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Shifting Boundaries of the Firm

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Table of Contents

Introduction ; 1. Strategy, Structure, and Institutions of Management and Labour ; 2. From Factory to Enterprise, from Enterprise to Corporate Group ; 3. Strategy and Structure at Matsushita Group ; 4. Strategy and Structure at Toyota Group ; 5. Inter-Industry Differences: Criteria fro Union Boundary Decisions ; 6. Intra-Industry Differences I: Why Companies Differ ; 7. Intra-Industry Differencesx II: Why Unions Differ ; 8. Harmonization vs. Differentiation, Employment Security vs. Labour Flexibility ; Conclusions ; Appendix: List of Interviews

About the Author

Mari Sako is Professor of International Business at the Said Business School, University of Oxford. An international expert on Japanese business, she has published widely on the issues of global coroporate strategy, comparative business systems, and human resource management. Her recent books include Are Skills the Answer? The Political Economy of Skill Creation in Advanced Industrial Countries (with Colin Crouch and Donald Finegold, OUP, 1999) and Japanese Labour and Management in Transition: Diversity, Flexibilty and Participation (edited with Hiroki Sato, Routledge, 1997).


This is the book we have been waiting for to understand how the Japanese employment system has adjusted to its decade of trauma. By carefully documenting the symbiotic adjustments of firm and union boundaries, Mari Sako shows how Japanese institutions have decentralized and introduced greater variation in employment conditions while struggling to preserve basic principles of employment security, coordinated wage adjustments, and networked unions. Shifting Boundaries will quickly become the classic reference on industrial adjustment in Japan and set the standard for those who study this issue in other countries * Thomas A. Kochan, George M. Bunker Professor of Work and Employment Relations, MIT Sloan School of Management * Review from previous edition Blending economic and sociological analysis, Sako updates our understanding of what is happening today inside Japan's corporations and labor unions. This fascinating book is required reading for anyone interested in modern Japan or the varieties of capitalism that exist in our global world. * Sanford M. Jacoby, author, The Embedded Corporation, and Professor of Management, UCLA. *

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