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By Joe Studwell

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ISBN-13: 9781861977014

Few teams are extra secretive than the Asian "godfathers," the tiny team of obscenely filthy rich businessmen who keep an eye on the commercial fates of Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and the Philippines. Mysterious, intelligent, and ruthless, those tycoons represented 8 of the twenty-five wealthiest humans on the earth within the Nineteen Nineties they usually proceed to command multibillion-dollar own fortunes, controlling every little thing from banking and genuine property to transport and gambling--yet their names wouldn't be normal to normal readers of The Wall highway magazine. who're they and the way do they do it? that's the query Joe Studwell, writer of the acclaimed publication The China Dream, solutions during this incisive behind-the-scenes exploration of the outsize figures at the back of the veil. Studwell has spent fifteen years as a reporter within the sector and makes use of his unheard of entry to debunk one delusion after one other whereas concurrently portray intimate and revealing snap shots of the godfathers--who they are surely and the way they make, construct, and continue their fortunes. He additionally examines the political and monetary environments during which the godfathers function, that are remarkably just like those exploited by way of turn-of-the-century American tycoons. Studwell additionally explains how the region's political choices--and now not the godfathers--will ascertain if Southeast Asian nations circulate towards first-world prestige or proceed to circle, Latin American-like, within the purgatory of underdevelopment. Asian Godfathers is an explosive booklet that lifts the curtain on an international of astonishing secrecy and hypocrisy and reveals--for the 1st time--who the leaders of 1 of the world's most vital and tumultuous marketsreally are, how they received to the head, and the way they maintain themselves there.

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The Japan Productivity Centre (JPC) played an integral role in extending this momentum. Three guidelines were agreed: the fair distribution of increased productivity; employment security, namely avoiding dismissals; and the promotion of a widespread joint consultation system, with information sharing among employers and workers. The guidelines complement the effects of collective bargaining at 1 Stereotypes of Japanese Human Resource Management. . 25 industry level. Known as shunto, workers’ intensive wage negotiation in the spring changed its function as wage increase standardisation began to contribute to national productivity enhancement.

In addition, an emphasis on emotional attitude is a common evaluation criterion in the Japanese workplace. Outa (1996) explained the positive organisational effects of such evaluation. A company takes advantage of attitude. Although the skill level and ability of individual employees varies, every worker tries to work hard in order to gain a higher attitude evaluation. The logic of this approach is that it is supposed to generate the largest aggregate contribution from employees. Outa (1996) also pointed out that this evaluation culture may lead to a workaholic attitude among Japanese business people.

Often, the original company 1 Stereotypes of Japanese Human Resource Management. . 7 covers most of the salary of the dispatched employee so that their employment security is retained. 3 Human Resource Management and Japanese Employment Practices The continued high rate of economic growth in Japan and the increase in exports enabled effective productivity improvement and strong competitiveness in the world market. The term ‘made in Japan’ represented ‘low price but good quality goods’ in contrast to the former status of ‘low price and low quality’.

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