Leading academics discuss the major changes that have taken place in the production and organizational paradigm of Fordism. The book provides a historical overview of the development of post-Fordism and updates the range of concerns that exist within the debate. The authors go on to link these developments to the New Economy debate and outline the new sets of issues emerging within the context of new employment and social relations.
South Korea is one of the rare countries that has experienced political/industrial democratization and economic development simultaneously in a relatively short period. However, the full story of democratization and development processes displays two faces a " positive and negative aspects to the deployment of labour/human resources. This book explains these seemingly contradictory outcomes of Korean employment relations (ER) and human resource management (HRM) based upon a theoretical framework that incorporates logics of environmental constraints and strategies of actors. During three key periods of the previous century (i.e., pre-1987, 1987 a " 1997 and post-1997), the book discusses the paradigm shift in both ER and HRM. This much-needed text contains informative details on Korean ER and HRM of past and present, with theoretical and practical views, and of transformations and continuities. The book provides policy implications that will stimulate constructive debates regarding the a /mutual-gainsa strategies for policy makers, management and employees.
This innovative text grounds the economic analysis of labor markets and employment relationships in a unified theoretical treatment of labor exchange conditions. In addition to providing thorough coverage of standard topics including labor supply and demand, human capital theory, and compensating wage differentials, the text draws on game theory and the economics of information to study the implications of key departures from perfectly competitive labor market conditions. Analytical results are consistently applied to contemporary policy issues and empirical debates. <br /> <ul> <li>Provides a coherent theoretical framework for the analysis of labor market phenomena</li> <li>Features graphical in-chapter analysis supplemented by technical material in appendices</li> <li>Incorporates numerous end-of-chapter questions that engage the analysis and anticipate subsequent results</li> <li>Includes innovative chapters on employee compensation methods, market segmentation, income inequality and labor market dynamics</li> <li>Balances theoretical, empirical and policy analysis</li> </ul>
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