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From Factory to Enterprise, from Enterprise to Business Group

Mari Sako

in Shifting Boundaries of the Firm: Japanese Company - Japanese Labour

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199268160
eISBN:
9780191708534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268160.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter describes a broad trend in the transformation of the structure of companies and unions in Japan from the end of the Second World War to the present day. Four periods are identified: the ... More


Taking Stock and Looking Ahead

Mari Sako

in Shifting Boundaries of the Firm: Japanese Company - Japanese Labour

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199268160
eISBN:
9780191708534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268160.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This concluding chapter summarizes the key themes of the book. The Strategy-Structure-Institutions (SSI) Framework is used to derive specific propositions, and predict the future of Japanese firms ... More


Silence and the Image of Helplessness: The Challenge of Tozen Union

Reiko Shindo

in Belonging in Translation: Solidarity and Migrant Activism in Japan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781529201871
eISBN:
9781529201918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529201871.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter focuses on the Nambu Foreign Workers Caucus (FWC), the migrant workers' branch of the trade union, National Union of General Workers Tokyo Nambu (hereafter referred to as Nambu), and ... More


Introduction

Anne Zacharias-Walsh

in Our Unions, Our Selves: The Rise of Feminist Labor Unions in Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501703041
eISBN:
9781501706363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703041.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book examines the rise of feminist labor unions in Japan and their efforts to transform their workplaces, their lives, and the national labor movement as a whole. Focusing on the story of the ... More


Our Unions, Our Selves: The Rise of Feminist Labor Unions in Japan

Anne Zacharias-Walsh

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501703041
eISBN:
9781501706363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703041.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book provides an in-depth look at the rise of women-only unions in Japan, an organizational analysis of the challenges these new unions face in practice, and a first-hand account of the ... More


Comparative Analysis of Union Identities

Bob Smale

in Exploring Trade Union Identities: Union Identity, Niche Identity and the Problem of Organizing the Unorganized

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529204070
eISBN:
9781529204117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204070.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter presents a limited comparative analysis in order to explore the potential transferability of the multidimensional framework. It considers five countries, namely, China, France, Germany, ... More


Women’s Union Tokyo in Practice

Anne Zacharias-Walsh

in Our Unions, Our Selves: The Rise of Feminist Labor Unions in Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501703041
eISBN:
9781501706363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703041.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter looks at Women's Union Tokyo (WUT) in practice based on the author's observations during period from December 2000 to May 2001. It discusses significant internal pressures the WUT was ... More


Lessons for Building Crossborder Collaborations

Anne Zacharias-Walsh

in Our Unions, Our Selves: The Rise of Feminist Labor Unions in Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501703041
eISBN:
9781501706363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703041.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines the lessons learned—sometimes the hard way—from the US–Japan Working Women's Networks Project about the necessity, as well as the difficulties, of building crossborder ... More


A Union of One’s Own

Anne Zacharias-Walsh

in Our Unions, Our Selves: The Rise of Feminist Labor Unions in Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501703041
eISBN:
9781501706363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703041.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter provides an overview of Japanese women's unions (JWUs) based on an interview with Midori Ito and Keiko Tani, the founders of Women's Union Tokyo (WUT). Midori and Tani describe in detail ... More


A Movement Transformed

Anne Zacharias-Walsh

in Our Unions, Our Selves: The Rise of Feminist Labor Unions in Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501703041
eISBN:
9781501706363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703041.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In this chapter, the author considers the lasting impacts of the US–Japan Working Women's Networks Project some ten years after its completion, with particular emphasis on how it has transformed the ... More


A Tale of Two Activists

Anne Zacharias-Walsh

in Our Unions, Our Selves: The Rise of Feminist Labor Unions in Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501703041
eISBN:
9781501706363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703041.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter focuses on the personal histories of Midori Ito and Keiko Tani as workers and activists, revealing common workplace experiences for women of their generation and offering insights into ... More


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