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Human Resource Management in the Asia-Pacific Region : Convergence Revisited - Chris Rowley

Human Resource Management in the Asia-Pacific Region

Convergence Revisited

By: Chris Rowley (Editor)

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Published: 1st April 1998
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As a new millennium approaches, many politicians, commentators, academics, management gurus and business people have been increasingly casting their gaze towards Asia in the belief that the 'Pacific Age' is also beckoning.
The region's dynamism is seen as rooted in particular managerial practices, such as kaizen and Total Quality Management; in state intervention; or in cultural factors, notably Confucianism. An integral ingredient to all these factors is the management of 'human resources', with the 'human touch' seen to proffer key advantages in an era of globalization, market flux, competition by quality and service, and rapid transference of technologies. Within the fashionable icon of human resource management, several debatable assumptions are sometimes made and often more heat than light has been shed. HRM often suffers from a selectivity tendency and ad hoc approach, which misses the historical, paradoxical and often incoherent, incompatible and inconsistent nature of the subject. This volume reduces this myopia by adding to our knowledge of HRM and the rich milieu within which it operates.

Introduction - comparisons and perspectives on HRM in the Asia Pacific
China's HRM in transition - towards relative convergence?
economic re-structuring and HRM in Hong Kong
HRM in Japanese enterprises - trends and challenges
beyond seniority-based systems - a paradigm shift in Korean HRM?
converging and diverging trends in HRM - the Philippine ""Halo-Halo"" approach
HR, under guided economic development - the Singapore experience
the development of HRM practices in Taiwan
HRM in Thailand - eroding tr
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ISBN: 9780714644073
ISBN-10: 0714644072
Series: Studies in Asia Pacific Business,
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 1st April 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 16.0  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1