Globalisation and Work in Asia

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John Burgess, Julia Connell
Elsevier Science, Mar 14, 2007 - Business & Economics - 342 pages
This book reviews employment conditions in Asian countries. This is the hub of the strongest growth area in the world economy and while attention has focussed on job growth and industrial transformation, there has been very little attention on employment characteristics and employment conditions. In particular, the book addresses the issue of whether globalisation, taken to mean the growing international integration of economies, is a factor that leads to a convergence of employment conditions, and more importantly, an improvement in employment conditions. The book brings together contributions on many Asian economies where these core questions are considered at both the macro level and for specified industries.

  • Addresses fundamental questions regarding growth, globalisation and working conditions
  • Includes analysis of West, East and North Asian countries
  • Includes an overview chapter from researchers from the ILO

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The Impact of Globalisation and Labour Market Reforms in China
India and Business Process Outsourcing

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Professor John Burgess: Director, Employment Studies Centre, University of Newcastle, Australia.

Dr Julia Connell, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Business, University of Newcastle, Australia. The editors have collaborated in two other books, published by Routledge.

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