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Corporate Governance, Labour, and Employment Relations in Japan: The Future of the Stakeholder Model?

Takashi Araki

in Corporate Governance and Labour Management: An International Comparison

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263677
eISBN:
9780191718373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263677.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter examines traditional features and recent changes in share ownership. It then reviews traditional aspects of corporate management and recent legislative changes. It considers the Japanese ... More


The Performance Effects and Determinants of Corporate Governance Reform 1

Hideaki Miyajima

in Corporate Governance in Japan: Institutional Change and Organizational Diversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284511
eISBN:
9780191713705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284511.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter addresses the introduction of the executive officer system as an alternative to the traditional insider board structure. As a result, since 1997 board sizes have decreased and a greater ... More


Why Is Empowerment Hard to Achieve?

Paul Edwards and Judy Wajcman

in The Politics of Working Life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199271900
eISBN:
9780191699559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271900.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

To be empowered means to have the ability and resources to take key decisions. Yet there is an immediate and important slippage of language. This chapter reviews debates on power and turns to ... More


AT&T: Cooperation Is not Enough

Charles Heckscher, Michael Maccoby, Rafael Ramirez, and Pierre-Eric Tixier

in Agents of Change: Crossing the Post-Industrial Divide

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261758
eISBN:
9780191718687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261758.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter describes two decades of effort at AT&T, starting with shopfloor worker participation with labour-management supervision; and gradually extending to dealing with strategic concerns ... More


Participative Regulation?

Bridget M. Hutter

in Regulation and Risk: Occupational Health and Safety on the Railways

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242504
eISBN:
9780191697128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242504.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

An important objective of the philosophy underlying the Health and Safety Work Act, 1974, was to incorporate employees as participatory rather than as passive agents in the workplace. This chapter ... More


Knowledge-In-The-Making: The ‘Construction’ of Fiat's Melfi Factory

Gerardo Patriotta

in Organizational Knowledge in the Making: How Firms Create, Use, and Institutionalize Knowledge

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199275243
eISBN:
9780191719684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275243.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter analyses the action-based processes of knowing and organizing surrounding the coming into existence of one of the most advanced car manufacturing plants in the world: Fiat's Melfi ... More


Shared Modes of Compensation and Firm Performance: U.K. Evidence

Martin J. Conyon and Richard B. Freeman (eds)

in Seeking a Premier Economy: The Economic Effects of British Economic Reforms, 1980-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226092843
eISBN:
9780226092904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226092904.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

For more than two decades, the United Kingdom has tried to encourage shared capitalist practices by offering tax advantages to firms that link pay to profits, provide company shares to workers, ... More


Debating Participation

Edmund Heery

in Framing Work: Unitary, Pluralist and Critical Perspectives in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199569465
eISBN:
9780191829611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569465.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

The extent and form of arrangements that allow workers to participate in management decision-making have been central issues within Industrial Relations since the inception of the field. This chapter ... More


The Diversity of Corporate Change: Summary of Case Study Results

Inge Lippert, Tony Huzzard, Ulrich Jürgens, and William Lazonick

in Corporate Governance, Employee Voice, and Work Organization: Sustaining High-Road Jobs in the Automotive Supply Industry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199681075
eISBN:
9780191761386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681075.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter undertakes a comparative analysis of the case study results. It identifies the type-specific patterns of corporate governance, employee participation, and work systems in the industry. ... More


Finding a Voice at Work?: New Perspectives on Employment Relations

Stewart Johnstone and Peter Ackers (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199668007
eISBN:
9780191813450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668007.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Strategy

How much ‘say’ should employees have in the running of business organizations and what form should ‘voice’ take? Answers to these questions reflect our fundamental assumptions about the nature of ... More


A Stress Test for the Private Employer Defined Contribution System

David Wray

in Reshaping Retirement Security: Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660698
eISBN:
9780191745058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660698.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter explores how the private employer-sponsored defined contribution system fared during the financial market implosion followed by a prolonged macroeconomic downturn. While data are still ... More


Introduction: Employee voice: The key question for contemporary employment relations

Stewart Johnstone and Peter Ackers

in Finding a Voice at Work?: New Perspectives on Employment Relations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199668007
eISBN:
9780191813450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668007.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Strategy

How much ‘say’ should employees have in the running of organizations and what form should ‘voice’ take? For some, employee voice is a synonym for trade union representation. For others, voice is a ... More


Employee participation in Germany: Tensions and challenges

Michael Gold and Ingrid Artus

in Finding a Voice at Work?: New Perspectives on Employment Relations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199668007
eISBN:
9780191813450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668007.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Strategy

The German model of industrial relations has come under increasing pressure from a variety of sources in recent years, including reunification, market liberalization, and privatization, changes in ... More


Human Resource Management Approaches

Andrew Bratton and John Bratton

in The Psychology of Green Organizations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199997480
eISBN:
9780190272364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199997480.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter contributes to the debate on corporate sustainability by outlining the role of human resource management (HRM). It focuses on the quest for corporate environmental performance in the ... More


Democratic Firms: Assets for the Long Term

Virginie Pérotin

in Institutions For Future Generations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198746959
eISBN:
9780191809248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746959.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Environmental Politics

This chapter presents a proposal to promote firms run by their employees and extensive employee involvement in the governance of conventional firms. Democratic firms build up capital for future ... More


Workers’ Health in the United States and Germany

Paul V. Dutton

in Beyond Medicine: Why European Social Democracies Enjoy Better Health Outcomes Than the United States

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754555
eISBN:
9781501754586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754555.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter explores the institutions and policies that influence the health of working-age Germans and Americans. Work (or the absence of paid work) is one of the most important determinants of ... More


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