Abstracts 2011

December 2011 (No.617)
Can Negative Effects of  Performance Appraisal Systems Be Eliminated?(PDF:27KB)

Economics of Employee Performance Evaluation: Understanding the key Issues in Designing Evaluation Systems
Hideo Owan
Psychological Points of View for Adopting Effective Performance Appraisals
Kiyoshi Takahashi
Discretionary Nature of Personnel Evaluation and Legal Criteria of Fairness
Takayasu Yanagiya
Performance Management by Optimization of Performance Appraisal Practices: Facilitative Effects of Rater-Ratee's Mutual Consciousness and Feedback
Hisataka Furukawa

November 2011 (No.616)
The Crisis of the Middle-Aged(PDF:24KB)

Poverty Risks among the Middle-Aged Male: Poverty Rate of Unemployed Person
Masato Shikata
Kohei Komamura
The Structure of Insecurity that Middle-/High- Aged Males feel: Based on the Panel Research
Tamie Matsuura
The Actual Situation regarding Continuous Employment after 60 Years Old: HRM and the Activity of the Elderly Person
Makoto Fujimoto

October 2011 (No.615)
The Impact of the Equal Employment Law(PDF:31KB)

A Forth Century of Equal Opportunity and Treatment between Men and Women in Employment Act
Shozo Yamada
Long-Term Impacts of the Equal Employment Opportunity Law in Japan
Yukiko Abe
Equal Employment Opportunity Law and Work-Life Balance: Do Work-Family Balance Policies Contribute to the Gender Equalization?
Akira Kawaguchi
Changes of HRM for Women after Equal Employment Law 1985
Akira Wakisaka
An International Comparison of Institutional Requisites for Gender Equality: Why is Japanese Gender Gap So Persistent?
Estévez-Abe, Margarita
A Study of the Employment of University-Educated Women in the Age of Equal Employment
Shangbo Li

September 2011 (No.614)
Is "Academic Ability" Needed in the Workplace?: The Frontline of Academic Ability Research(PDF:21KB)

Studies on Academic Achievements in Japan: Current Situation and Issues
Toshiaki Kawaguchi
The Determinants of Students' Academic Performance in Japan
Masakazu Hojo
Academic Ability of College Students and Job Performance
Naoyuki Ogata

August 2011 (No.613)
Background and Resolution System of Individual Labor Disputes(PDF:24KB)

The Economics of Individual Labor Disputes
Junichiro Ishida
Trade Unions' Role in Complaints and Individual Labor Disputes
Norio Hisamoto
The Issue of Individual Labour Dispute Resolution Systems in Japan : Comparisons with The UK
Masaharu Nose

July 2011 (No.612)
Age of Anxiety and Labor(PDF:24KB)

Current Status of Happiness Research: Prescription for Uncertainty about the Future
Kunio Urakawa
Uncertain Future: The Anxiety of the Japanese Youth
Shingo Kukimoto
The Role of Social Security Systems for Modern Workers
Eri Kasagi

June 2011 (No.611)
Changes in Japanese Wages in the Two Decades of Stagnation(PDF:33KB)

How is a Wage Determined? : A Viewpoint from Labor Economics
Masaru Sasaki
Recent Trends in Collective Bargaining and Wage Determination in Major EU Countries : Continuity and Changes.
Hiromasa Suzuki
Japanese Employment System in the Lost Decades
Junya Hamaaki, Masahiro Hori, Saeko Maeda, Keiko Murata
Performance-Based Pay Reform in Two Different Markets
Junpei Higuchi
Legal Problems of Wage Adjustments in Japan
Atsuko Kajikawa
An Analysis of Wage Distribution of full-time Employees in Japan: 1989-2008
Hirohide Iwaki, Tadashi Gonda, Mikito Masuda

May 2011 (No.610)
Short-term Employment(PDF:29KB)

Okun's Law and Employment Adjustment
Yoshio Kurosaka
Defining Factors for Employment Portfolios
Masahiro Abe
Job Anxiety among Temporary Agency Workers in Japan
Akiko Ono
Legal Theory about Short-term Employment
Shinobu Nogawa
The Strategy of Contingent Work: A Survey of Regulations of fixed-term Contracts and Temporary Agency Work in the United States, the Netherlands and Germany
Atsushi Honjo

