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Human Resource Management in Malaysia

Teh, E.C. (2006) Human Resource Management in Malaysia. In: Nankervis, A.R., Chatterjee, S.R. and Coffey, J., (eds.) Perspectives of Human Resource Management in the Asia Pacific. Pearson Education Australia, French's Forest, Sydney, Australia, pp. 157-178.

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Malaysia is one of the fastest developing nations in Southeast Asia. This is attributed to the leadership of former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad, under whose leadership Malaysia experienced its most radical readjustment post-independence in 1957 (Hamayotsu 2002). His vision of Malaysia as a modem Islamic state has been achieved by: implementing reforms that have given the indigenous majority Malays (Bumiputra) political power; a vigorous policy of government investment; and importantly, the integration of Islamic principles into everyday life, a feature of which is the harmonious relationship between the Bumiputra Muslim majority and other ethnic groups. As the country moves towards achieving developed nation status, Malaysia, like all nations, must deal with the forces of globalisation and the challenges it brings. To be successful on the world stage demands an efficient, educated workforce• and, by implication, efficient and educated management.

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Murdoch Affiliation(s): Murdoch Business School
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