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Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar. Lange, O. Levy-Tracy, C. Li, C. Liberman, E. Nove and M. Madden, K.
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Pempel, T. McNamara ed. Corporations and Korean Capitalism London: Routledge. Peng, Y. Rawski, T. Tang and B. Redding, S. Sachs, J. Shi, Z. Staniszkis, J. Swedberg, R. Assman ed. Morgan, J. Over this period the inflow of foreign capital into the region, the level of trade amongst these countries, and trade with other parts of the world has increased substantially.
The ensuing economic growth has led to some significant changes in labour markets and the demand for skilled employees and their deployment within organisations. Focusing on a number of developed and developing Asian economies, this book explores the dynamics of workforce development and skill formation, and considers questions of both skills shortages and skills gaps. The book assesses the current state of training in the selected Asian economies, the weaknesses and strengths of their various training approaches, and what the present state of training means for the future economic development of these economies..
Routledge, London. Asia has undergone rapid economic transformation over the past two decades. Despite its constant economic growth, the Asian financial crisis and the resulting surge in unemployment highlighted the vulnerability of national systems that base development solely on economic growth. This book fills a major research gap by exploring the nature, dynamics and functioning of Asian labour markets in eight major Asian economies, including Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Vietnam, India and Malaysia.
It examines the type of labour markets that exist in Asia; how they have responded to globalisation; and how flexible they are to changing social and economic conditions. The book analyses how the current transformation has impacted on the key parties, such as employers, employees, trade unions, governments, organisations and society as a whole, and considers the likely future trends and developments in Asian labour markets. During the past 30 years, China has undergone extensive economic reform, replacing the government's administration of enterprises with increasing levels of market-oriented enterprise autonomy.
At the heart of the reform are changes in the employment relationship, where state control has been superceded by market relationships. These reforms have had far-reaching implications for many aspects of everyday life in Chinese society. This book appraises the impact of the economic reforms on the employment relationship and, in turn, examines the effects on individual workers and their families, including salaries, working conditions and satisfaction, job security and disparities based on location, gender, age, skill, position and migrant status.
In particular, it focuses on how changes in the employment relationship have affected the livelihood strategies of households. It explores the changing human resource management practices and employment relations in different types of enterprises: including State-Owned Enterprises, Foreign-Owned Enterprises and Domestic Private Enterprises; throughout different industries, focusing especially on textiles, clothing and footwear and the electronics industry; and in different regions and cities within China Beijing, Haerbin, Lanzhou, Hangzhou, Wuhan and Kunming.
Overall, this book provides a detailed account of the everyday implications of economic reform for individuals and families in China. With the rise of China, India and the re-emergence of East Asia from the financial crisis of , monetary issues in Asia have acquired great significance as the region holds the largest reserves in the world and consequently plays a major role in the global macroeconomy. In addition, there are also a great variety of monetary policy regimes at play in the region - reflecting each country's needs and policy preferences. This volume explores monetary, exchange rate and macroeconomic policies in Asia.
A particular question that is analysed is Asia's experience since the crisis with the use of monetary policy to manage the resurgence in capital inflows. It also examines the theoretical and policy issues associated with international capital flows, the increasing degree of integration of financial markets and exchange rates for emerging Asian economies.
The book is unique in focussing on China, India and Southeast Asia, rather than just having a sub-regional or country-specific focus. Rigorous empirical analysis is applied to important practical policy issues. Tourism is claimed to be one of the biggest industries in the world and characterizes by its people-to-people interactions. Tourist behavior plays a pivotal role in understanding tourism and thus remains at the center of tourism research. However, the complexity of tourist behavior under various social and cultural contexts challenges researchers in the field on their methodologies because tourist behavior appears to be influenced not by linear associations but by structural interactions and relationships among its determinants.
The world tourism development currently witnesses a market shift signifying the importance of some developing countries like China as tourist-generating sources.
Accordingly, studies on the behaviors of these new tourists form an emerging research agenda. This book provides a structural analysis on an emerging international travel market, mainland China, regarding tourist behaviors in the context of visiting Hong Kong as an outbound destination.
The book provides insights and innovations in studying tourist behaviors theoretically, methodologically, and practically. Offering a comprehensive account of the role of trade unions in Asia today, this book, put together by two editors who have published extensively in the areas of business and economics in Asia, covers all the important Asian economies: both developed and developing.
Making a vital contribution to the very small amount of literature that has been published on this topic, this book focuses, in particular on how trade unions have organized to represent workers and the strategies they have adopted.