Trade Unions in Asia: An Economic and Sociological Analysis by John BensonTrade Unions in Asia: An Economic and Sociological Analysis by John Benson

Trade Unions in Asia: An Economic and Sociological Analysis

EditorJohn Benson, Ying Zhu

Hardcover | July 23, 2008

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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. It discusses the issues surrounding wages and working conditions, health and safety, women's employment opportunities and human resource development, in the context of the major regional economies, including Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, India, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia.

This is an essential read for both professional and postgraduate students , studying or working in the areas of Asian business.

John Bensonis Professor and Head, School of Management at the University of South Australia. He is the author/editor of nine books and over eighty journal articles and book chapters. He has had extensive consultancy experience with unions, business enterprises and government departments. His major research interests include Japanese ma...
Title:Trade Unions in Asia: An Economic and Sociological AnalysisFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.9 inPublished:July 23, 2008Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041541007X

ISBN - 13:9780415410076

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Table of Contents

1. Trade Unions in Asia: Organisation, Strategy and IssuesJohn Benson and Ying Zhu 2. Trade Unions in Theory and Practice: Perspectives from Advanced Industrial CountriesHoward Gospel 3. Trade Unions in Japan: Collective Justice or Managerial ComplianceJohn Benson 4. Trade Unions in South Korea: Transition Towards NeocorporatismChris Rowley and Kil-Sang Yoo  5. Trade Unions in Taiwan: Confronting the Challenge of Globalisation and Economic RestructuringYing Zhu 6. Trade Unions in Hong Kong: Worker Representation or Political Agent? Andy W. Chan 7. Trade Unions in Singapore: Corporatist PaternalismChris Leggett  8. Trade Unions in Malaysia: Complexity of a State-Employer SystemNagiah Ramasamy and Chris Rowley  9. Trade Unions in China: In Search of a New Role in the 'Harmonious Society'Malcolm Warner 10. Trade Unions in India: From Politics of Fragmentation to Politics of Expansion and Integration?K.R. Shyam Sundar  11. Trade Unions in Sri Lanka: Beyond Party PoliticsSamanthi Gunawardana and Janaka Biyanwila 12. Trade Unions in Vietnam: From Socialism to Market SocialismVincent Edwards and Anh Phan  13. Trade Unions in Thailand: Issues and Future DirectionsVimolwan Yukongdi  14. Trade Unions in Indonesia: From State Incorporation to Market OrientationJoe Isaac and Sari Sitalaksmi  15. Trade Unions in Asia: A Comparative Analysis John Benson and Ying Zhu