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A Sense of History:
a select bibliography on the history of Singapore

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Singapore, 1965-: Independence & Nation-Building 
Labour, Trade Unions & Industrial Relations


Anantaraman, V.  Singapore industrial relations system. Singapore: Singapore Institute of Management, 1990. 218p. [HD8769.2 Ana]

Begin, James P.  Dynamic human resource systems: cross-national comparisons. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1997. 377p. Has a chapter on the human resource management system of Singapore. [HD31 Beg]

Begin, James P.  Singaporeís industrial relations system: is it congruent with its second phase of industrialization. IN Frenkel, Stephen & Harrod, Jeffrey, eds. Industrialization & labor relations: contemporary research in seven countries. Ithaca, NY: ILR Press, 1995. Pp. 64-87. [HD8720.5 Ind]

Chalmers, W. Ellison . Crucial issues in industrial relations in Singapore. Singapore: D. Moore, 1967. 312p. [HD8769.2 Cha]

Chan, Raymond K. H.  & Moha Asri Abdullah . Foreign labor in Asia: issues and challenges. Commack, NY: Nova Science, 1999. Focuses on the issue of foreign workers in Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong. [HD8666 For]

Chan, Raymond K. H.  & Moha Asri Abdullah . Issues and challenges of foreign workers in Asia. Asian Profile, 27(5):441-455, 1999. Focuses on the issue of foreign workers in Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong. [DS1 AP]

Chen, Geraldine Yee Fong . Manpower policy under industrial restructuring: Singapore in the 1980s. 289p. Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of London, 1991. [D6*UL 1991 1]

Cheng, Ada Shu Ju . Migrant women domestic workers in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan: a comparative analysis. Asian and Pacific Migration-Journal, 5(1):139-152, 1996. [JV8490 APM]

Cheng, Siok Hwa . Recent trends in female labour force participation in Singapore. Southeast Asian Journal of Social Science, 8(1/2):20-39, 1980. Covers the period from the late fifties to the late seventies. [H8 SAS]

Chew, Soon Beng . Trade unionism in Singapore. Singapore: McGraw-Hill, 1991. 240p. [HD6855.2 Che]

Chew, Soon Beng  & Chew, Rosalind . The development of industrial relations strategy in Singapore. IN Verma, A.; Kochan, T. A. & Lansbury, R. D., eds. Employment relations in the growing Asian economies. London: Routledge, 1995. Pp. 62-87. [HD8720.5 Emp]

Chew, Soon Beng  & Chew, Rosalind . Employment-driven industrial relations regimes: the Singapore experience. Aldershot, UK: Avebury, 1995. 259p. [HD8769.2 Csb]

Chew, Soon Beng  & Chew, Rosalind . Immigration and foreign labour in Singapore. ASEAN Economic Bulletin, 1292):191-200, 1995. [HC497.1 AEB]

Chew, Soon Beng  & Chew, Rosalind . The Singapore worker: a profile. Singapore: Oxford University Press, 1992. 202p. [HD5835.12 Che]

Chew, Soon Beng  & Chew, Rosalind , eds. Industrial relations in Singapore industry. Singapore: Addison-Wesley, 1996. 279p. [HD8769.2 Inu]

Chiew, Seen Kong . Citizens and foreign labour in Singapore. IN Ong, J. H.; Chan, K. B. & Chew, S. B., eds. Crossing borders: transmigration in Asia Pacific. Singapore: Prentice-Hall, 1995. Pp. 472-486. [JV8490 Cro]

Deyo, Frederic C.  Beneath the miracle: labor subordination in the new Asian industrialism. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1989. 259p. Focuses on trade unions and the labour movement in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea. [HD8767 Eas.D]

Deyo, Frederic C.  Dependent development and industrial order: an Asian case study. New York: Praeger, 1981. 138p. [HC497.12 Dey]

Deyo, Frederic C.  & Chen, Peter S. J.  Female labor force participation and earnings in Singapore. Economic Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific, 27(1):82-99, 1976. [HC411 UNEB]

Disney, Richard  & Ho, Soo Kiang . Do real wages matter in an open economy?: the case of Singapore 1966-1987. Oxford Economic Papers, 42(3):635-657, 1990. [HB1 OEP]

