Labour-management relationships in transitional economies: Convergence or divergence in Vietnam and Indonesia?

  • Collins N
  • Nankervis A
  • Sitalaksmi S
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Abstract

Western labour–management relationships (both formal and informal), their respective rights, obligations and negotiating frameworks, have been well- established, understood, and supported by a complex set of associated legislation for decades. However, in many developing countries, including Vietnam and Indonesia, historical, socio-cultural, ideological or political factors constrained the development of such formalized employee relations until very recent times. This paper explores the different paths taken by Vietnam and Indonesia towards a modern employee relations system, with its concomitant positive and adverse consequences.

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  • Convergence
  • Divergence
  • Employee relations
  • Indonesia
  • Labour-management
  • Vietnam

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Authors

  • Ngan Collins

  • Alan Nankervis

  • Sari Sitalaksmi

  • Malcolm Warner

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