J-Management: Fresh Perspectives on the Japanese Firm in the 21st Century
iUniverse, 2009 - Business & Economics - 356 pages
Following the economic crisis, Japan is on its way to regaining its position as an economic powerhouse. The bubble burst in the 1990s, and a decade of recession led to numerous changes in Japanese society and management. J-Management: Fresh Perspectives on the Japanese Firm in the 21st Century presents a comprehensive overview of the reforms and changes in the Japanese economy and their impact on management processes.
J-Management gives insights into the current situation of Japanese firms, explains Japanese views on current developments, and answers questions about contemporary Japanese firms, such as
● How have Japanese firms handled the recession, and how have they reinvented themselves after it?
● Is lifetime employment still relevant in today's Japanese society?
● Does the seniority system still apply?
● How has globalization impacted today's Japanese corporations?
● How advanced is gender equality in the J-firm?
● What challenges do foreign workers face in the J-company?
Written by students at Sophia University in Tokyo, J-Management not only contains an overview of relevant sources on the topics, but also includes the personal experiences and opinions of these young, international writers who provide comprehensive, fresh, and insightful commentary from the Japanese perspective.
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Bubbleera Economy and the Burst of the Bubble 2
Demographic Changes 7
Cultural and Social Changes 9
Human Resource Management 11
Basic Concepts of Japanese Production Management
Knowledge Management 20
Importance of a Japanese Business Partner
Revision of the Large Scale Retail Law
Entrepreneurship in Japan 24
Traditional Employment Conditions of Japanese Women
Diﬃculties in Combining Family and Career
Lack of Support for ChildRearing
Increasing Production in Low Cost Countries
The Example of Green Tech
Labor Shortages Increase Womens Career Chances