Prof. Bill W K TAYLOR (戴威廉)

MA PhD Warwick

Visiting address
Phone: +852 34429612

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes


TAYLOR, Bill came to City University of Hong Kong in 1993, having previously studied and worked both industry and academia in Japan and the UK. Bill has a strong interest in critical research in international political economy, examining in particular the role and organisation of labour. Bill's publications and research cover aspects of industrial relations in China, Japanese transnational corporations, gendered organisation of work and critical studies of human resource management and collective human rights. Bill undertakes research mainly in China, Japan, UK, US and Vietnam and is actively involved in advocacy work with NGOs and governments. He has held various fellowships and scholarships in Japan (Monbusho and Japan Foundation), the UK (SERC) and US (Fulbright) as well as visiting positions in Cornell, Harvard, Hitotsubashi, Monash, Tokyo and Warwick universities. Bill is actively involved in promoting labour rights, working with governments, tripartite organisations and NGOs.

Research Interests/Areas

  • Labour studies and Industrial relations, particularly in East Asia;
  • Multinational management, especially Japanese operations and Japanisation;
  • Organisation of work, HRM and gender


  • Labour studies: HRM, labour policy, industrial relations in China
  • Political economy: theoretical and international
  • Japanese studies: society, political economy and history