Portraits Of The Japanese Workplace

Portraits Of The Japanese Workplace : Labor Movements, Workers, And Managers

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In this groundbreaking volume, Japans most insightful contemporary labor analyst assesses the light and shadow of Japanese-style management, explaining why Japanese employees have stood apart from workers in other industrialized countries. Illustrating the intense combination of competition and community within Japanese workplaces, Kumazawa highlights dilemmas facing Japanese labor on the shop floor and in the labor movement. Highly critical of the hierarchical and undemocratic nature of Japanese industry, he offers a sympathetic view from the inside of the difficulties of surviving in the workplaces of contemporary Japan. In this groundbreaking volume, one of Japans most insightful contemporary labor analysts assesses the light and shadow of Japanese-style management, explaining why Japanese employees have stood apart from workers in other industrialized countries. Kumazawa brings to life the intense combination of competition and community within Japanese workplaces. He highlights dilemmas facing Japanese labor on the shop floor and in the labor movement. His discussion ranges from the role of women to issues of quality control and self-management.
Highly critical of the hierarchical and undemocratic nature of Japanese industry, he offers a sympathetic view from the inside of the difficulties of surviving in the workplaces of contemporary Japan.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 165.1 x 247.65 x 25.4mm | 612.35g
  • Westview Press Inc
  • United States
  • English
  • 0813317096
  • 9780813317090

Table of contents

Translators Foreword; Introduction; The Take-Off of Japanese Workers; Features of Organized Workers in Postwar Japan; Limits and Costs of the Postwar Labor Movement; Light and Shadow in Quality Control Circles; A Postwar History of the Workplace: Managements and Unions in the Steel Industry; A Postwar History of Women Workers; Twenty Years of a Bank Workers Life; Working Like Mad to Stay in Place: Reflections on Japanese Salary-Men Today
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About Kumazawa Makoto

Mikiso Hane is professor emeritus of history at Knox College and has written extensively on Japan for over twenty-five years. Kayano Shigeru is the founder and director of the Kayano Shigeru Ainu Memorial Museum. He is a Diet member, the first Ainu to be elected. Kyoko Selden teaches Japanese at Cornell University. Lili Selden is a graduate student in Japanese literature at the University of Michigan. Kumazawa Makoto is professor of economics at Konan University. Andrew Gordon is professor of history at Harvard University. Mikiso Hane is professor of history at Knox College.
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