The Japanese Labor Market in a Comparative Perspective with the United States: A Transaction-Cost Interpretation
This study offers a comparative analysis of a number of Japanese labor market features in relation to the U.S. The author examines employer-employee attachment, workforce adjustment, and industrial relations including "unique" Japanese institutions such as joint consultation and consensus-based decision making. Hashimoto argues that cultural-traditional influences, which shape the transaction-cost environment, interacted with technological progress in shaping the various uniquely-Japanese labor market features.
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Hashimoto, Masanori. 1990. The Japanese Labor Market in a Comparative Perspective with the United States: A Transaction-Cost Interpretation. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.