Japanese Human Resource Management

Labour-Management Relations and Supply Chain Challenges in Asia

  • Naoki Kuriyama

Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Asian Business Series book series (PAMABS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. A Model of Japanese-Style Management

  3. Transferability to Asia

  4. Labour Standards and Conditions at Supply Chains in Asia

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 321-328

About this book


This book is a comprehensive study underpinned by thirty years of research conducted by the author relating to Japanese human resource management and labour-management relations. Its aim is to achieve a better understanding of the Japanese model for human resource management and labour standards issues, and its transferability to supply chains in Asia. Seeking a better understanding of the strength of Japanese management and its applicability to foreign countries, Japanese Human Resource Management introduces a new agenda for Japanese corporations that wish to operate in sustainable and inclusive ways in local societies and in global supply chains. Organized into three major themes this comprehensive study is essential reading for students, researchers and government who wish to promote productivity improvement and constructive labour-management relations.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Naoki Kuriyama
    • 1
  1. 1.Soka UniversityTokyoJapan

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