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Work and Pay in the United States and Japan
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Work and Pay in the United States and Japan

Clair Brown, Michael Reich, Lloyd Ulman, and Yoshifumi Nakata

Abstract

This book provides an integrated and detailed analysis of the components of firm human resources systems in the U.S. and Japan. It examines the relationship between company practices and national economic institutions. The authors address a number of key questions about employer–employee relations. How have major Japanese manufacturing companies been able to convert the assurance of “lifetime” employment security into a source of superior employee efficiency and adaptability, when job and income security have been feared as a source of “shirking” and wage inflation in the U.S.? How have higher ... More

Keywords: U.S., Japan, human resources, employment security, income, equality, incentive system, employment practices, work

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780195115215
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115215.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Clair Brown, author

Michael Reich, author

Lloyd Ulman, author
all at University of California, Berkeley

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