Japanese Workplaces In Transition: Employee Perceptions

Hardcover | June 15, 2009

byHendrik Meyer-Ohle

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Exploring the changes in Japanese workplaces such as restructuring, incentive principles and the increasing use of contingent workers from the perspective of employees, this title provides new insights into the mindsets of the workers by contrasting survey and theoretical sources with excerpts from blogs published by Japanese people.

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Exploring the changes in Japanese workplaces such as restructuring, incentive principles and the increasing use of contingent workers from the perspective of employees, this title provides new insights into the mindsets of the workers by contrasting survey and theoretical sources with excerpts from blogs published by Japanese people.

HENDRIK MEYER-OHLE is Associate Professor for Japanese Business and Management in the Department of Japanese Studies of the National University of Singapore. His research interests range from marketing and retailing to human resources management. Previous publications with Palgrave include Innovation and Dynamics in Japanese Retailing...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 8.74 × 5.61 × 0.75 inPublished:June 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230229387

ISBN - 13:9780230229389

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Table of Contents

Changing Workplaces Blogging about Work * Capturing Change in Workplaces * Blog Entries to Learn about Employee Perceptions *  Japanese Corporations under Pressure: Changing Employment Practices in Three Industries * Electronics Industries * Banking 2 * Retailing 27 * Putting Developments into Perspective Raising Questions * Experiencing Corporate Reorganization * Being Transferred to Another Company: Chance or Dead End Street? * Retiring Early, Being Retired, Surviving * Downsizing and Restructuring in Context * Facing Changing Principles of Employment
* Responding to Change: Generations Apart? * From Seniority to Performance * Drawing Consequences: New Mindsets, Skills and Changing Jobs * Taking Up Non-Regular Employment
* Types of Non-Regular Employment * Voluntary or Lack of Alternatives? * Living with Anxieties
* Working as a Non-Regular Employee * Conflicting Motivations and Expectations * Developing a Career? * Situating Non-Regular Employment * Conclusions Importance of Perceptions, Employability, and Directions of Change