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  • A New Japan for the Twenty-First Century

    An Inside Overview of Current Fundamental Changes and Problems, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rien T. Segers

    Many people in the West portray Japan as being fixed in its ways, and unable to change, and consequently risking national decline and international loss of prestige. However, in fact, Japan is at present in a significant transition period, comparable to the Meiji Restoration of 1868 or the period…

    Paperback – 2012-05-15
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Industrial Innovation in Japan

    1st Edition

    Edited by Takuji Hara, Norio Kambayashi, Noboru Matsushima

    In this new book, Hara, Kambayashi and Matsushima gather together a collection of case studies of innovation in various industries in modern Japan, including automobile, electronics, semiconductor, component, chemical, pharmaceutical and service industries. Unlike other books in this area,…

    Paperback – 2012-03-14
    Routledge Studies in Innovation, Organizations and Technology

  • Business Innovation in Asia

    Knowledge and Technology Networks from Japan, 1st Edition

    By Dennis McNamara

    Industrial competition with rising economies, new regional investment from the West, and trade pacts among competitors threaten Japan’s long postwar prominence. Global market dynamics and regional competition prompted the shift from offshore factories to local networks in the last decade. Similar…

    Paperback – 2011-10-12
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • Changes in Japanese Employment Practices

    Beyond the Japanese Model, 1st Edition

    By Arjan Keizer

    Japan’s employment practices were long considered a cornerstone to its economic success. However, the reversal in economic performance during the 1990s altered the positive perception and inspired major adaptations like the rise in performance-related pay (‘seikashugi’) and non-regular employment.…

    Paperback – 2011-10-04
    Routledge International Business in Asia

  • Challenges of Human Resource Management in Japan

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ralf Bebenroth, Toshihiro Kanai

    Human resource management systems differ across corporations around the world. Japan has unique characteristics that create specific challenges for HRM and there is currently a lack of research focusing on Japanese HR issues available to westerners. This book examines the major challenges and…

    Paperback – 2011-07-11
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Transforming Corporate Governance in East Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Curtis Milhaupt, Kon-Sik Kim, Hideki Kanda

    Over the past ten years, the corporate governance environment in East Asia has undergone a significant transformation. The Asian Financial crisis, together with Japan’s long economic malaise, undermined confidence in the corporate structures, governance practices, and regulatory oversight of firms…

    Paperback – 2009-12-22

  • Women and Labour Organizing in Asia

    Diversity, Autonomy and Activism, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kaye Broadbent, Michele Ford

    This book investigates the role of women and labour activism in Asia, demonstrating that women have been active in union and non union based campaigns throughout the region. Although focusing primarily on women, the contributions to this book address issues that affect all workers. Chapters on…

    Paperback – 2009-04-03
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • Globalisation and Japanese Organisational Culture

    An Ethnography of a Japanese Corporation in France, 1st Edition

    By Mitchell Sedgwick

    Globalisation – the global movement, and control, of products, capital, technologies, persons and images – increasingly takes place through the work of organisations, perhaps the most powerful of which are multinational corporations. Based in an ethnographic analysis of cross-cultural social…

    Paperback – 2008-11-28
    Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

  • Shinkansen

    From Bullet Train to Symbol of Modern Japan, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Hood

    The image of the shinkansen – or ‘bullet train’ – passing Mount Fuji is one of the most renowned images of modern Japan. Yet, despite its international reputation for speed and punctuality, little is understood about what makes it work so well and what its impact is. This is a comprehensive…

    Paperback – 2007-06-13

  • Japanese Company in Crisis

    1st Edition

    By Fiona Graham

    Japanese white-collar workers have been characterised by their intense loyalty and life-long commitment to their companies. This book is based on very extensive ethnographic research inside a Japanese insurance company during the period when the company was going through a major crisis which ended…

    Hardback – 2005-02-09
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Globalisation and Women in the Japanese Workforce

    1st Edition

    By Beverley Bishop

    Globalisation and Women in the Japanese Workforce contributes to the debate about the impact of globalisation upon women. It examines the effect of restructuring upon women's employment in Japan and describes the actions women are taking individually and collectively to campaign for change in their…

    Hardback – 2004-12-14
    The University of Sheffield/Routledge Japanese Studies Series

  • The Changing Face of Japanese Retail

    Working in a Chain Store, 1st Edition

    By Louella Matsunaga

    This book examines employment structure, working practice and recruitment strategies in Japanese retail in the 1990s through a case-study of one large chain store. Issues focused on include gender in the workplace, changing notions of corporate community and the impact of Japan's recent recession.…

    Hardback – 2000-11-16
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

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