Internal Labour Markets in Japan


Internal Labour Markets in Japan
  • By Kenn Ariga


    By Giorgio Brunello


    By Yasushi Ohkusa

  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

    Online Publication Date:September 2009

    Online ISBN:9780511493195

    Hardback ISBN:9780521642408

    Paperback ISBN:9780521142748

  • Book DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511493195

    Subjects: Labour economics

Internal Labour Markets in Japan analyzes the employment practices of individual firms in Japan, including wages, training, promotion, transfers and turnovers across firms. It provides a comprehensive account of the Japanese ILM, and provides theoretical models that are applied to empirical analysis using the data on Japanese firms. It also includes a detailed case study of a large Japanese firm, and contains a section that deals with the most recent changes in Japanese ILM after the "bubble" economy boom and subsequent recession. An international comparative perspective is used throughout.


 Reviews:

"this, book is clearly written and well organized, and accessible to both economists and noneconomists with a basic acquaintance with the theoretical and methodological tools of economic analysis...the book offers a comprehensive analysis of practices related to internal labor markets in large Japanese firms, including recruitment, trainig, promotion, wages and the link between product markets and employment practices...the book offer a refinement of existing research rather than radically new ideas and insights." Journal of Japanese Studies

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