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Internal Labour Markets in Japan - Kenn Ariga

Internal Labour Markets in Japan

Hardcover Published: 31st July 2000
ISBN: 9780521642408
Number Of Pages: 308

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Japanese labour market practices have attracted considerable attention in the West for two reasons. Firstly, innovative human resource management (HRM) is responsible for the development of competitive industrial sectors. Secondly, inner flexibility of the labour market has produced low unemployment and wage flexibility. This study provides a thorough investigation of the distinctive features of Japanese internal labour markets (ILM) and occupational labour markets (OLM), closely analyses important changes in ILM and considers future developments. It combines a mixture both of descriptive and of theoretical and econometric work and builds on the authors' well known previous research in this area. Also contains a detailed case study and the econometric analysis of HRM policies used by a large Japanese firm. Although the focus is on Japanese ILM, international comparisons are made throughout, mainly with reference to Europe and the United States.

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"this, book is clearly written and well organized, and accessible to both economists and noneconomists with a basic acquaintance with the theoretical and methodological tools of economic analysis...the book offers a comprehensive analysis of practices related to internal labor markets in large Japanese firms, including recruitment, trainig, promotion, wages and the link between product markets and employment practices...the book offer a refinement of existing research rather than radically new ideas and insights." Journal of Japanese Studies

Internal Labour Markets in Search Equilibrium
Demand and supply of skills in a corporate hierarchy
Measuring occupational and internal labour markets
Earnings and seniority in internal labour markets
Recruitment and promotion in Japanese firms
Product market competition and internal labour markets
Institutional Changes in Japanese Internal Labour Markets
Changes in the employment and wage structure of Japanese firms: 1976-1996
Changes in Japanese earnings profiles
The impact of growth and business cycles on Japanese corporate hierarchies
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ISBN: 9780521642408
ISBN-10: 052164240X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 31st July 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.59

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