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Work and Pay in the United States and Japan

Clair Brown, Michael Reich, Lloyd Ulman, and Yoshifumi Nakata

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195115215
eISBN:
9780199854820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115215.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This book provides an integrated and detailed analysis of the components of firm human resources systems in the U.S. and Japan. It examines the relationship between company practices and national ... More


Security

Clair Brown, Yoshifumi Nakata, Michael Reich, and Lloyd Ulman

in Work and Pay in the United States and Japan

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195115215
eISBN:
9780199854820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115215.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

The role of security in the employment systems of Japan and the U.S. is evaluated in this chapter. In particular, the benefits and costs associated with two types of security—employment security and ... More


Employment Regimes and the Quality of Work

Duncan Gallie (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199230105
eISBN:
9780191710575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230105.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The book compares the quality of working life in European societies with very different institutional systems — France, Germany, Great Britain, Spain, and Sweden. It focuses in particular on skills ... More


The political economy of work security and flexibility: Italy in comparative perspective

Fabio Berton and Matteo Richiardi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847429070
eISBN:
9781447307631
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429070.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The economic crisis has revealed the dark side of deregulation in the labour market: rising unemployment, limited access to social security and, due to low wages, no savings to count upon in bad ... More


How can young people’s employment quality be assessed dynamically?

Gabriella Berloffa, Eleonora Matteazzi, Gabriele Mazzolini, Alina Şandor, and Paola Villa

in Youth Labor in Transition: Inequalities, Mobility, and Policies in Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190864798
eISBN:
9780190864828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190864798.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Communities and Organizations

This chapter adopts a dynamic approach to the study of youth labor market integration. It focuses on individual trajectories (i.e., sequences of employment statuses) and considers the timing, order, ... More


Global value chains in the pharmaceutical industry

Jocelyn Probert

in Recovering from Success: Innovation and Technology Management in Japan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297320
eISBN:
9780191711237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297320.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter looks at value chains in the Japanese pharmaceutical industry, which was, until recently, relatively isolated from global consolidation, value chain modularization, and indeed global ... More


Stressed Economies, Distressed Policies, and Distraught Young People: European Policies and Outcomes from a Youth Perspective

Mark Smith, Janine Leschke, Helen Russell, and Paola Villa

in Youth Labor in Transition: Inequalities, Mobility, and Policies in Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190864798
eISBN:
9780190864828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190864798.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Communities and Organizations

This chapter adopts a critical perspective on policymaking in European labor markets before, during, and after the Great Recession. Using extensive analysis of recent policies at the ... More


Flexibility and security in contemporary labour markets

Fabio Berton, Matteo Richiardi, and Stefano Sacchi

in The political economy of work security and flexibility: Italy in comparative perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847429070
eISBN:
9781447307631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429070.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In the most recent institutional and academic literature, both work flexibility and worker security are understood as concepts with a multifaceted nature. Flexibility of a work relationship involves ... More


Flexibility and employment security: an analysis of work careers

Fabio Berton, Matteo Richiardi, and Stefano Sacchi

in The political economy of work security and flexibility: Italy in comparative perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847429070
eISBN:
9781447307631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429070.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Some employment contracts have an expiration date while others do not, but this does not imply that the former lead to less employment security than the latter. First, they do not necessarily last ... More


Introduction and Argument

Mary E. Gallagher, Ching Kwan Lee, and Sarosh Kuruvilla

in From Iron Rice Bowl to Informalization: Markets, Workers, and the State in a Changing China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450242
eISBN:
9780801462931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450242.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter describes the transformation of the Chinese employment structure following thirty years of economic reform (1978–2008). Notable among these changes is the dramatic growth in informal ... More


Precarious Labor Power and Japan’s Neoliberalizing Firms

Saori Shibata

in Contesting Precarity in Japan: The Rise of Nonregular Workers and the New Policy Dissensus

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749926
eISBN:
9781501749957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749926.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter presents four case studies documenting ways in which Japan's precarious workers have mobilized in opposition to Japanese employers, and some of the effects that the workers have had in ... More


Entrepreneurship in Europe and the United States: Security, Finance, and Accountability

Roman Frydman, Omar Khan, and Andrzej Rapaczynski

in Perspectives on the Performance of the Continental Economies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015318
eISBN:
9780262295413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015318.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter examines the institutional factors influencing entrepreneurship in Europe and the United States since World War II. It argues that various features of the European labor market, ... More


Disability and the Quest for Flexibility

Cynthia J. Cranford

in Home Care Fault Lines: Understanding Tensions and Creating Alliances

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749254
eISBN:
9781501749285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749254.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter analyzes the quest for flexibility among personal support recipients, considering their experiences of impairment and aging and how these bodily realities clash with the value that North ... More


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