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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


Corporate Governance and Managerial Reform in Japan

D. Hugh Whittaker and Simon Deakin (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563630
eISBN:
9780191721359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563630.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, HRM / IR

The chapters in this book address the state of Japanese corporate governance and managerial practice at a critical moment. They are based on detailed and intensive fieldwork in large Japanese ... More


Harmonization versus Differentiation, Employment Security versus Labour Flexibility

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/9780199268160.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter examines the impact of unions' structure and strategy on specific labour outcomes. In particular, the results of Shunto wage bargaining rounds are analysed for specific roren federations ... More


Organizational Diversity and Institutional Change: Evidence from Financial and Labor Markets in Japan

Mari Sako

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/9780199284511.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Japan's economic success has been attributed largely to the nature of its national institutions and economic systems, such as relational banking, lifetime employment, and relational contracting in ... More


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


Japan

Mark J. Joe

in Political Determinants of Corporate Governance: Political Context, Corporate Impact

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199205301
eISBN:
9780191695612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205301.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Business History

In Japan, lifetime employment settled social conflict, and financial institutions played a strong role in firms in ways that complemented Japan's post-Second World War social understandings. Lifetime ... More


The Japanese Employment System after the Bubble Burst: New Evidence

Ryo Kambayashi and Takao Kato

in Japan's Bubble, Deflation, and Long-term Stagnation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014892
eISBN:
9780262289467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014892.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter examines the changes in Japan’s employment system after 1997 and illustrates how the sensitivity of employment to macroeconomic fluctuations steadily increase in the wake of economic ... More


A General Theory

Mark J. Joe

in Political Determinants of Corporate Governance: Political Context, Corporate Impact

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199205301
eISBN:
9780191695612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205301.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Business History

This chapter presents a general theory regarding social peace. It holds that one way to achieve social peace is for labor to get a strong voice inside the firm. When labor influence is high, the ... More


A Vision of the Japanese Innovation System and How It Works

Martin Fransman

in Visions of Innovation: The Firm and Japan

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198289357
eISBN:
9780191596261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198289359.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The chapter begins with a summary of the innovation process in Japanese companies, paying particular attention to several distinctive Japanese forms of organization, such as the lifetime employment ... More


Amoeba Innovation: The Alternative to Ventures

Robert Kneller

in Bridging Islands: Venture Companies and the Future of Japanese and American Industry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199268801
eISBN:
9780191699283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268801.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Innovation

In Japan, it has been more common for new technical opportunities to be exploited by established companies moving into new fields. This chapter examines this phenomenon and tries to explain the ... More


The employment of older people: can we learn from Japan?

Bernard Casey

in The future for older workers: New perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424181
eISBN:
9781447303800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424181.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Japan is frequently noted for its high level of labour force participation in older workers, in particular older men. In 2000, nearly ninety-five percent of men aged fifty five to fifty nine, nearly ... More


Reforming the Labor Markets

Mari Miura

in Welfare through Work: Conservative Ideas, Partisan Dynamics, and Social Protection in Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451058
eISBN:
9780801465925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451058.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter examines how Japan's welfare through work system has been transformed since the 1990s by focusing on the major labor market reforms during the period. It considers the limits of welfare ... More


Work and Health in a Diverse and Disparate Labour Market

Mariko Inoue, Yoshiharu Fukuda, and Eric Brunner

in Health in Japan: Social Epidemiology of Japan since the 1964 Tokyo Olympics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198848134
eISBN:
9780191882692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848134.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

Japan’s economic growth excelled in the twentieth century. Since the 1990s, there has been a long period of low economic growth (the ‘lost decades’) and expanding social disparity. Traditional ... More


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