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Linkages between industrialization strategies and industrial relations/human resource policies: Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, and India

Kuruvilla, Sarosh (1996) Linkages between industrialization strategies and industrial relations/human resource policies: Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, and India. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 49 (4). pp. 635-657. ISSN 0019-7939

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Identification Number: 10.1177/001979399604900404

Abstract

The case studies of Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, and India presented in this paper support the author's contention that a country's industrialization strategy for economic development profoundly influences its industrial relations (IR) and human resources (HR) policy goals. The author finds that import substitution industrialization was associated with IR/HR policy goals of pluralism and stability, while a low-cost export-oriented industrialization strategy was associated with IR/HR policy goals of cost containment and union suppression. In countries that moved from a low-cost export-oriented strategy to a higher value added export-oriented strategy, the focus of IR/HR policy goals shifted from cost containment to work force flexibility and skills development. The four countries diverged, however, in the specific institutions and arrangements they adopted to meet national IR/HR policy goals, due to different political choices made by dominant actors and different institutional industrial relations histories.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://journals.sagepub.com/home/ilr
Additional Information: © 1996 Cornell University
Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD8682 Industrial Relations - India
Sets: Departments > Management
Date Deposited: 11 May 2018 15:20
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 07:13
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/87900

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