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Management Education in Japan

Management Education in Japan Author Norio Kambayashi
ISBN-10 9781780632490
Release 2008-01-31
Pages 122
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The changing nature of education and training systems in Japanese firms is reviewed with focus on developments of management education in Japanese universities. Based on a contextual model, this book examines whether the MBA education system in the Japanese business schools is useful for human resource development in Japanese firms and discusses the importance of developments of Japanese-specific methods of management education. New research topics: few studies focussing on Japanese management education Systematic and critical review of the up-to-date literature on management education Empirical evidence: interview data collected both from HR directors/managers and from employees who belongs to an MBA course



Management Education in Japan

Management Education in Japan Author Norio Kambayashi
ISBN-10 9781780632490
Release 2008-01-31
Pages 122
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The changing nature of education and training systems in Japanese firms is reviewed with focus on developments of management education in Japanese universities. Based on a contextual model, this book examines whether the MBA education system in the Japanese business schools is useful for human resource development in Japanese firms and discusses the importance of developments of Japanese-specific methods of management education. New research topics: few studies focussing on Japanese management education Systematic and critical review of the up-to-date literature on management education Empirical evidence: interview data collected both from HR directors/managers and from employees who belongs to an MBA course



Asian Business Groups

Asian Business Groups Author Michael Carney
ISBN-10 1843342448
Release 2008
Pages 318
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This book provides a comprehensive overview and introduction to the types of business group that dominate the Asian economic landscape. The origins and founding context of groups from particular national settings forms the basic structure of the book. Emphasis is given to both the similarities and differences in group governance and performance in different national contexts.



Globalisation and Work in Asia

Globalisation and Work in Asia Author John Burgess
ISBN-10 9781780632445
Release 2007-02-28
Pages 342
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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



The Multi Dimensions of Industrial Relations in the Asian Knowledge Based Economies

The Multi Dimensions of Industrial Relations in the Asian Knowledge Based Economies Author Sununta Siengthai
ISBN-10 9781780632438
Release 2010-06-10
Pages 288
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This collection of work by leading scholars investigates the impact of the globalization process on some selected Asian economies and societies. With particular focus on the role of institutional factors such as labour unions or workers’ associations, case studies are presented on labour-management relations at the workplace that have evolved to cope with globalization. The cases describe labour institutions in the society as a social force that acts as a catalyst for societal democracy and for industrial democracy at the workplace. These cases provide descriptions of the changes in the management’s stance and approaches towards labour unions in the selected countries as well as at the organizational level over the last three decades when much of the industrialization process has occurred in Asia. A case study approach which enhances analytical and problem-solving skills of students A focus on the impact of globalization process in the East and Southeast Asia which is becoming more significant in the new economy Prepared by local Asian research scholars



Inside the World s Major East Asian Collections

Inside the World s Major East Asian Collections Author Patrick Lo
ISBN-10 9780081021460
Release 2017-05-03
Pages 466
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Inside the World’s Major East Asian Collections examines the rise of the “LAM,” an acronym that stands for libraries, archives and museums. In doing so, this book profiles leading experts—librarians, archivists and museum curators—who specialise in East Asian collections from across the world. In examining the dynamically shifting role of the cultural institution in the context of managing information and collections, this book provides important themes offered by these cultural experts in understanding the necessary professional skills, knowledge and personalities that are required for working in such environments of varying size, scope and composition in LAMs. As galleries, LAMs manage preservation and access of history and culture, and their missions and goals as cultural institutions continue to converge. As collecting institutions, LAMs share the common mandate to preserve and make accessible primary resources valuable for researchers and professionals, as well as the public. LAMs are mostly publicly funded, publicly accountable institutions collecting cultural heritage materials. Another aim of this book is to enhance the visibility and recognise the efforts of the LAM professionals as cultural institution leaders, since much of their great contributions in the respective fields to preserving our cultural and documentary heritages have gone unnoticed outside their parent institutions. Examines the roles and goals of cultural institutions Brings collections to life through interviews with LAM experts Presents LAMs with a focus on East Asia Serves as a platform for LAM professionals to share and exchange experiences and insights



Trends in Mobile Technology and Business in the Asia Pacific Region

Trends in Mobile Technology and Business in the Asia Pacific Region Author Youngjin Yoo
ISBN-10 9781780632384
Release 2008-06-30
Pages 280
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This book introduces trends and developments in the area of mobile technology and business in the Asia Pacific region – an area which has emerged as a hotbed for not only much economic development generally, but also the mobile revolution that is sweeping through the globe. Although mobile technology did not originate in the region, over the last decade mobile and wireless technologies and services have rapidly grown in this area. Some companies from this area are taking the leading roles in many aspects of industry (hardware, software and service) and international standard setting organizations as well. The book presents 12 in-depth case studies written by specialists covering many countries in the region in order to provide an evolutionary perspective on mobile technology and business. The book offers both macro-level public policy implications and firm-level strategy for this emerging technology. In-depth case studies of countries written by specialists, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand An overview of the emerging trends in both technology and business related to mobile technology in the Asia-Pacific region A comprehensive survey of the mobile business markets in the region



