1st Edition

Japanese Labour and Management in Transition Diversity, Flexibility and Participation

Edited By Mari Sako, Hiroko Sato Copyright 1997
    364 Pages
    by Routledge

    360 Pages
    by Routledge

    Japanese Management and Labour in Transition explores the changing face of Japanese industrial relations. Part one of the work outlines recent trends in Japanese labour markets, labour law and corporate strategy, and explores the responses of both management and labour to pressure posed by these trends. Part two analyses the interaction between the state, management and labour, considering both the macro and the micro levels. This compilation of up-to-date research by leading Japanese scholars challenges the traditional view of 'lifetime' employment and focuses on the growing economic pressures that Japanese management and labour currently face.

    Introduction; I: Part I; 1: Trends in Japanese Labour Markets; 2: Labour Law Issues in a Changing Labour Market; 3: Corporate Strategy and Human Resource Management; 4: Human Resource Management Systems in Large Firms; 5: Women at Work; 6: Ageing Workers; 7: Internationalisation of the Labour Market; II: Part 2; 8: Rengo and Policy Participation; 9: The Public Sector and Privatisation; 10: Shunto; 11: Business Diversification Strategy and Employment Relations; 12: Worker Participation; 13: New Unionism; 14: Labour—Management Relations in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises


    Mari Sako, Hiroko Sato

    '...this is surely the best book in English om the subject, and I highly recommend it to academicsand students of Japanese industrialrelations.' - Philippe Debroux, The Pacific Review - 2001