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Toward industrial democracy: management and workers in modern Japan

Author: Odaka, Kunio Series: Harvard East Asian series ; 80 Publisher: Harvard University Press, 1975.Language: EnglishDescription: 226 p ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0674898168Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Book Abu Dhabi Library
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Print HD3620.42 .J3 O33 1975
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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Toward Industrial Democracy
Management and Workers in Modern Japan
Contents
Preface
One Traditionalism and Democracy in Japanese Industry I
Preindustrial Practices in Industrial Japan r
Pitfalls in the Theory of Pluralistic Industrialism 6
Postwar Trends to Democracy 9
Toward Participative Management 12
Rationalization versus Democratization 18
Two Technological Innovation and Human
Problems 22
What Are the Human Problems in Industry? 22
The Impact of Technological Innovation on Human Labor 27
The Bright and Dark Sides of Automation 33
What Do Workers Think of Automation? 36
What Is the Solution to the Problem? 44
Three The Younger Generation in the Era of
Automation 53
Leaping the Generations 53
Is There Any Chance for the Young to Make the Leap? 55
Are They Capable of Making the Leap? 62
Are They Motivated for the Leap? 66
How Ready Is Management? 78
Four Workers on Their Allegiance to Union and Company 85
Five Aspects of Industrial Relations 85
Company Allegiance and Union Allegiance 89
The Distribution of Allegiance Types 95
Structural Characteristics of Allegiance Types 102
Worker Attributes in Relation to Allegiance Types 109
International Comparison of Worker Allegiance 115 Concluding Remarks: Toward Constructive Industrial
Relations 119
Five Workers Think of Their Work and Leisure 128
Company Allegiance and Work Motivation 128
Job Satisfaction 132
Patterns of Leisure Activity 136
Work and Leisure: Five Types of Worker Attitude 145
Concluding Remarks: Summary and Prospects 152
Six A Program for Workers' Participation in Management 155
Introduction 155
Workers' Participation in Management 157
The Development of Industrial Democracy 164
Institutionalizing Workers' Participation 175
On the Effects of Workers' Participation 195
Bibliography 215
Index 223

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