Ee, Boon Lee . Managing the crises. Singapore: National Trades Union Congress, 2001. 203p. A look at the role of the NTUC during the economic recessions in 1985-86 and 1998. [HD6855.2 Ee]

Ee, Boon Lee . Stretching the dollar. Singapore: National Trade Union Congress, 2001. 248p. A look at how the NTUC cooperatives have complemented the work of the trade unions over the last thirty years. [HD6855.2 Ee]

Heyzer, Noeleen  & Wee, Gek Sim . Trade union leaders in Singapore. Singapore: Dept. of Sociology, University of Singapore, 1972. 87p. [HD6855.2 Hey]

Hing, Ai Yun  & Wong, Poh Kam . Impact of industial automation on the workforce in Singapore. IN Hing, Ai Yun; Wong, Poh Kam & Schmidt, Gert, eds.Cross cultural perspectives of automation: the impact of organizational and workforce management practices. Berlin: Edition Sigma, c1995. Pp. 285-317. [HD6331 Cro]

Ho, Soo Kiang . The role of the labour market in the economic development of Singapore, 1960-1984. 368p. Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Kent, Canterbury, 1988. [HD30*BL 8]

Hui, Weng Tat . The regional economic crisis and Singapore: implications for labor migration. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 7(2/3):187-218, 1998. [JV8490 APM]

Hui, Weng Tat . Regionalization, economic restructuring and labor migration in Singapore. International Migration, 35(1):109-130, 1997. [JV6032 IM]

Hui, Weng Tat . The Singapore labour market: issues and prospects. IN Lee, B. H. & Oorjitham, K. S. S., eds. Malaysia and Singapore: experiences in industrialization and urban change. Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya, 1993. Pp. 163-187. [DS592 Msf 2]

Josey, Alex . Industrial relations: labour laws in a developing Singapore. Singapore: Federal Publications, 1976. 305p. [HD8769.2 Jos]

Kang, Jeremy Geok Huat . Trade union leaders in Singapore: profile of the "right types". 110p. Academic exercise - Dept. of Business Administration, National University of Singapore, 1983. [HF345 *1983 13]

Ker, Sin Tze . A projection for labour demand and supply in Singapore to 1985. Southeast Asian Journal of Social Science, 5(1/2):55-65, 1977. [H8 SAS]

Kuttan, George Sharaad . Industrial workers in modern Singapore. 146p. Thesis (M.Soc.Sc.) - Dept. of Sociology, National University of Singapore, 1996. [HM15 *1996 28]

Lee, Boon Hiok . Innovative approaches to industrial relations: consensus building in the Singapore context. IN Innovative approaches to industrial relations in ASEAN. Geneva: ILO 1985. Pp. 133-167. [HD8767 Sou.Asr]

Lee, Boon Hiok . Trade union growth in Singapore. Asian Journal of Political Science, 3(2):90-111, 1995. [JA26 APS]

Lee, Keng Mun . Industrial and labour market segmentation in Singapore. Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms International, 1994. 467p. Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Toronto, 1992. Microfiche.

Leggett, Chris . Corporatist trade unionism in Singapore. IN Frenkel, Stephen, ed. Organized labor in the Asia-Pacific region: a comparative study of trade unionism in nine countries. Ithaca, NY: ILR Press, 1993. Pp. 223-248. [HD6796 Org]

Leggett, Chris. Singapore. IN Deery, Stephen & Mitchell, Richard, eds. Labour law and industrial relations in Asia: eight country studies. Melbourne: Longman Cheshire, 1993. Pp. 96-136. [HD4813 Lab]

Leggett, Chris . Singaporeís industrial relations in the 1990s. IN Rodan, G., ed. Singapore changes guard: social, political and economic directions in the 1990s. New York: St Martinís Press, 1993. Pp. 116-133. [JQ729 Sia]

Leggett, Chris  & Littler, Craig R.  The limits of enterprise bargaining: recent development s in

Singapore and Malaysia. IN Haworth, Nigel; Hill, Marianne & Wailes, Nick, eds. Divergent paths?: industrial relations in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region. Auckland: AIRAANZ, 1993. Pp. 255-263. [HD6959 Air 7]

