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Portraits Of The Japanese Workplace

Labor Movements, Workers, And Managers, 1st Edition

By Andrew Gordon, Mikiso Hane, Mark Selden, Kumazawa Makoto


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In this groundbreaking volume, one of Japan's most insightful contemporary labor analysts assesses the ?light and shadow? of Japanese-style management, explaining why Japanese employees have stood apart from workers in other industrialized countries. Kumazawa brings to life the intense combination of competition and community within Japanese workpl

Table of Contents

1 Introduction, 2 The "Take-Off" of Japanese Workers, 3 Features of Organized Workers in Postwar Japan, 4 Limits and Costs of the Postwar Labor Movement, 5 Light and Shadow in Quality Control Circles, 6 A Postwar History of the Workplace: Management and Unions in the Steel Industry, 7 A Postwar History of Women Workers, 8 Twenty Years of a Bank Worker's life, 9 Working Like Mad to Stay in Place: Reflections onJapanese Salary-Men Today

About the Authors

Andrew Gordon, Mark Selden, Kumazawa Makoto

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies