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Globalization Flexibilization and Working Conditions in Asia and the Pacific

Globalization  Flexibilization and Working Conditions in Asia and the Pacific Book
Author : Sangheon Lee,Francois Eyraud
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2008-09-30
ISBN : 1780632479
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book represents a unique study which reviews employment conditions in Asia and the Pacific in the context of globalization and increasing pressure towards flexibilization. It places a strong focus on the diverging experiences of individual workers in their employment conditions such as employment status, wages/incomes, working time, work organizations and health and safety. Along with thematic studies concerning the roles of workers voice and labour regulation in determining employment conditions, this book includes nine country studies which have been undertaken based on a common research framework for a more rigorous comparison in the region. A systematic review of employment conditions in the countries which are carefully selected in the region National-level analysis based on a common research framework A highly analytical and timely analysis of workers voice and labour regulation with respect to employment conditions

Globalization Flexibilization And Working Conditions In Asia And The Pacific

Globalization  Flexibilization And Working Conditions In Asia And The Pacific Book
Author : Sangheon Lee
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2010-09-20
ISBN : 9789380574042
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Globalization Flexibilization And Working Conditions In Asia And The Pacific book written by Sangheon Lee, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Routledge Handbook of Human Resource Management in Asia

Routledge Handbook of Human Resource Management in Asia Book
Author : Fang Lee Cooke,Sunghoon Kim
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-09-11
ISBN : 131742283X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Human Resource Management (HRM) is fundamentally shaped by institutional and cultural factors, such as the different political environments and social philosophies of particular countries and regions. By examining the various organizational aspects of business life and systems of people management in Asia, the study of HRM across the continent can, therefore, give us a greater understanding of Asian societies, as well as the contemporary world of work more generally. This handbook provides an up-to-date and intellectually engaging overview of HRM in the Asian context. Distinctive in its comprehensive coverage of traditional as well as emerging topics of HRM, it analyzes important themes, such as the regulatory framework for work and employment, religiosity, family business, and gender. Using a comparative approach, it also effectively highlights the unique features of each country’s attitudes towards HRM. Covering a range of themes and case studies, sections include: • Institutional and cultural contexts, • Labour regulation and industrial relations, • Thematic and functional HRM, • HRM in selected Asian countries, such as China, Japan, Vietnam, India, and Singapore. Written in a highly accessible style, this book will be useful to students and scholars of Human Resource Management, Asian Business, Economics, and Sociology.

Minimum Wages Collective Bargaining and Economic Development in Asia and Europe

Minimum Wages  Collective Bargaining and Economic Development in Asia and Europe Book
Author : Maarten van Klaveren,Denis Gregory,Thorsten Schulten
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-06-09
ISBN : 1137512423
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book offers a labour perspective on wage-setting institutions, collective bargaining and economic development. Sixteen country chapters, eight on Asia and eight on Europe, focus in particular on the role and effectiveness of minimum wages in the context of national trends in income inequality, economic development, and social security.

East Asian Capitalism

East Asian Capitalism Book
Author : Andrew Walter,Xiaoke Zhang
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2012-07-26
ISBN : 0199643091
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume explores variations, continuities, and changes in the institutional foundations of East Asian capitalism since the 1980s, as reflected in business systems, financial structures, and labour markets. These three institutional dimensions have constituted the main underpinnings of post-war capitalist development in East Asia. While the volume encompasses a range of different cases, specific issues and diverse methodologies, they are all structured aroundthe two dominant themes-the continuities and changes in the institutional underpinnings of capitalist development and the main driving forces behind them. These two themes run through the various parts of the volume and facilitate an integrated analysis of how changing institutional practices inbusiness, financial, and labour systems interact and affect the evolution of capitalist political economies in the region.

