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:

    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.


"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