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Author Graham, Fiona
Title Inside the Japanese Company
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon : Taylor & Francis Group, 2003
©2004
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (257 pages)
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Note Cover -- Inside the Japanese Company -- Copyright -- Contents -- 1. Introduction -- The economic background -- The literature -- C-Life -- The fieldwork -- Objectives -- Structure of the book -- 2. Literature review -- Early ethnographies -- Nihonjinron -- Anti-nihonjinron literature -- New literature -- The Japan literature: the future -- 3. The company and structure -- The international division -- The personnel division -- The union -- Keio University -- Employees from outside -- Women -- Conclusion -- 4. The company and career -- Joining C-Life -- Joining the international division -- Training -- Sales -- Life-time employment -- Skills -- Promotion and demotion -- Leaving -- Firing -- Retiring -- Evaluation -- Conclusion -- 5. The company and life -- The C-Life employee -- Hierarchy -- Work and overtime -- Attitudes towards work -- Transfers -- Leisure -- Tsukiai -- Job satisfaction -- Motivation and Choice -- Ambition -- Family -- The character of C-Life -- Conclusion -- 6. The company and human relations -- Groupism -- Conflict -- Loyalty -- Amae -- Stress -- Attitudes towards 'foreignness' -- Human relations -- Do- Ki -- Seniors - sempai -- Juniors - ko-hai -- Responsibility -- Male/female distinctions -- Amakudari -- Transferees -- Bullying -- Honne and tatemae -- Conclusion -- 7. Ideology, groupism and individualism -- Individualism and individuality -- Individualism in Japan -- The individual in the Japan literature -- Honne, tatemae and the individual -- Postscript -- References -- Index
Graham 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, are in fact more complicated than is at first apparent
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Graham, Fiona Inside the Japanese Company Abingdon, Oxon : Taylor & Francis Group,c2003 9780415306706
Subject Life insurance -- Japan -- Management.;Industrial relations -- Japan.;National characteristics, Japanese
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