Reforming Asian Labor Systems

Reforming Asian Labor Systems Book
Author : Frederic C. Deyo
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Release : 2012-05-15
ISBN : 0801464412
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In Reforming Asian Labor Systems, Frederic C. Deyo examines the implications of post-1980s market-oriented economic reform for labor systems in China, South Korea, the Philippines, and Thailand. Adopting a critical institutionalist perspective, he explores the impact of elite economic interests and strategies, labor politics, institutional path dependencies, and changing economic circumstances on regimes of labor and social regulation in these four countries. Of particular importance are reform-driven socioeconomic and political tensions that, especially following the regional financial crisis of the late 1990s, have encouraged increased efforts to integrate social and developmental agendas with those of market reform. Through his analysis of the social economy of East and Southeast Asia, Deyo suggests that several Asian countries may now be positioned to repeat what they achieved in earlier decades: a prominent role in defining new international models of development and market reform that adapt to the pressures and constraints of the evolving world economy.

Law and Fair Work in China

Law and Fair Work in China Book
Author : Sean Cooney,Sarah Biddulph,Ying Zhu
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-03-05
ISBN : 1135101728
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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China’s economic reforms have brought the country both major international clout and widespread domestic prosperity. At the same time, the reforms have led to significant social upheaval, particularly manifest in labour relations. Each year, several thousand disputes break out over working conditions, many of them violent, and the Chinese state has responded with both legal and political strategies. This book investigates how Chinese governments have used law, and other forms of regulation, to govern working conditions and combat labour disputes. Starting from the early years of the Republican period, the book traces the evolution of the law of work in modern China right up to the reforms of the present day. It considers the structure of Chinese work law, drawing on both Chinese and Western scholarship to provide new insights into its unique features and assess where the law is innovative and where it is stagnant and unresponsive. The authors explore the various legal and extra-legal techniques successive Chinese governments have adopted to enforce work law and the responses of firms, workers and organizations to these practices.

Employment Policies for Social Justice and a Fair Globalization

Employment Policies for Social Justice and a Fair Globalization Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : International Labour Organization
Release : 2010
ISBN : 9789221218999
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Addresses the contribution that employment policies, as part of an integrated decent work approach, can make to social justice for a fair globalization.

Globalisation and Work in Asia

Globalisation and Work in Asia Book
Author : John Burgess,Julia Connell
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2007-02-28
ISBN : 1780632444
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book reviews employment conditions in Asian countries. This is the hub of the strongest growth area in the world economy and while attention has focussed on job growth and industrial transformation, there has been very little attention on employment characteristics and employment conditions. In particular, the book addresses the issue of whether globalisation, taken to mean the growing international integration of economies, is a factor that leads to a convergence of employment conditions, and more importantly, an improvement in employment conditions. The book brings together contributions on many Asian economies where these core questions are considered at both the macro level and for specified industries. Addresses fundamental questions regarding growth, globalisation and working conditions Includes analysis of West, East and North Asian countries Includes an overview chapter from researchers from the ILO

Regulating for Decent Work

Regulating for Decent Work Book
Author : S. Lee,D. McCann
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2011-06-07
ISBN : 0230307833
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Regulating for Decent Work is a response to the dominant deregulatory approaches that have shaped labour market regulation in recent years. The inter-disciplinary and international approach invigorates current debates through the identification of new challenges, subjects and perspectives.

Changing Asian Business Systems

Changing Asian Business Systems Book
Author : Richard Whitley,Xiaoke Zhang
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2016-02-26
ISBN : 0191045357
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book brings together scholars from different disciplines to examine the evolving patterns of economic organisation across Northeast and Southeast Asia against the backdrop of market liberalisation, political changes and periodic economic crises since the 1990s. More specifically, it provides an interdisciplinary account of variations, continuities and changes in the institutional structures that shape business systems and practices and govern innovation patterns, together with analyses of their impact on established systems of economic coordination and control. In line with this analytical focus, the project has three different yet interrelated objectives. In the first place, building on the comparative business systems framework, it elucidates the nature and properties of business system changes and continuities in Asia since the 1990s. Second, it develops novel theoretical propositions concerning the primary causes of these changes and continuities, representing a collective effort to theorise the changing varieties of Asian economic organisation. Finally, it explores the causal pathways through which the changing institutional structures governing business systems have shaped and reshaped innovation strategies and trajectories across the national, sectoral and firm levels of analysis.

