The Changing Global Environment in Asia and Human Resource Management Strategies


Bernadette Andreosso-O’Callaghan (Editor)
University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

Jacques Jaussaud (Editor)
Faculte de Droit, Economie et Gestion (UPPA), Pau Cedex, France

Robert Taylor (Editor)
School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffiel, Sheffield, UK

Bruna Zolin (Editor)
Dipartimento di Economia, Venezia, Italy

Series: Business Issues, Competition and Entrepreneurship
BISAC: BUS030000

Examining how meso- and macro-economic global change impacts human resource management policies of countries and the strategies of firms investing into or from key Asian countries is the focus of this ground-breaking study. The introductory section encompasses several chapters dealing with a number of current policy issues in core Asian countries, such as: China’s drive for artificial intelligence; an evaluation of Japan’s Abenomics; and regionalism.

The section also analyses the evolving macro-economic framework surrounding the internationalization process of Chinese MNEs in European countries, and the specific case of Chinese investment in Japan. This overall framework concludes with an examination of the lifelong learning policies in a European Union country (namely Italy) opening thereby the discussion on human resource management (HRM) issues in the following section of the book. The study of human resource management policies and strategies is appraised from diverse complementary angles. The chapters in the second section of the book provide the reader with a detailed and up-to-date account of expatriation strategies from China, HRM strategies of French MNEs in China, teleworking, training and labor force issues in Japan and knowledge absorptive capacity issues in rural Thailand.

Written by a core group of international experts, Changing Global Environment in Asia and Human Resource Management Strategies will appeal to students, scholars, policy makers as well as business practitioners studying and/or working in the areas of business studies, human resource management and international political economy.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. China’s Digital Transformation: The Key Role of Artificial Intelligence in the Chinese Economy and Society
(Guilhem Fabre, PhD, Department of Chinese Studies, Université Paul Valéry-Montpellier, Montpellier, France)

Chapter 2. Japanese Multilateralism and the Balance of Power Policy in the Economic Field in Prime Minister Abe’s Era
(Tatsuro Debroux, PhD, Department of Law, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain)

Chapter 3. The EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement: Multilateralizing Regionalism?
(Erja Kettunen, PhD, School of Economics, University of Turku, Turku, Finland)

Chapter 4. Emerging Countries Multinationals Investing in Developed Countries: The Issue of Reciprocal Asymmetries in the Case of Chinese Investments in Japan
(Bruno Amann, Shiho Futagami, Jacques Jaussaud and Carole Jean-Amans, University of Toulouse, University of Toulouse, France, and others)

Chapter 5. The Role of Psychic Distance: The Internationalization Process of Chinese Multinationals in the European Union
(Boqi Zhang, PhD, and Yao Pan, PhD, Center for the Analysis of Trade and economic Transitions, University of Pau, Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France, and others)

Chapter 6. An Economic Evaluation of Abenomics’ First Five Years
(Jana-Larissa Grzeszkowiak, Faculty of Management and Economics, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany)

Chapter 7. Lifelong Learning Policy and Regional Development: Evidence from an EU Case Study
(Francesca Volo, Alessandra Drigo, M. Bruna Zolin and Domenico Sartore, Department of Economics Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy)

Chapter 8. Perceived Effectiveness of HRM Practices in French Multinationals in China
(Cuiling Jiang, PhD, and Dorra Yahiaoui, PhD, Department of Management, Kedge Business School, Talence, France, and others)

Chapter 9. Expatriation Difficulties within the Framework of China’s Medical Cooperation in Africa
(QI Yue, PhD, Tianjin Foreign Studies University, Tianjin, China)

Chapter 10. Managing Teleworking: Issues and Barriers for Japanese Companies
(Julien Martine, PhD, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Paris, Paris, France)

Chapter 11. Utilizing Female Employment and Developing Immigration to Face a Shrinking Labor Force Population in Japan
(Bruno Amann and Jacques Jaussaud, Professor, Toulouse 3 University, France, and others)

Chapter 12. Matrix Accounting as a Game-Based Learning Tool for Employee Training and Development
(Satoshi Sugahara, PhD, and Andrea Cilloni, PhD, School of Business Administration, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan, and others)

Chapter 13. External Knowledge, Absorptive Capacity and Innovation: The Case of Rural Community Enterprises in Thailand
(Phakpoom Tippakoon, PhD, College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand)


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