The Changing Face of Japanese Retail

The Changing Face of Japanese Retail

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This book examines employment structure, working practice and recruitment strategies in Japanese retail in the 1990s through a case-study of one large chain store. Issues focused on include gender in the workplace, changing notions of corporate community and the impact of Japan's recent recession. In particular the research presented here challenges the view of part-time female staff as peripheral to the workforce and asks whether a rethink of the Japanese employment system is now overdue.The transfer system, combined with the working hours of the retail sector (stores in Japan are open on Sunday, when most ... University graduates are placed in the national contract scheme whereas highschool graduates are given a#39;homea#39;anbsp;...

Title:The Changing Face of Japanese Retail
Author:Louella Matsunaga
Publisher:Routledge - 2012-09-10


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