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Industrial Relation: A Comparative Study in Nigeria and Indonesia, Historical Perspective


  • Nurwati Nunung
  • Hakim Raden Marsha Aulia
  • Maulina Erna

    (Universitas Padjadjaran, Kabupaten Sumedang, Jawa Barat 45363, Indonesia)


Indonesia and Nigeria are two countries with different histories. Both are countries once colonized by various colonial countries. The evolution of labor relations between Indonesia and Nigeria is interesting. From the perspective of history that originated from the invaders who entered what happens to both countries is one of the main attractions to examine the similarities and differences in the evolution of labor relations that occur from two different occupiers. This study examines the evolution of employment relation in developing countries, especially in Nigeria and Indonesia. This event occurred in Nigeria and Indonesia that began with the colonialist entry in both countries. This case study achieves through indepth descriptive and historical case study of the transfer of the British Voluntarist ERP to Nigeria and the history of Indonesian nationalism labor. A review of the literature of such transfer of management practices reveals that there are so much different in both perspectives of change. In an attempt to make this study can explain better about the difference, this study relies on descriptive and historical sources on the transfer of employment relation practice. The finding confirms that both countries have so many differences from many aspects.

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  • Nurwati Nunung & Hakim Raden Marsha Aulia & Maulina Erna, 2017. "Industrial Relation: A Comparative Study in Nigeria and Indonesia, Historical Perspective," Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, Sciendo, vol. 8(5-1), pages 19-28, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:vrs:mjsosc:v:8:y:2017:i:5-1:p:19-28:n:2

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