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Emerging Perspectives in Japanese Human Resource Management

Horn, Sierk A. (ed.)

Emerging Perspectives in Japanese Human Resource Management

Series: Wirtschaftspsychologie - Volume 15

Year of Publication: 2011

Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2011. 193 pp., num. tables and graphs
ISBN 978-3-631-62098-4 hb.  (Hardcover)

Weight: 0.360 kg, 0.794 lbs

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Book synopsis

Japanese-style management is ‘the’ post-war human resource management (HRM) success story. Even today it continues to offer an alternative pathway to creating competitive advantages. Japanese HRM, however, is not a static construct, and demands permanent attention. Charting the de facto human resource dynamics of the world’s third largest economy, this volume collates concurrent thinking on Japanese management. Japanese firms have always exhibited a remarkable ability to adapt to changing externalities and emerge strengthened from challenges. The contributions in this book present fresh insights into the realities of Japanese change management that are likely to influence the redesign of globally operating Japanese firms.


Contents: Peter Matanle/Kenji Matsui: Lifetime Employment in 21st Century Japan: Stability and Resilience Under Pressure in the Japanese Management System – Arjan B. Keizer: The Introduction of Competency Pay in Japan ‘Performance in Appraisal and Remuneration’ – Sierk Horn/André Beauducel/Detlev Liepmann: Faceted Intelligence Concept in Japan – Sierk Horn/Detlev Liepmann/André Beauducel: Applied Perspectives on Recruiting and Work Assessment in Japan – Kuniko Ishiguro: Changes in Japanese Companies’ Personnel Management Practices Relating to Female Employees: From the Early 1980s to the Early 2000s – Harald Dolles/Yoshiaki Takahashi: The «Lost Decade» and Changes in the Japanese Business Environment: Consequences for Foreign Direct Investment and Human Resource Management in Foreign Subsidiaries in Japan.

About the author(s)/editor(s)

Sierk A. Horn is senior lecturer in Japanese Studies at the University of Leeds (UK). He was awarded a PhD in Japanese Studies and a habilitation from Freie Universität Berlin (Germany). He has published widely in the fields of consumer behaviour in East Asia, international knowledge transfer, and strategic management of Japanese and European multinational enterprises.


Wirtschaftspsychologie. Bd. 15
Herausgegeben von Detlev Liepmann