Lewis, Philip E. T.  On the move: the changing structure of Singapore's labour market. Murdoch, WA: Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University, 1993. 52p. [HD5835.12 Lew]

Lewis, Philip E. T.  The Singapore labour market in the 1990s. Murdoch, WA: Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University, 1992. 20p. [HD5835.12 Lew]

Lim, Chong Yah  & Chew, Rosalind , eds. Wages and wages policies: tripartism in Singapore. Singapore: World Scientific, 1998. 381p. Most of the articles in this volume focus on wages and wage policy, the National Wages Council and the role of the government, the employers and the labour movement in bringing economic success to Singapore. [HD5085.12 Wag]

Lim-Ng, Bee Eng, comp. Chronology of trade union development in Singapore 1940-1985. Singapore: Singapore National Trades Union Congress, 1986. 39p. [HD6855.2 Chr]

Lim, Linda . Singapore. IN Herzenberg, S. & Perez-Lopez, J., eds. Labor standards and development in the global economy. Washington, DC: Department of Labor, 1990.  Pp. 73-93. [HD8943 Lab]

Lin, Vivian . Women workers in the semiconductor industry in Singapore and Malaysia: a political economy of health. IN Pinches, M. & Lakha, S., eds. Wages labour and social change. Clayton, Vic.: Centre of Southeast Asian Studies, Monash University, 1987. Pp. 219-261. [HD8666 Wag]

Lo, Yen Lee . Privatisation in Singapore: policy and impact on labour relations. Singapore: Singapore Institute of Labour Studies, 1993. 16p. [HD4335.2 Lo]

Luther, Hans . The repression of labour protest in Singapore: unique case or future model? Development and Change, 10(2):287-299, 1979. [HD82 DC]

Moha Asri Abdullah  & Chan, Raymond K. H.  Foreign labour in the midst of Asian economic crisis: early experiences from Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. Asian Profile, 28(6): 471-485, Dec. 2000. [DS1 AP]

National Wages Council (Singapore) . 21 years of the National Wages Council (1972-1992). Singapore: Ministry of Labour, 1992. 110p. [HD5085.12 Sna]

National Wages Council (Singapore). Flexible Wage System Review Committee . Report of the Flexible Wage System Review Committee. Singapore: Ministry of Labour, 1993. 42p. [HD5085.12 Nat]

Oehlers, Alfred . The National Wages Council of Singapore: issues for consideration. Journal of Contemporary Asia, 21(3):285-300, 1991. [DS1 JCA]

Ong, Yen Her . Labour movement in Singapore: its development and modernization. 91 leaves. Academic exercise - Dept. of Government and Public Administration, Nanyang University, 1971. Microfilm.

Pang, Eng Fong . Absorbing temporary foreign workers: the experience of Singapore. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 1(3/4):495-509, 1992. [JV8490 APM]

Pang, Eng Fong . Development strategies and labour market changes in Singapore. IN Pang, Eng Fong, ed. Labour market developments and structural change: the experience of ASEAN and Australia. Singapore: Singapore University Press , 1988. Pp. 195-242. [HD5835 Sou.L]

Pang, Eng Fong . Education, manpower and development in Singapore. Singapore: Singapore University Press, 1982. 242p. [HD8769.2]

Pang, Eng Fong . Foreign labor and economic development in Singapore. International Migration Review, 16 (3):548-576, 1982. [JV6032 IMR]

Pang, Eng Fong . Labour migration to newly-industrialising economies of South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. International Migration, 31(2/3):300-313, 1993. [JV6032 IM]

Pang, Eng Fong . Labour migration workers to Singapore: policies, trends and implications. Regional Development Dialogue, 12(3):22-34, 1991. [PERIND Reprint]

Pang, Eng Fong & Cheng, Leonard . Changing patterns of industrial relations in Singapore. IN Kassalow, Everett M. & Damachi, Ukandi G., eds. The role of trade unions in developing societies. Geneva: International Institute for Labour Studies, 1987. Pp. 31-50. Mainly covers the period 1959 to 1974. [HD6940.7 Rol]

Pang, Eng Fong  & Kay, Thelma . Change and continuity in Singapore's industrial relations system. Singapore: Dept. of Sociology, University of Singapore, 1974. 27p. [HD8769.2 Pan]

