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Corporate Finance and Human Resource Management in Japan 1

Masahiro Abe and Takeo Hoshi

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/9780199284511.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Corporate governance can be defined as a system that constitutes an institution that constrains relations between corporate managers and various stakeholders, including shareholders, creditors, ... More


Introduction

Lynda Gratton, Veronica Hope Hailey, Philip Stiles, and Catherine Truss

in Strategic Human Resource Management: Corporate Rhetoric and Human Reality

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198782049
eISBN:
9780191695421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198782049.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Strategy

This introductory chapter discusses the research project presented in the book. The book represents the culmination of a collaboration between academics and senior managers to study, analyze, ... More


Soft and Hard Models of Human Resource Management

Catherine Truss

in Strategic Human Resource Management: Corporate Rhetoric and Human Reality

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198782049
eISBN:
9780191695421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198782049.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Strategy

Human resource management (HRM) has frequently been described as a concept with two distinct forms: soft and hard. The soft model emphasizes individuals and their self-direction and places ... More


HRM Policies and Management Practices

McGovern Patrick

in Strategic Human Resource Management: Corporate Rhetoric and Human Reality

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198782049
eISBN:
9780191695421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198782049.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Strategy

This chapter focuses on two related issues concerning the viability of HRM in practice. The first of these concerns the existing state of line management practice. It provides evidence of the ... More


Human resource management

John Child, David Faulkner, and Stephen B. Tallman

in Cooperative Strategy: Managing Alliances, Networks, and Joint Ventures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199266241
eISBN:
9780191699139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266241.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, Organization Studies

Although human resource management (HRM) is not often viewed as a priority for strategic alliance managers, it still proves to play no small part in achieving alliance success since the people who ... More


The Emerging Themes

Lynda Gratton, Veronica Hope Hailey, Philip Stiles, and Catherine Truss

in Strategic Human Resource Management: Corporate Rhetoric and Human Reality

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198782049
eISBN:
9780191695421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198782049.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Strategy

This concluding chapter gives an overview of the study and considers those themes which the research team believes to be important. It highlights three broad emerging themes. In the first theme, ... More


Corporate Governance and Employees in Germany: Changing Linkages, Complementarities, and Tensions

Gregory Jackson, Martin Höpner, and Antje Kurdelbusch

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/9780199263677.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter examines German corporate governance within a sociological framework. It first examines the basic features of post-war German corporate governance and HRM, as they existed through the ... More


How Does Consumer Behavior Affect Marketing Policy?

Sharan Jagpal

in Fusion for Profit: How Marketing and Finance Can Work Together to Create Value

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195371055
eISBN:
9780199870745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371055.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Marketing

This chapter compares different models of consumer behavior including standard economic theory and alternative behavioral theories such as prospect theory and assimilation-contrast theory. It shows ... More


Culture and Human Resources Management

John L. Graham

in Oxford Handbook of International Business

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241828
eISBN:
9780191596834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241821.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Culture has a pervasive impact on the management of human resources, especially in terms of the efficient transaction, organization, and strategic planning of international business. This chapter ... More


Multinationals and National Business Systems: A ‘Power and Institutions’ Perspective

Anthony Ferner and Anne Tempel

in American Multinationals in Europe: Managing Employment Relations Across National Borders

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274635
eISBN:
9780191706530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274635.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This chapter presents a conceptual framework for understanding the cross-national transfer of human resource management and employment relations policies in US multinationals. The framework draws on ... More


Japanese Human Resource Management from the Viewpoint of Incentive Theory

Hideshi Itoh

in The Japanese Firm: Sources of Competitive Strength

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288152
eISBN:
9780191684579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288152.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter summarizes some basic stylized facts about human resource management practices and the organizational structure of the Japanese firm. The primary purpose of this chapter is to examine ... More


Information Technology Human Resource Strategies

Ephraim R. McLean and Scott L. Schneberger

in Competing in the Information Age: Align in the Sand

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195159530
eISBN:
9780199834983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159535.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Competitive advantage in future business environments will come from applying the right human capital to information technology. This human capital includes all IT professionals as well as corporate ... More


Corporate Governance for Crooks? The Case for Corporate Virtue

Margit Osterloh and Bruno S. Frey

in Corporate Governance and Firm Organization: Microfoundations and Structural Forms

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269761
eISBN:
9780191710087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269761.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter highlights some important unintentional adverse consequences of mechanisms that are commonly recommended for improving CG. It argues that the circle of reinforcement of monitoring, ... More


Performance Management in Fast-Changing Environments

Philip Stiles

in Strategic Human Resource Management: Corporate Rhetoric and Human Reality

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198782049
eISBN:
9780191695421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198782049.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Strategy

Performance management is a central tool used to align employee behaviour and organizational objectives, especially in the hard model. This chapter examines how this process works in four companies ... More


People Processes as a Source of Competitive Advantage

Lynda Gratton

in Strategic Human Resource Management: Corporate Rhetoric and Human Reality

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198782049
eISBN:
9780191695421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198782049.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Strategy

This chapter develops a model to describe the key people processes against a temporal frame of both the short and longer term. It highlights the key role played by these clusters of processes and the ... More


HRM and Performance: Achieving Long Term Viability

Jaap Paauwe

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199273904
eISBN:
9780191699726
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273904.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This title adopts a broad perspective that takes into account not only the strategic dimension of human resources management (HRM), but the professional and societal dimension. It combines academic ... More


Performance and Organization in the Knowledge Economy: Innovation and New Human Resource Management Practices

Nicolai J. Foss

in Strategy, Economic Organization, and the Knowledge Economy: The Coordination of Firms and Resources

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199240647
eISBN:
9780191602177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240647.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter examines the link between innovation performance and complementary new human resource management (HRM) practices. It argues that the notion of complementarities can help explain the ... More


Employment Adjustment and Distributional Conflict in Japanese Firms 1

Gregory Jackson

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/9780199284511.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines employment practices and adjustment drawing on both survey data and case study materials. While over 80% of Japanese listed firms maintain a commitment to lifetime employment, ... More


Contextual Diversity for the Role and Practice of HR

Veronica Hope Hailey

in Strategic Human Resource Management: Corporate Rhetoric and Human Reality

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198782049
eISBN:
9780191695421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198782049.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Strategy

This chapter argues that the normative and prescriptive models of both personnel management and human resource management have been too simplistic and have failed to address the diverse and complex ... More


Managing Culture

Veronica Hope Hailey

in Strategic Human Resource Management: Corporate Rhetoric and Human Reality

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198782049
eISBN:
9780191695421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198782049.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Strategy

This chapter describes the different approaches taken by two companies (Glaxo Pharmaceuticals UK and Hewlett Packard) to managing culture. Despite the difference in approach, both organizations ... More


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