In this chapter, recent employment relations developments in Asia are examined. The chapter is organised into three main sections. The first section examines general employment relations developments in the period of largely unbroken economic expansion in the region from 2000 to 2007. This section examines developments for the main parties to employment relations including the state, unions and markets in the region. The second section examines developments in China, Japan and Singapore, chosen for closer analysis as they are extremely significant and interdependent trading economies in Asia and all three have introduced new labour laws and policies in recent years. Finally, the chapter concludes by commenting on the impact of the global financial crisis on the region's employment relations.
Strategic HRM: Contemporary Issues in the Asia Pacific Region p. 45-59