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Determinants of the Shadow Value of Simultaneous Information Sharing in the Japanese Machine-Tool Manufacturing Industry

Hiroyuki Chuma

in Labor Markets and Firm Benefit Policies in Japan and the United States

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2003 | ISBN: 9780226620947
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226620954 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226620954.003.0004
Determinants of the Shadow Value of Simultaneous Information Sharing in the Japanese Machine-Tool Manufacturing Industry

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Japan is widely known for its use of participatory employment practices, involving employees in a substantive way in many firm decision-making processes. Information sharing is one such participatory employment practice. Information sharing and collaboration across business components have proved to be important and valuable employment practices in Japanese firms, enabling workers with different core responsibilities to interact more effectively. This chapter presents a case study of the value of information sharing to the machine-tool industry, and how information sharing has contributed to the success of the machine-tool industry in recent decades.

Keywords: information sharing; machine-tool industry; participatory employment; Japanese firms; employment practice

Chapter.  9235 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management

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