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The Japanese Labor Market in a Comparative Perspective with the United States

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  • Masanori Hashimoto

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    This study offers a comparative analysis of a number of Japanese labor market features in relation to the U.S. The author examines employer-employee attachment, workforce adjustment, and industrial relations including "unique" Japanese institutions such as joint consultation and consensus-based decision making.

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    This book is provided by W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research in its series Books from Upjohn Press with number jlm and published in 1990.

    ISBN: paper 9780880991049
    Handle: RePEc:upj:ubooks:jlm

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    Keywords: Japan; labor markets; technological change; employee-employer attachment;

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    Cited by:
    1. Edward B. Montgomery, 1993. "Pattern in Regional Labor Market Adjustment: The United States vs. Japan," NBER Working Papers 4414, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Kawai, Eizo, 2001. "Re-examination of wage, employment, and hours adjustments: what is crucial for differences in the adjustments?," Japan and the World Economy, Elsevier, vol. 13(4), pages 483-497, December.
    3. Shin-ichi Fukuda & Robert F. Owen, 2008. "Human Capital and Economic Growth : Dynamic Implications of Insider-outsider Problem for Macroeconomics," Macroeconomics Working Papers 22597, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
    4. Takao Kato, 2003. "The Recent Transformation of Participatory Employment Practices in Japan," NBER Chapters, in: Labor Markets and Firm Benefit Policies in Japan and the United States, pages 39-80 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    5. Takao Kato & Motohiro Morishima, 1998. "The Productivity Effects of Human Resource Management Practices: Evidence from New Japanese Panel Data," Macroeconomics 9812003, EconWPA, revised 08 Dec 1998.
    6. Garvey, Gerald T., 1995. "Why reputation favors joint ventures over vertical and horizontal integration A simple model," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 28(3), pages 387-397, December.
    7. Fuess, Jr., Scott M., 2001. "Union Bargaining Power: A View from Japan," IZA Discussion Papers 393, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    8. Scott Fuess & Jack Hou, 2009. "Rapid Economic Development and Job Segregation in Taiwan," Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Springer, vol. 30(2), pages 171-183, June.

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