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Author Lam, Alice C. L
Title Women and Japanese Management : Discrimination and Reform
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 1992
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Note Cover -- Women and Japanese management: Discrimination and reform -- Copyright -- Contents -- Figures -- Tables -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 Introduction and background -- Part I Discrimination against women in employment: theory and practice -- Chapter 2 Internal labour markets and discrimination -- Chapter 3 Sexual inequality in the Japanese employment system: discriminatory company practices -- Chapter 4 The emerging situation: changing company practice in response to market pressures -- Part II Legislation and reform -- Chapter 5 Legislating for change? The Equal Employment Opportunity Law -- Chapter 6 The management response -- Part III A case study -- Chapter 7 The Seibu case: an introduction -- Chapter 8 The Seibu case: changing company practice -- Chapter 9 Changing roles and attitudes of Seibu women: towards equal opportunity? -- Part IV Conclusions -- Chapter 10 Equal employment for women in the Japanese employment system: limitations and obstacles -- Appendix A: Field study methods and the survey samples -- Appendix B: ANOVA and multiple classification analysis -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Standard works on the employment systems of Japanese companies deal almost exclusively with men. Women, however, constitute the vast majority of the low wage, highly flexible "non-core" employees. This book breaks new ground in examining the role of Japanese women in industry. It assesses the extent to which growing pressure for equal opportunities between the sexes has caused Japanese companies to adapt their employment and personnel management practices in recent years. The author puts the argument in an historical perspective, covering the employment of Japanese women from the start of Japan's industrialisation up to the turning point of the 1986 Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Law. She examines the background and execution of the legislation and she looks at the response of the business community. In her case study of the Seibu department store, which takes up the final part of the book, Lam concludes that the EEO Law has not had the desired effect
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Link Print version: Lam, Alice C. L. Women and Japanese Management : Discrimination and Reform London : Taylor & Francis Group,c1992 9780415063357
Subject Sex discrimination in employment -- Japan.;Women -- Employment -- Japan
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