Malaysian Management Styles
Policy, Practice & Human Resource

By Khaliq Ahmad
September 2005
ASEAN Academic Press
ISBN: 1901919498
186 pages, 5 " x 8 "
$72.50 Hardcover

Times are a-changing in Malaysia and today, there is greater awareness and interest among Malaysian corporations in equity and fair play in the working environment. The topic of this study is the fair treatment of employees and the norms resource distribution. A society's perception towards fair play and justice plays an important role in the actual distribution of organizational resources among the workforce. And this, in turn, contributes to organizational productivity.

The study was designed to look at issues such as recruitment, promotion, performance appraisal and distribution of perks and benefits to the workforce in Malaysian organizations. By making an assumption that there are value-differences among the major ethnic groups in the country, the study highlights differences in allocation decision made in organizations where certain ethnic groups are in the majority.

The Malays and Chinese being the two ethnic groups that have a vast majority in the workforce were key subjects in this study. This book provides an interesting insight on management styles and will be useful in helping managers and academics have a different perspective when evolving corporate policies and practices and future research. It also provides an interesting aspect of the Malaysian corporate scene and the diversity of its workforce for expatriate managers.


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