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Trade Union Growth and Decline in Asia

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  • Sarosh Kuruvilla
  • Subesh Das
  • Hyunji Kwon
  • Soonwon Kwon
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    We examine trends in union density and union influence in several Asian countries. Though we find variation in union density, all countries experienced union decline in the 1990s. Asian countries also vary on our new union influence measure. We use a logics of action framework to examine the institutional context surrounding union growth, decline and influence in each country. Based on our examination of how these institutional contexts are changing, and what we know about the strategies of unions, we are not hopeful regarding the near term prospects for reversing union decline. Copyright Blackwell Publishers Ltd/London School of Economics 2002.

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    Article provided by London School of Economics in its journal British Journal of Industrial Relations.

    Volume (Year): 40 (2002)
    Issue (Month): 3 (09)
    Pages: 431-461

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:brjirl:v:40:y:2002:i:3:p:431-461

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    1. Pawan Budhwar & Yaw Debrah, 2009. "Future research on human resource management systems in Asia," Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Springer, vol. 26(2), pages 197-218, June.
    2. Hylke Vandenbussche & Maurizio Zanardi, 2008. "What explains the proliferation of antidumping laws," ULB Institutional Repository 2013/9819, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.

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