Hong Kong Management and Labour: Change and Continuity

Hong Kong Management and Labour: Change and Continuity

Hardback Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Business

Edited by Patricia Fosh, Edited by Etc., Edited by Wilson W.S. Chow, Edited by Andy W. Chan, Edited by Ed Snape, Edited by Robert Westwood


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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Hardback | 360 pages
  • Dimensions: 163mm x 242mm x 24mm | 598g
  • Publication date: 8 February 2000
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415222699
  • ISBN 13: 9780415222693

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This book considers the highly topical, and rapid changes over recent decades in Hong Kongs labour market in order to answer these questions. With waves of immigration and emigration; an improvement in the level of skill and education; and increasing participation by women, Hong Kongs labour market is changing. This book examines the economic, social and political factors affecting labour markets, management style and organised labour in recent years, and examines enduring influences such as the Chinese cultural stress on family collectivism and many changes such as de-industrialisation following the transfer of manufacturing to the Chinese mainland. Moreover, these far reaching changes look set to continue in the New Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China. Hong Kong Management and Labour argues, in a series of previously unpublished, completely up-to-date contributions, that economic and social change have been ongoing in Hong Kong for many years, and political change is perhaps less important for labour and management in the region. This book is written with policy makers and managers - particularly human resource managers; those involved in labour relations trade unions, labour markets and law, and comparative management - in mind.

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Table of contents

PART I HONG KONG AFTER THE TRANSITION 1 Hong Kong at the end of the twentieth century: management and labour trends Patricia Fosh, Catherine W. Ng, Ed Snape and Robert Westwood 2 Political and legal parameters for the representation of labour in Hong Kong: change and counter-change Wilson W.S. Chow and Patricia Fosh 3 The future shape of Hong Kong's economy: why high-technology manufacturing will prove to be a myth Howard Davies PART II LABOUR MARKET ADJUSTMENT AND INEQUALITY IN HONG KONG 4 The market at work: labour market adjustments to the changing environment in Hong Kong William Chan and Wing Suen 5 Income inequality: the impact on the Hong Kong labour force Hon-Kwong Lui 6 Women workers in Hong Kong: narrowing the gender gap Hon-Kwong Lui 7 Immigration in Hong Kong: a source of labour supply Kit-Chun Lan and Pak-Wai Liu PART III MANAGEMENT IN HONG KONG 8 The meaning of work: the reconfiguration of work and working in Hong Kong and Beijing Robert Westwood, Alicia S.M. Leung and Randy K. Chiu 9 Public sector HRM: vision and reality at the Hong Kong Hospital Authority David Thompson, Ed Snape, Clifford Mak Kei-Fung and Coryn Stokes 10 Human resource strategy and business performance : evidence from a survey of multinational firms in Hong Kong Margaret Shaffer, Ed Snape and Frenda Cheung 11 Women-friendly human resource mangement in Hong Kong: concept and practice Catherine W. Ng and Warren C.K. Chiu 12 Women in management in Hong Kong and Beijing: between pragmatism and patriarchy Robert Westwood and Alicia S.M. Leung 13 Entrepreneurial and managerial competencies: small business owner/managers in Hong Kong Theresa Lau, K.F. Chan and Thomas W.Y. Man PART IV EMPLOYEE PARTICIPATION AND TRADE UNIONS IN HONG KONG 14 Government supervision of trade unions in Hong Kong: colonial powers, patterns of enforcement and prospects for change Patricia Fosh, Anne Carver, Wilson W.S. Chow, Ng Sek-Hong and Harriet Samuels 15 Hong Kong trade unions: in search of a role Ed Snape and Andy W. Chan 16 Joint consultationin Hong Kong: employee participation or union exclusion? Andy W. Chan and Ed Snape PART V HONG KONG IN EAST ASIA 17 Hong Kong in context: employment relations in East Asia Chris Legget