Transforming Japanese Workplaces

Hardcover | October 30, 2012

byTakashi Sakikawa

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Although Japanese companies have not have been in the spotlight in recent years, it would be almost impossible to gain an understanding of them and their management practices and organizations without noting the transformations they have undergone in over a decade since the new millennium. It is imperative to bridge the gulf between what is known about Japanese companies in their heyday and what is unknown about them struggling to survive and transform in the past decade or more. In this volume, the author explores the transformations that have taken place in Japanese workplaces in the last twelve years, in terms of management practices, particularly in the areas of human resource management (HRM) and organizational culture.

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Although Japanese companies have not have been in the spotlight in recent years, it would be almost impossible to gain an understanding of them and their management practices and organizations without noting the transformations they have undergone in over a decade since the new millennium. It is imperative to bridge the gulf between wh...

TAKASHI SAKIKAWA is a professor of Organizational Behaviour at Niigata University, Japan. He received his PhD in Business Administration from Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan. His research interests include organizational culture and strategic human resource management. He is the author of the Japanese book Organizational Culture and I...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 9.17 × 5.68 × 0.87 inPublished:October 30, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230299911

ISBN - 13:9780230299917

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Preface; S.M.Jacoby
Introduction
PART I TRANSFORMING MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN JAPANESE WORKPLACES

Japanese Workplaces in Transition
Management Practices in Japanese Workplaces: Myth and Reality
Emerging Management Practices and Work Organizations in Japan's Production Front Lines
Exploring Management Practices in Japan's Cell Production Environments and the Outcomes: Case Study Research
Testing the Effects of Management Practices on Manufacturing Performance: The Japanese Manufacturing Sector
PART II TRANSFORMING WORKFORCE AND ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURES OF JAPANESE COMPANIES

Japanese Companies' Workforce and Organizational Cultures in Transition
Workforce Diversity's Positive and Negative Consequences in Japan
PART III TRANSFORMING JAPANESE WORKPLACES OVERSEAS AND CONCLUSION

Impact of National Characteristics on HRM Practices: Evidence from Japan- and China-Based Manufacturers
Conclusion
References
Appendix