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Inside the Japanese Company

Author: Fiona Graham
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2003
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study explores the attitudes of Japanese employees towards their work, their company and on related issues. Based on extensive original research inside a Japanese insurance company (C-Life), which subsequently went bankrupt, the book shows that attitudes towards lifetime employment, company loyalty and the other characteristics of Japanese working life, which are often portrayed in stereotype form in the West,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fiona Graham
ISBN: 0415306701 9780415306706
OCLC Number: 473820267
Description: 246 s
Contents: Chapter 1Introduction The Economic Background The Literature C-Life The Fieldwork Objectives Structure of the Book Chapter 2 Literature Review Ethnographies Nihonjinron Anti-Nihonjinron Literature New Literature The Japan Literature: The Future Chapter 3 The Company The International Division The Personnel Division The Union Keio University Employees from Outside Women Chapter 4 The Career Joining C-Life Joining the International Division Training Sales Life-Time Employment Skills Promotion and Demotion Leaving Firing Retiring Evaluation Chapte r 5 The Company and Life The C-Life Employee Hierarchy Work and Overtime Attitudes to Work Transfers Leisure Tsukiai Job Satisfaction Motivation and Choice Ambition Family The Character of C-Life Chapter 6 The Company and Human Relations Groupism Conflict Loyalty Amae Stress Att itudes Towards Foreigness Human Relations Doki Seniors --
Sempai Juniors --
Kohai Male/Female Distinctions Responsibility Amakudari Transferees Bul lying Honne and Tatemae Chapter 7 Ideology, Groupism and Individualism Individualism and Individuality Individualism in Japan The Individual in the Japan Literature Honne, Tatemae and the Individual Postscript

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Based on extensive original research this work explores the attitudes of Japanese employees towards their work, their company and on related issues, and finds they are much more complicated than  Read more...

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