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Management Practices and Firm Performance in Japanese and Korean Firms -An Empirical Study Using Interview Surveys-

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  • MIYAGAWA Tsutomu
  • Keun LEE
  • KABE Shigesaburo
  • Junhyup LEE
  • Hyoungjin KIM
  • YoungGak KIM
  • EDAMURA Kazuma
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To compare management practices between Japanese and Korean firms, we conducted interview surveys on organizational and human resource management based on Bloom and Van Reenen (2007). The average management scores resulting from the interview surveys in Japanese firms were higher than in Korean firms. The gap in the scores between Japan and Korea can be explained by more conservative human resource management practices in Korean small and medium sized firms. We regressed some indicators representing management practices on firm performance. Estimation results suggest that human resource management affects firm performance in Korean firms. In Japanese firms, we expect that organizational reform plays a role in improving firm performance in the service sector.

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Paper provided by Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) in its series Discussion papers with number 10013.

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Length: 42 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2010
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Handle: RePEc:eti:dpaper:10013

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  1. MORIKAWA Masayuki, 2012. "Financial Constraints in Intangible Investments: Evidence from Japanese firms," Discussion papers 12045, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).

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