Essay question:

Essay question:

Compare and contrast an aspect of employment relations in any two Southeast Asian countries. What are the causes of the differences between the two?

 

You may choose any aspect of employment relations for this essay. Two suitable aspects of employment relations would be the state and trade unions.

 

 

The Journal of Industrial Relations devoted a whole edition in 2016 (vol. 58, no. 2) to employment relations and the state in Southeast Asia, with articles on Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Cambodia and Myanmar. Two of those articles would provide a solid basis for your research for this essay. You would also need to find additional materials to supplement those JIR articles.

Benson and Zhu (2008) has chapters on unions in Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Any two of those chapters would provide a good foundation for an essay on unions – again, those two chapters would need to be supplemented with additional materials of your own.

  • Benson, J & Ying Zhu,Y (eds) 2008, Trade unions in Asia: An economic and sociological analysis, Routledge, London.

Other suitable topics for comparison in the essay could include:

  • Collective bargaining
  • Contingent or precarious work
  • Strikes or industrial conflict
  • HRM
  • Regulatory standards and minimum wage
  • Management style
  • Maternity leave
  • Gender equity
  • Work-life balance
  • Teleworking

 

You would need to ensure there is sufficient relevant academic literature available on that topic in your two preferred Southeast Asian countries.

 

Essay question:

Compare and contrast an aspect of employment relations in any two Southeast Asian countries. What are the causes of the differences between the two?

You may choose any aspect of employment relations for this essay. Two suitable aspects of employment relations would be the state and trade unions.

You may choose any aspect of employment relations for this essay. Two suitable aspects of employment relations would be the state and trade unions.

The Journal of Industrial Relations devoted a whole edition in 2016 (vol. 58, no. 2) to employment relations and the state in Southeast Asia, with articles on Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Cambodia and Myanmar. Two of those articles would provide a solid basis for your research for this essay. You would also need to find additional materials to supplement those JIR articles.

Benson and Zhu (2008) has chapters on unions in Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Any two of those chapters would provide a good foundation for an essay on unions – again, those two chapters would need to be supplemented with additional materials of your own.

  • Benson, J & Ying Zhu,Y (eds) 2008, Trade unions in Asia: An economic and sociological analysis, Routledge, London.

Other suitable topics for comparison in the essay could include:

  • Collective bargaining
  • Contingent or precarious work
  • Strikes or industrial conflict
  • HRM
  • Regulatory standards and minimum wage
  • Management style
  • Maternity leave
  • Gender equity
  • Work-life balance
  • Teleworking

 

You would need to ensure there is sufficient relevant academic literature available on that topic in your two preferred Southeast Asian countries.

 

Business referencing style is a version of the Harvard method of referencing.

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