April 2011 (No.609) Where all have the Discussions gone

[Employment and Labour Market]
Reconsideration of the Dual Labor Markets
Yuji Genda
A Consideration on the Formation and Consequence of YUTORI Education (Leisuerly Education)
Hideo Iwaki
The Problems of Unmarried Person who lives with Their Parens
Kazuyasu Sakamoto
To Fire or to Hoard? Explaining Japan’s Labor Market Response in the Great Recession
Chad Steinberg/Masato Nakane
Dose Outward FDI promote Hollowing out Industry at Home? A Review of Empirical Research
Toshiyuki Matsuura
[Skill and Work Life]
QC Circle Activities
Takeshi Nakajo
Dynamic Concern on Quality of Working Life and its Essential Issues
Koji Okubayashi
What Meaning did the ‘ME-IT Revolution’ Affect Labour?
Yoshinori Tomita
Influence of Information Technology on Mental Health
Nobuyo Kasuga
Year 2007 Problem
Tomoyo Takagi
[Wage, Benefits and Way of Working]
The Origin and Development of Living-cost-based Wage System
Yoshio Sasajima
Cafeteria Plans: Conditions in Japan and Future Issues
Koji Nishikubo
Reduction of Working Hours
Kazuya Ogura
From Family Friendly to Work Life Balance: What has changed?
Hiromi Sakazume
[Corporate Governance and Industrial Relations]
Hideaki Miyajima
The Realities of the Operating Officers employed in Japanese Companies
Norihisa Yoshimura
Strike Fund: Revival of Old eory in the New Reality
Fujikazu Suzuki
Union Identity
Yoshihide Sano

February-March 2011 (No.608)
Refereed Articles(PDF:102KB)

Labor Market Polarization and Non-routine Unskilled Employment in Japan
Toshie Ikenaga
Is Non-Standard Employment a "Dead End"? Labor Market Regulation and Transition to Standard Employment
Masato Shikata
Stress Response and Employment Situation of Teachers in Day-Care Centers with a Focus on Employment Status and the Ratio of Part-timers
Tetsuji Kamiya, Ryuuichi Sugiyama-Okuno, Yuichi Toda, and Yuichi Murayama

Special Issue 2011 (No.607)
Labour Policy on Atypical Employment(PDF:62KB)

The Diversification of Utilization of Non-standard Employees and the Equilibrium of Treatment between Standard and Non-standard Employees
Tomoyuki Shimanuki
The Extent and Effects of Firm-provided Training among Non-regular Employees in Japan
Hiromi Hara
Reflecting Atypical Worker's Voices: Case Studies on Unionizing
Kayo Goto
Labour Policy on Atypical Employment
Kaoko Okuda
Industrial Relations in Sweden: through the Analysis of Firm-level Wage Negotiations
Itaru Nishimura
Changing Elements in German Employee Organizations with the Decentralization of Collective Bargaining: Focus on Trade Unions and Works Councils
Chen Hao
Work-Life Balance and Contingent Work in Germany
Yoko Tanaka
Are the Work-Life Balance (WLB) Policies "Rewards"? Mixtures of WLB Policies, Organizational Commitment and Perceived Performance
Shizuka Takamura
Significance and Possibility of Default Rules as a Regulation Technique for Labor Contracts: Suggestions from Interdisciplinary Research regarding "Default Rules"
Takeo Sakai
Transfer of an Employment Relationship and Restructuring: An Analysis of the German System for Transfer of an Employment Relationship
Fumiko Narita
Unfavorable Modifications of Working Conditions through Work Rules in Korea
Hyosook Park
Consequences of Increasing Non-Regular Employment in Japan and Korea
Machiko Osawa and Myoung-Jung Kim
The Determinants of Job Satisfaction and the Difference between Regular and Irregular Workers in Japan
Xinxin Ma
Characteristics and Issues in Human Resources Management of Contract (Reemployed) Workers, Focusing on the 60-65 Age Group
Miho Fujinami and Eiichi Ohki
Strategic Human Resource Management in a Technology Development Division
Hideki Tanaka
Steady Career Development in Sales-support Staff: Case Study of Consulting Firm A
Mie Osada

January 2011 (No.606)
Has The Japanese Employment System Changed?: From both Employee and Employer Perspectives(PDF:33KB)

Corporate Leaders of Japan: Facts and Fallacies
Kazuhiro Mishina
Emiko Hino
Selection and Promotion of Managers in Japanese Companies: Present and Future Perspectives
Atsushi Yashiro
Have Japanese Engineers Changed?
Yoshifumi Nakata
Satoru Miyazaki
How Have Intellectual Skills Changed in the Workplace during the 2000–2010 Decade?
Kuramitsu Muramatsu
New Members of Japan's Working Society: Martyrs both with Family and Employment
Masakazu Yano
The Japanese Human Resources Department in 2009: Has its Role Changed?
Mitsutoshi Hirano
Roles of Trade Unions in Japanese Firms
Hiroyuki Fujimura
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