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Internal Labour Markets in Japan

Internal Labour Markets in Japan

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  • Date Published: July 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521642408

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  • 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.

    • Presents a comprehensive analysis of internal labour markets
    • Blends theoretical, econometric and case study material with fresh information on institutional changes in ILM in Japan
    • The next volume in Cambridge's strong list in Japanese Labour Market Studies
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    "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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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2000
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521642408
    • length: 308 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.62kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    Part I. Features of Japan's Internal Labor Markets:
    1. Internal labor markets in search equilibrium
    2. Demand and supply of skills in a corporate hierarchy
    3. Measuring occupational and internal labor markets
    4. Earnings and seniority in internal labor markets
    5. Recruitment and promotion in Japanese firms
    6. Product market competition and internal labor markets
    Part II. Recent Changes in Wage and Employment Structure:
    7. Institutional changes in Japanese internal labor markets
    8. Changes in the employment and wage structure of Japanese firms, 1976–1996
    9. Changes in Japanese earnings profile
    10. The impact growth and business cycles on Japanese corporate hierarchies

  • Authors

    Kenn Ariga, Kyoto University, Japan

    Giorgio Brunello, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy

    Yasushi Ohkusa, Osaka City University, Japan

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