Keywords: work, organisation, technology, change
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2011 00:46
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management @ 100%
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