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The Transformation of Japanese Employment Relations

Reform without Labor

Authors: Imai, J.

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This book systematically evaluates the impacts of deregulatory reforms on employment relations in Japan especially focusing on the core white collar workers. Concentrating on changes in three aspects of employment relations; contracts, employee mobility and worker effort, it examines the process of social negotiation and its results.

About the authors

JUN IMAI (Ph.D. Sociology, SUNY Stony Brook, 2006) Assistant Professor in the Center for the Study of Social Stratification and Inequality (CSSI) at Tohoku University in Japan. Before joining Tohoku, he was a post-doctoral research associate in the Institute of East Asian Studies and Sociology at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany.

Reviews

'This book will be of great interest to academics working in the field of Japanese labour and employment, to those interested in comparative employment relations more broadly and to Japanese policymakers...the book does a very valuable job of pulling together a lot of Japanese source material for the English language reader...a valuable contribution to the academic literature on Japanese employment.' - Helen Macnaughtan, School of Oriental and African Studies, Japan Forum

'...a highly useful resource...' - Social Science Japan

'In his overall analysis the relationship between structure and agency sometimes remains ambiguous, as an emphasis on the imperatives of growing white-collar employment and international competition coexists with highlighting the role of radical deregulationists in driving change. Nevertheless, Imai's final argument concerns the importance of developing a more effective strategy and voice for employees if the costs of restructuring for labour are to be addressed.' - Work, Employment, & Society


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Sociological Theory of Employment Relations

    Imai, Jun

    Pages 1-16

  • Employment Relations in Postwar Japan

    Imai, Jun

    Pages 17-49

  • Political Segmentation of the Labor Market: The Establishment and Expansion of New Employment Forms

    Imai, Jun

    Pages 50-91

  • The DWS: Deregulation of Working Time and Its Impact on the Effort—Bargain

    Imai, Jun

    Pages 92-121

  • Re-bargaining Effort: The Introduction of Results-Orientation at COMPUJ

    Imai, Jun

    Pages 122-160

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-29530-8
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Hardcover $120.00
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Softcover $115.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-30268-0
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  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Transformation of Japanese Employment Relations
Book Subtitle
Reform without Labor
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-29530-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230295308
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-20908-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-30268-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 231
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