Employment relations trends in the Asia-Pacific region

Bamber, Greg J., and Leggett, Chris J. (2001) Employment relations trends in the Asia-Pacific region. World Link, 11 (3). pp. 4-5.

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By the year 2020 eight of the 12 largest economies in the world will be within the Asia Pacific region. This article reviews recent developments in that part of the world: first, in three advanced market economies - Australia, New Zealand and Japan; secondly, in the four 'tigers' - the newly industrialising economies of Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan; and thirdly within the next group of Asian industrialisers - Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the People's Republic of China. This third group is in danger of being caught in a 'sandwich trap' of cheap labour competition from below and exclusion from higher value-added markets above. In earlier years, the four ‘tigers’ faced the same trap.

Item ID: 17227
Item Type: Article (Non-Refereed Research)
ISSN: 1016-359X
Keywords: employment relations, industrial relations, Asia-Pacific
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2012 23:26
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150306 Industrial Relations @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910401 Industrial Relations @ 100%
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