Handbook of Research on Comparative Human Resource Management
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Handbook of Research on Comparative Human Resource Management

Second Edition

Edited by Chris Brewster, Wolfgang Mayrhofer and Elaine Farndale

This second, updated and extended edition of the Handbook of Research on Comparative Human Resource Management draws on the work of many of the world’s leading researchers in the field to present the state of the art to scholars, students and practitioners. The Handbook provides a detailed focus on the theoretical underpinnings of Comparative HRM, on comparative studies of specific areas of HRM practice and on the unique features of HRM in all the main regions of the world.
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Chapter 31: Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan: issues and trends in HRM

Philippe Debroux, Wes Harry, Shigeaki Hayashi, Heh Jason Huang, Keith Jackson and Toru Kiyomiya

Abstract

This chapter explores human resource management (HRM) in three countries that share common geographic (East Asia) and economic (embracing capitalism) features, despite considerable differences in their ethnic and cultural make-up. The chapter presents reviews of each country’s typical approach to HRM explained by the increasingly (financially and politically) challenging contextual settings, including a new discussion on workplace diversity (and discrimination) management.

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