Human Resource Management in Ageing Societies: Perspectives from Japan and Germany

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In recent years, Japan and Germany have been facing very similar challenges, namely aging populations, changing employment structures, and globalization. Both countries are in a number of respects more socially and politically regulated and in this sense more liberal than the Anglo-American economies. This book is an edited collection of papers exploring the demographic challenges for human resource management and labour market policies in Germany and Japan. The volume will concentrate on the type of problems ...

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Overview

In recent years, Japan and Germany have been facing very similar challenges, namely aging populations, changing employment structures, and globalization. Both countries are in a number of respects more socially and politically regulated and in this sense more liberal than the Anglo-American economies. This book is an edited collection of papers exploring the demographic challenges for human resource management and labour market policies in Germany and Japan. The volume will concentrate on the type of problems aging poses for human resource management practices and labour market policies, and how public and company policies in both countries deal with these challenges.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230515451
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 2/3/2009
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

HAROLD CONRAD is Deputy Director and Senior Research Fellow at the German Institute for Japanese Studies. His main areas of research are Japanese social and labourban market policies and human resource management

VIKTORIA HEINDORF is a Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Business, University of Munich. Her main areas of interest include human resource management and labor markets, with an emphasis on Japan and Germany

FRANZ WALDENBERGER is Professor for Japanese Economy at the Japan Center and the Faculty of Business of Munich University. His main areas of interest include comparative analysis of economic systems with focus on Japan and Germany

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Table of Contents

Introduction
• Employment strategies in the population-declining society— Y.Higuchi
• Paradigm changes in labor market policies for older workers in Germany: Background factors and recent developments—G.Naegele
• Towards an active aging society—A.Seike
• The management of restructuring and demographic change:two simultaneous challenges for German labor relations—M.Knuth
• Toward ageless employment: a case study of an Industrial Union in Japan—N.Shintani
• Aging Workforce and Lifelong Learning in German Corporations:Institutional Reforms as a Precondition for More Efficient Investments Into Human Capital—B.Wolff & M.Gunkel
• Workforce demography and incentives for middle-aged workers: a cases tudy of the steel and auto-parts industries from the viewpoint of skill succession—E.Hayashi
• Economic Strategies of design and Intevention in Promoting Health Among the Aging Workforce—H.Luczak
• Technology transfer and formation in view of the 'culture of manufacturing': current situation and solution—S.Warisawa
• Demographic development: loss of innovation strength—K.Kornwachs
• Beyond the traditional system of on-the-job training: the development of a new robot-E-learning environment—T.Ihara
• Work and Job Satisfaction of Elderly Workers—I.Ohashi
• Continuous employment up to the age of 65 and major human resource management issues; H.Sato
• Industrial relations concerning the reform of HRM practices for coping with an aging workforce—K.Nakamura
• Revitalizing traditional technologies through veteran workers at Ishikawajima-Harima Hevy Industries Co.Ltd—T.Yamazaki

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