The Multi-Dimensions of Industrial Relations in the Asian Knowledge-Based Economies

Edited by

  • Sununta Siengthai, Asian Institute of Technology (A.I.T.), Thailand
  • John Lawler
  • Chris Rowley, City University, UK and HEAD Foundation, Singapore
  • Hiromasa Suzuki, Waseda University, Japan

This collection of work by leading scholars investigates the impact of the globalization process on some selected Asian economies and societies. With particular focus on the role of institutional factors such as labour unions or workers’ associations, case studies are presented on labour-management relations at the workplace that have evolved to cope with globalization. The cases describe labour institutions in the society as a social force that acts as a catalyst for societal democracy and for industrial democracy at the workplace. These cases provide descriptions of the changes in the management’s stance and approaches towards labour unions in the selected countries as well as at the organizational level over the last three decades when much of the industrialization process has occurred in Asia.
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Students and academics in Asian studies


Book information

  • Published: June 2010
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84334-264-9

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction: History and development of contemporary China-ASEAN relations; Asian approaches and contributions to international law. Part 2 Compliance with and implementation of international law: Legal framework for the development of China-ASEAN relations; Law and economic integration; Law and cooperation for the Greater Mekong River sub-region; Law for the protection of the environment; Law tackling non-traditional security issues; Law governing the South China Sea issue. Part 3 Bilateral relations between China and individual ASEAN countries: China’s possible role in Myanmar’s national reconciliation.