From rights to interests: the challenge of industrial relations in Vietnam
Clarke, Simon, Lee, Chang-Hee and Chi, Do Quynh. (2007) From rights to interests: the challenge of industrial relations in Vietnam. Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol.49 (No.4). pp. 545-568. ISSN 0022-1856Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022185607080321
Since the mid-1990s Vietnam has achieved rapid economic growth based on the attraction of foreign investment within an unchanged political environment. Changing employment relations have presented a major challenge to the rights-based institutional forms of regulation of industrial relations established in the early stages of reform, which have proved slow to adapt to the new circumstances in which disputes are interest-based. The persistence of strikes has led the authorities to pay increasing attention to industrial relations issues, but their approach remains confined within the legalistic framework of the state-socialist era. Trade unions show little inclination or ability to stand up to employers on behalf of their members, while Vietnamese workers show a preference for direct action over representation through bureaucratic industrial relations structures.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Industrial Relations|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Official Date:||September 2007|
|Number of Pages:||24|
|Page Range:||pp. 545-568|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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