The Japanese Employment System

Marcus Rebick

in The Japanese Employment System

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9780199247240
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602566 | DOI:
 The Japanese Employment System

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Reviews the stylised features of Japan’s employment system as it existed prior to the mid-1980s. The features described include employment protection, the complex compensation system, enterprise unionism, severe gender discrimination, intensive and internal training of core employees, employee involvement and consultation by management, marked wage differentials according to firm size, and mandatory retirement systems.

Keywords: compensation; employee involvement; employment; enterprise unionism; gender discrimination; Japan; mandatory retirement; training; wage differentials

Chapter.  9556 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Business and Management

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