Pang, Eng Fong  & Lim, Linda . Foreign labour and economic development in Singapore. International Migration Review, 16(3):548-576, 1982. [JV6032 IMR]

Pugh, Cedric . Trade unions, welfare and co-operative organisations in Singapore. Southeast Asian Journal of Social Science, 12(2):69-87, 1984. [H8 SAS]

Rosa, Linda . The Singapore state and trade union incorporation. Journal of Contemporary Asia, 20(4):487-508, 1990. [DS1 JCA]

Saw, Swee Hock . The labour force of Singapore. Singapore: Dept. of Statistics, 1984. 78p. [HD8769.2 Saw]

Singapore. Manpower 21 Committee . Manpower 21: vision of a talent capital. Singapore: Ministry of manpower, 1999. 88p. Tan Chin Nam, chairman. [HD5835.12 Sin]

Singapore. Tripartite Committee on the Extension of the Retirement Age . Report of the Tripartite Committee on the Extension of the Retirement Age. Singapore: Ministry of Labour, 1997. 1 vol. Moses Lee, chairman. [HD6283.12 Stc]

Singapore. Tripartite Panel on Retrenched Workers . Report of the Tripartite Panel on Retrenched Workers. Singapore: Ministry of Manpower, 1998. 18 p. Ong Yen Her, chairman. [HD5708.5512 Sin]

Soon, Teck Wong . Development of human resources and technological capability in Singapore. Washington, DC: Economic Development Institute of the World Bank, 1992. 29p. [HD5715.512 Soo]

Tan, Chwee Huat . Employment relations in Singapore. 2nd ed. Singapore: Prentice Hall, 1999. 302p. The first edition was published in 1995 as: Labour management relations in Singapore. [HD8769.2 Tch]

Tan, Chwee Huat . Labour management relations in Singapore. New York: Prentice Hall, 1995. 203p. [HD8769.2 Tch]

Tan, Ern Ser . Theorising the dynamics of industrial relations and trade unionism: lessons from the Singapore case. IN Lee, B. H. & Oorjitham, K. S. S., eds. Malaysia and Singapore: experiences in industrialization and urban change. Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya, 1993. Pp. 188-209. [DS592 Msf 2]

Tan, Pheng Theng . The economic development of Singapore and the labor law changes of 1968: a case study. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, 1970. 54p. [KE5009 *1970 7]

Wilkinson, Barry. Labour and industry in the Asia-Pacific: lessons from the newly industrialized countries. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1994. Has a chapter on Singapore (pp. 41-78). [HF1416.6 Eas.W]

Wilkinson, Barry  & Leggett, Chris . Human and industrial relations in Singapore: the management of compliance. Euro-Asia Business Review, 4(3):9-15, 1985. [HF3768 Eur.EBR]

Wong, Diana . Foreign domestic workers in Singapore. Asian Pacific Migration Journal, 5(1):117-138, 1996. [JV5490 APM]

Wong, Diana . Transience and settlement: Singapore's foreign labor policy. Asian Pacific Migration Journal, 6(2):135-167, 1997. [JV5490 APM]

Wong, Evelyn . Industrial relations in Singapore: challenges for the 1980s. Southeast Asian Affairs: 263-274, 1983. [DS501 SAA]

Yap, Mui Teng . The employment of foreign workers in Singapore. IN Labour migration and the recent financial crisis in Asia.  Paris: OECD, 2000. Pp. 205-215. [HD8653.5 Lab]

Yeoh, Brenda S. A.  & Chang, T. C.  Foreign talent and the global city. Examines the issues involved in shaping Singapore into a truly "global city" of transnational flows. Straits Times, 21 March 1999, pp. 44-45. [Microfilm]

Yuen, Chi Ching  & Lim, Ghee Soon . Globalization, labour market deregulation and trade unions in Singapore. IN Rowley, Chris & Benson, John, eds. Globalization and labour in the Asia Pacific. London: Frank Cass, 2000. Pp. 154-173. [HD5710.75 Asi.G]

Yuen, Chi Ching. Human resource management under guided economic development: the Singapore experience. Asia Pacific Business Review, 3(4):133-151, 1997. [DS1 ARB]


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