Labour in the Clothing Industry in the Asia Pacific

Labour in the Clothing Industry in the Asia Pacific Book
Author : Vicki Crinis,Adrian Vickers
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2016-11-25
ISBN : 1317297679
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The clothing industry provides employment for 60 million workers worldwide. More than a quarter of these workers are employed in the Asia-Pacific region, where the industry is based on subcontracted production on behalf of international buyers. Rapid movements of manufacturing activity from country to country in search of cost advantages make clothing workers part of a globalizing labour market where they increasingly suffer from job insecurity. This book presents carefully researched case studies which highlight the ways in which labour is informalized, fragmented and made disposable by the globalization of production. Chapters address issues pertaining to rights and citizenship, and new forms of activism and organization in conjunction and coordination with diverse support groups, consumers, and wider global campaigns. Contributors further examine the role of the nation state, government regulatory bodies, as well as independent monitoring systems such as the International Labour Organization. Although there has been considerable effort directed to understanding how firms operate across multiple countries – in studies of the organization of global production networks, and the implications for complexities of scale, (de)territorialization and state development projects – there has been far less focus on how these processes produce precarious labour and reshape worker consciousness. Offering new insights into the understanding and support of workers in the global textile and garment industry, this book will be of interest to academics in a variety of disciplines including Asian Studies, sociology, political economy, development, human rights, labour and gender.

Gender and the Contours of Precarious Employment

Gender and the Contours of Precarious Employment Book
Author : Leah F. Vosko,Martha MacDonald,Iain Campbell
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2009-09-10
ISBN : 1135284717
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Precarious employment presents a€ challenge to the social, economic, and political stability of labour markets in industrialized societies and there is widespread consensus that its growth is contributing to a series of common social inequalities, especially along the lines of gender and citizenship. This collection aims to yield new ways of understanding the forces driving labour market insecurity.

One World Mania

One World Mania Book
Author : Graham Dunkley
Publisher : Zed Books Ltd.
Release : 2016-10-15
ISBN : 1783600756
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

In this much-needed book, Graham Dunkley challenges the oft-repeated notion that free trade and global integration are the best means of development for all nations at all times – an idea that has proved even more misguided in the wake of the global financial crisis. By contrast, Dunkley reveals – through a wide range of statistical analysis and case studies – that at best the evidence is mixed. Looking systematically at issues such as trade-led growth, supply chains and financialization, One World Mania reveals the many problems that over-globalization has caused, often at great human cost. An indispensible guide for anyone wishing to understand the shortcomings of current global economic policies.

Peace and Prosperity through World Trade

Peace and Prosperity through World Trade Book
Author : Jean-Pierre Lehmann,Fabrice Lehmann
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2010-09-30
ISBN : 1139493701
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) was created in 1919 by business leaders who described themselves as 'merchants of peace' and whose motto was 'world peace through world trade'. Since then a number of initiatives, including the founding of the WTO in 1995, have provided the proper regulatory conditions for a dramatic increase in world trade. This has generated unprecedented growth and allowed many countries to enjoy great gains in wealth and welfare. Yet despite these gains we are still far from achieving the ICC's goal of world peace through world trade. This 2010 book provides a broad overview of the forces that shape international trade and global interdependence, showing business leaders and entrepreneurs how we can address the shortcomings of the multilateral trading system. Most importantly, it shows how we can turn international trade into one of the key global instruments to achieve peace and prosperity in the twenty-first century.

The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment

The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment Book
Author : Stephen Edgell,Heidi Gottfried,Edward Granter
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2015-09-30
ISBN : 1473943280
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment is a landmark collection of original contributions by leading specialists from around the world. The coverage is both comprehensive and comparative (in terms of time and space) and each ‘state of the art’ chapter provides a critical review of the literature combined with some thoughts on the direction of research. This authoritative text is structured around six core themes: Historical Context and Social Divisions The Experience of Work The Organization of Work Nonstandard Work and Employment Work and Life beyond Employment Globalization and the Future of Work. Globally, the contours of work and employment are changing dramatically. This handbook helps academics and practitioners make sense of the impact of these changes on individuals, groups, organizations and societies. Written in an accessible style with a helpful introduction, the retrospective and prospective nature of this volume will be an essential resource for students, teachers and policy-makers across a range of fields, from business and management, to sociology and organization studies.

