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Author Mosk, Carl.

Title Competition and cooperation in Japanese labour markets / Carl Mosk
Published New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 1995


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Description xviii, 290 pages : tables ; 23 cm
Series Studies in the modern Japanese economy
Studies in the modern Japanese economy.
Contents Pt. I. Origins. 1. The Approach -- Appendix: Mathematical Presentation of the Formal Model. 2. Labour Segmentation in Interwar Japan -- Pt. II. Integrated Segmentation in the Postwar Labour Market. 3. Continuity and Discontinuity. 4. Education and Labour Segmentation in the Active Labour Market. 5. Competition and Cooperation: Wage Profiles, Job Retention, and Dualism. 6. Collective Bargaining and Capital Accumulation -- 7. Conclusions
Summary This volume explains the salient features of the Japanese labour market and their evolution through time. The key idea is integrated segmentation: on the demand side, within the educational system; on the supply side, monitoring the costs which underlie labour contracts. Demand- and supply-side segmentation exists in a number of countries. What is peculiar to Japan is the way demand and supply segmentation overlap and the muting of the wage and income differentials which segmentation generates. Because it is segmented on both supply and demand sides the Japanese labour market is highly competitive; but because it is integrated, cooperation is deeply rooted within it as well
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 276-286) and index
Subject Business and education -- Japan.
Competition (Psychology)
Labor market -- Japan.
LC no. 95004170
ISBN 0312126832