A comparative perspective on employer collective action and employers' associations in Asia

Ying Zhu, John Benson, Howard Gospel

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This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the concepts discussed in the preceding chapters of this book. The book considers the political economy systems which set the context for employers' associations in terms of collective action. It concerns the past and present developments, changing structure and strategy, activities of employers' associations, and their interaction with other bodies such as trade unions and the state. The book compares and contrasts the key elements of employer collective action and employers' associations among the Asian economies. It undertakes a comparative analysis of the case study countries by comparing the developed economies of Japan and South Korea, the city economies of Singapore and Hong Kong, the self-styled socialist market economies of China and Vietnam, the emerging economies of India and Indonesia, and the moderately developed economy of Malaysia.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmployers' Associations in Asia
Subtitle of host publicationEmployer Collective Action
EditorsJohn Benson, Ying Zhu, Howard Gospel
Place of PublicationAbingdon UK
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781315672335
ISBN (Print)9781138943605
Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2017

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