The Changing Role of the Human Resource Profession in the Asia Pacific Region

The Changing Role of the Human Resource Profession in the Asia Pacific Region Author Jayantee Saha
ISBN-10 9780857094766
Release 2014-12-02
Pages 156
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The human resource (HR) profession has been on a long and challenging journey. Globalisation and sweeping policy changes have re-defined and re-aligned HR and its role. It is important for HR professionals to develop and become innovators in their respective industries. The Changing Role of the Human Resource Profession in the Asia Pacific Region is based on case-studies of retail, tourism, healthcare, security, education, and energy, spread across the greater Asia Pacific (AP) region. The book rests on the principle of the laws of attraction, that ‘thoughts become things’ and argues that acknowledging good human resource policies and practices can be a key influence on all aspects of an organisation. After an introduction, five chapters cover key topics: six major industries; changing HR practices across the AP; an insider’s view on best practices; the role of HR in sustaining growth across the AP; and a conclusion looking towards the future of HR in the Asian Pacific Region. Based on real and contemporary case studies with a focus on six industries (Retail, Tourism, Healthcare, Security, Education and Energy) spread across the Greater AP region Highlights industry specific key HR challenges and suggests ways forward Records recent developments



The Chinese Consumer Market

The Chinese Consumer Market Author Lei Tang
ISBN-10 9781780632209
Release 2009-04-29
Pages 250
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The Chinese Consumer Market examines the changing consumer business environment in China and offers predictions about the evolution of the Chinese consumer market in the different sectors as well as the likely strategic implications for global consumer oriented companies. The first book is in English made by Chinese researchers with a Chinese viewpoint of developments Provides the management implications in different sectors of the Chinese economy Predicts future trends



Implementation of Changes in Chinese Organizations

Implementation of Changes in Chinese Organizations Author Ruth Alas
ISBN-10 9781780632353
Release 2014-01-23
Pages 200
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There are no commonly accepted theories of change that have been developed for China or countries in transition. This book is an attempt to bridge that gap and provide a model which takes into account the specifics of organizational changes in Chinese organizations. It looks at various aspects of change implementation in Chinese organizations, including the types, the process, the readiness to change, and ethical issues. Theoretical framework is created for analysing changes in China Information is provided about types of changes in Chinese organizations Process of implementation of change in Chinese organizations is analysed



The Evolution of the US Japan Alliance

The Evolution of the US Japan Alliance Author Matteo Dian
ISBN-10 9781780634470
Release 2014-08-26
Pages 280
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The US-Japan alliance has contributed significantly towards the development of the Japanese security strategy. The Evolution of the US-Japan Alliance explores developments in the alliance between the US and Japan and analyzes the transformation of the Japanese security strategy from 1960 to 2013. It also describes the rise and the decline of Japanese pacifism and of the Yoshida Doctrine, the post war security strategy. Moreover, this book highlights how the end of the Cold War forced Japan to rethink its security strategy and post war pacifism. Japan has abandoned its identity of “peaceful nation , turning itself into a “normal national , drawing closer to the United States. Provides readers with a theoretical framework through which they can make sense of the evolutions of the US-Japan alliance and the evolution of the Japanese security strategy throughout post war history. Provides a comprehensive overview of the shifts in the Japanese security strategies and in the American foreign and security policies in the Asia Pacific region. Makes extensive use of primary sources. Addresses main debates on security alliances and security strategies. Incorporates the latest events such as the American Pivot to Asia.



Guerilla Capitalism

Guerilla Capitalism Author Lan Nguyen
ISBN-10 9781780632551
Release 2009-03-09
Pages 250
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Aimed at globalising companies, institutional investors, business researchers, students and practitioners. Guerilla Capitalism analyses the nature of the business system and behaviour of state owned enterprises in Vietnam. Written by an expert author, the book is based on first hand case studies containing full and frank interviews with local managers on the country’s business culture. It thus provides those seeking to do business in Vietnam with an unparalleled insight into how and why its businesses in general, and state owned enterprises in particular, are structured and managed, a topic about which little has been previously written. The book also presents researchers and students with a comprehensive, societal approach to the study of organisational behaviour, and offers a distinctive interpretation of the common problems of state owned enterprises in transitional economies that goes beyond the traditional economic explanation. Is written by a Vietnamese academic whose unique access gave him an in-depth knowledge and understanding of business practices in Vietnam Provides information on the business environment in Vietnam Provides a comprehensive and innovative explanation and interpretation of the business system in Vietnam based on real world case studies and observations



Transcontinental Strategies for Industrial Development and Economic Growth

Transcontinental Strategies for Industrial Development and Economic Growth Author Christiansen, Bryan
ISBN-10 9781522521617
Release 2017-03-03
Pages 346
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In contemporary society, it is vital for countries to consistently seek new ways to provide stable growth for their increasing populations. As such, it is important to stay on top of the most current strategies and trends that promote strong industrial and economic development. Transcontinental Strategies for Industrial Development and Economic Growth provides a comprehensive examination of the latest strategies and techniques for growing and maintaining an economically-sound community. Highlighting innovative research on relevant topics such as budget preparation processes, management philosophies, and global competitiveness, this publication is an ideal resource for all professionals, practitioners, business owners, and researchers who are seeking advanced academic perspectives on strategies for industrial development and economic growth.