The Factory Free Economy

The Factory Free Economy Book
Author : Lionel Fontagné,Ann Harrison
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2017-03-01
ISBN : 0191084735
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

De-industrialization, accelerated by the financial crisis, is a long term process. The comparative advantage of emerging economies shifted towards more advanced goods and their growing populations commanded an increasing share in global demand. This shift towards a factory-free economy in high income countries has drawn the attention of policy makers in North America and Europe. Some politicians have articulated alarming views, initiating mercantilist or 'beggar-thy-neighbour' cost-competitiveness policies. Yet companies that concentrate research and design innovations at home but no longer have any factories there may be the norm in the future. This volume proposes an economic analysis of this phenomenon and includes 11 contributions which complement each other and tackle the problem from different angles. The evidence in this book suggests that de-industrialization is a process that happens over time in all countries, even China. One implication is that criticism of China is not likely to provide a solution to these long term trends. Another implication is that the distinction between manufacturing and services is likely to become increasingly blurry. More manufacturing firms are engaging in services activities, and more wholesale firms are engaging in manufacturing. One optimistic perspective suggests that industrial country firms may be able to exploit the high-value added and skill-intensive activities associated with design and innovation, as well as distribution, which are all components of the global value chain for manufacturing. Although this ongoing transformation of the industrial economies may be consistent with evolving comparative advantage, it has significant short-run costs and requires far-sighted investments. These include the costs to workers who are caught in the shift from an industrial to a service economy, and the need to invest in new infrastructure and education to prepare coming generations for their changing roles.

From the Great Recession to Labour Market Recovery

From the Great Recession to Labour Market Recovery Book
Author : I. Islam,S. Verick
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2010-12-14
ISBN : 0230295185
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book sheds light on the impact of the Great Recession from the perspective of both developing and developed countries. It traces the complex and multiple causes of the Great Recession, delineates the diversity in the macroeconomic and labour market consequences, and highlights the effectiveness of policy responses undertaken so far.

The Role of Collective Bargaining in the Global Economy

The Role of Collective Bargaining in the Global Economy Book
Author : Susan Hayter
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2011-01-01
ISBN : 1849809836
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The book examines the ways in which collective bargaining addresses a variety of workplace concerns in the context of today.s global economy. Globalization can contribute to growth and development, but as the recent financial crisis demonstrated, it also puts employment, earnings and labourstandards at risk. This book examines the role that collective bargaining plays in ensuring that workers are able to obtain a fair share of the benefits arising from participation in the global economy and in providing a measure of security against the risk to employment and wages. It focuses on a commonly neglected side of the story and demonstrates the positivecontribution that collective bargaining can make to both economic and social goals. The various contributions examine how this fundamental principle and right at work is realized in different countries and how its practice can be reinforced across borders. They highlight the numerouschallenges in this regard and the critically important role that governments play in rebalancing bargaining power in a global economy. The chapters are written in an accessible style and deal with practical subjects, including employment security, workplace change and productivity and working time.

The Patchwork City

The Patchwork City Book
Author : Marco Z. Garrido
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2019-08-05
ISBN : 022664328X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

In contemporary Manila, slums and squatter settlements are peppered throughout the city, often pushing right up against the walled enclaves of the privileged, creating the complex geopolitical pattern of Marco Z. Garrido’s “patchwork city.” Garrido documents the fragmentation of Manila into a mélange of spaces defined by class, particularly slums and upper- and middle-class enclaves. He then looks beyond urban fragmentation to delineate its effects on class relations and politics, arguing that the proliferation of these slums and enclaves and their subsequent proximity have intensified class relations. For enclave residents, the proximity of slums is a source of insecurity, compelling them to impose spatial boundaries on slum residents. For slum residents, the regular imposition of these boundaries creates a pervasive sense of discrimination. Class boundaries then sharpen along the housing divide, and the urban poor and middle class emerge not as labor and capital but as squatters and “villagers,” Manila’s name for subdivision residents. Garrido further examines the politicization of this divide with the case of the populist president Joseph Estrada, finding the two sides drawn into contention over not just the right to the city, but the nature of democracy itself. The Patchwork City illuminates how segregation, class relations, and democracy are all intensely connected. It makes clear, ultimately, that class as a social structure is as indispensable to the study of Manila—and of many other cities of the Global South—as race is to the study of American cities.