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This paper provides the way of balancing decent work with competitiveness on the basis of the PDR systems theory and the RESAP model. In the macro level, the RESAP will provide an infrastructure for decent works with competitiveness. In the micro level, firms should develop PDR systems focusing on humanware for mutual gains to balance decent work with competitiveness.
Decent work with competitiveness in a firm level refers to mutual gains. Mutual gains are achieved in the wll-developed and balanced PDR systems by a good humanware. For a good humanware, distribution and rule-making systems should be designed so as to maximize mind-set such learning, creative and cooperative minds. The software and hardware systems can be continuously improved and efficiently by creative human resources. This mechanism will create decent work with competitiveness and real flexibility.
What can we expect from the RESAP? The RESAP model will provide new paradigm in strategic choices for knowledge economy. We can find the way to attain both economic competitiveness and social inclusion on the RESAP model. VADS(Vocational Ability Development System) and LJIC(Learing and Job Information Sysem) will create a 'dynamic and healthy labor market(DHLM)' that minimize job and skill mismatchs.
More information of the PDR System Theory:
* Lee, Hyo-Soo, "The Interaction of Production, Distribution, and Rule-Making Systems in Industrial Relations", Relat. ind. vol.51, no 2, 1996.
* Lee, Hyo-Soo, "Paternalistic Human Resource Practices: Their Emergence and Characteritics", Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. 35, No.4, 2001.
More information of the RESAP model:
Lee, Hyo-Soo, "Korea: Proposal for a New Type of Partnership", More than Just Jobs, OECD, 2008.