Development and Reform of Higher Education in China

Development and Reform of Higher Education in China Author Hong Zhu
ISBN-10 0857091603
Release 2011
Pages 176
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Summary: The Chinese higher education sector is an area subject to increasing attention from an international perspective. Written by authors centrally located within the education system in China, Development and Reform of Higher Education in China highlights not only the development of different aspects of higher education, but also the reform of the education system and its role in the educational and social development of the country. This book analyses recently collected data from the National Bureau of Statistics of China and the work of leading scholars in the field of higher education. It highlights the marketization of state-owned institutions and the increasing importance of the internationalization of higher education - two important features of education in a modern and global context. About the authors: Professor Hong Zhu is the executive director of the Department of Foreign Language Education at Tianjin University of Commerce. She is also a member of the Teaching and Education Committee of the University and a member of the editorial board of the University journal, Study on Higher Education. As a leading researcher in her field she has contributed chapters to several books, taken part in research projects including the 'Research on UNESCO's Strategy for the Development of Education' sponsored by Tianjin Leading Group for Education Science Planning. Dr. Shiyan Lou is a lecturer at Tianjin University of Commerce. Her recent study focuses on education in China, including her doctoral dissertation. Several of her papers have been published in influential journals, such as Labour Economics Review, in the fields of education and economics. Dr. Lou has also participated in major research projects including the 'Study on the Interaction between Human Capital and Economic Growth' sponsored by National Natural Science Foundation of China. Contents: Introduction to higher education in China; Structure of higher education; Marketization of higher education; Internationalization of higher education; Conclusion and prospects.



Globalization Change and Learning in South Asia

Globalization  Change and Learning in South Asia Author Shaista Khilji
ISBN-10 9780857094650
Release 2013-10-31
Pages 240
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Globalization has changed business the world over. Financial crises in the West and parts of Asia have triggered a search for new models and ways of doing business. South Asia offers a novel perspective on these issues, both from an intra-Asia and international standpoint. Globalization, Change and Learning in South Asia is an edited collection focussing on analysis and review of contemporary business practices in South Asia. This title shows the importance of South Asia to business and management research, and the practice of business, highlighting the role of extensive learning in addressing the slew of challenges presented by globalization. An introduction by the editors highlights socio-economic aspects of South Asia to establish its relevance in the global economy. Six chapters then cover: gender issues, diaspora as catalysts of knowledge flows, anatomy of corruption, evolving nature of management and culture; corporate social responsibility perspectives, and the growth of frugal innovation practice in South Asia. Captures a balanced view of how organizations and leaders are coping with the pressures of globalization Identifies both challenges and notable practices facing organizations Provides a useful template for companies managing change within South Asia and other emerging economies



Succeed Or Sink

Succeed Or Sink Author Chris Rowley
ISBN-10 1843346346
Release 2012
Pages 166
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Aimed at business strategists, policy makers, researchers and adult learners, this book has an Asian perspective on business sustainability and is about understanding how recent developments and future actions in one part of the world will have a global impact. The book magnifies the concept of so-called 'globalisation' and examines the topic of business sustainability from a broad and integrated approach to business: encapsulating people, prosperity and the planet. Furthermore, it acknowledges the contributions, challenges and potential of not only the big corporate houses, but also the smaller ones, in this situation. Chapters discuss the benefits organisations can attain with better governance, and social and environmental practices are also analysed. Broad and integrated approach to business encapsulating people, prosperity and sustainability Details recent developments and future actions in the areas of business sustainability and applicable more globally Written by highly knowledgeable and well-respected academician and practitioners in the field; a perfect blend of the best of both worlds



Securing the Safety of Navigation in East Asia

Securing the Safety of Navigation in East Asia Author Shicun Wu
ISBN-10 9781782421603
Release 2013-11-21
Pages 304
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Safe navigation of the seas is of global importance. Sea lanes provide vital connections for the growth of the global economy and the wellbeing of people everywhere. The sea lanes are of particular importance for the East Asian region, as most trade is undertaken on the ocean. Booming economies in the region such as China and Vietnam put more pressure on sea lanes, triggering concern for the safety of navigation. Securing the Safety of Navigation in East Asia identifies salient issues for academic debate, and further explores those that have practical implications for the safety of navigation in East Asia. Contemporary maritime security concentrates on safe navigation and inhibiting transnational crimes, including sea piracy and maritime terrorism. Maritime environmental security and search and rescue at sea are also important. Securing the Safety of Navigation in East Asia is structured into four sections: the first part introduces the topic, and looks at the safety of navigation and the search for a cooperative mechanism. The second part considers the international legal framework and its implications for East Asia. The third part presents national perspectives on the safety of navigation, and fi nally part four considers navigational issues in the South China Sea. Places a special focus on East Asia Accommodates national perspectives in East Asia on navigation given by scholars from China, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore Presents a special section on the South China Sea, located in Southeast Asia and connecting the Indian and Pacific oceans; a critical sea route for maritime transport