Purpose – Reviews the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoints practical implications from cutting‐edge research and case studies. Design/methodology/approach – This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context. Findings – The development and increased sophistication of management practices in the so‐called “Tiger Economies” have led to a slew of fascinating academic studies into what makes industrialized companies tick in South‐East Asia. Areas such as Six Sigma and Balanced Scorecard have found many new converts along with some degree of success in these countries, producing varying results to those based in the USA and Western Europe. This is especially important due to the scale of outsourcing of manufacturing by the West in these countries. Practical implications – Provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world's leading organizations. Originality/value – The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy‐to‐digest format.
Human Resource Management International Digest – Emerald Publishing
Published: Apr 25, 2008
Keywords: Human resource management; Total quality management; Employee involvement; Malaysia