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.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 460
Weight: 950 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 mm
"This is a unique, research-based volume which offers deep insights into HRM in Asia. Providing a multifaceted examination of HRM, encompassing cultural, legal and socio-economic perspectives, the editors are to be highly commended for a most valuable contribution to the field."
Russell Lansbury, Emeritus Professor, University of Sydney Business School
"This book, edited by two highly acclaimed scholars, is sure to be the perfect book for learning more about HRM in Asia, at both the academic and the professional levels. To help them make the most informed book possible, the editors have gathered and coordinated an impressive team of very knowledgeable country-level experts. Clearly a book to have handy when wanting to understand what is going on in Asia today!"
Randall S. Schuler, Distinguished Professor, Rutgers University and University of Lucerne
"To understand HRM in the modern world, we need a greater awareness of the situation in Asia. These two renowned scholars have gathered a strong team of authors and the result is a book which provides new knowledge of this crucial region - and offers insights that are useful across the world. Overall, this is a book that any serious scholar of human resource management or of business in Asia will need to have on their shelves."
Chris Brewster, Professor of International Human Resource Management, Henley Business School, University of Reading