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Work and Pay in Japan - Robert A. Hart

Paperback Published: 4th October 1999
ISBN: 9780521577724
Number Of Pages: 204

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of Japanese labour market institutions and practices with respect to employment issues and labour payments. It contains extensive discussion of the effects of industrial relations, small business activity, business cycles and schooling on work and pay. An early chapter is devoted to presenting, in an accessible manner, essential labour market ideas and concepts that recur throughout the text. Important topics covered include (i) unions and wage determination, (ii) the breakdown of total labour costs, (iii) the Japanese bonus system, (iv) the employment life-cycle, (v) small businesses and subcontracting, (vi) pay and productivity over the business cycle. A key feature is that subject areas and themes are examined within a comparative United States/European framework. This allows assessments of whether or not the structure and performance of the Japanese labour market has differed from experience elsewhere.

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Preface
Setting the scene
Labour market concepts
Industrial relations
Labour costs
The bonus system
Recruitment, training, promotion and retirement
Employment, productivity and costs over the business cycle
Small businesses, subcontracting and employment
Schooling and earnings
Work and pay in Japan and elsewhere
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ISBN: 9780521577724
ISBN-10: 0521577721
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 204
Published: 4th October 1999
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.61 x 17.48  x 1.09
Weight (kg): 0.44