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JOEBM 2015 Vol.3(4): 405-412 ISSN: 2301-3567
DOI: 10.7763/JOEBM.2015.V3.218

A Comparative Research on Japanese Employment System Based on the Theories of David Marsden, James C. Abegglen and Ronald P. Dore

Sun Yan
Abstract—The theme of Japanese administration has been a hot topic debated during decades and scholars have done their researches in a various fields over this subject. There are three outstanding achievements in searching for the truth of Japanese employment system made by David Marsden, James Abegglen, and Ronald Dore on behalf of each period. Though numerous discussions have been done on each of their typical logics, there is still no study to string the three together. Of course theories of the three consider different periods, stand for different fields or even view from different perspectives, but they also show factors in common, and the meaning of comparative study lies in their key concepts on Japanese employment system. As the title shows, this paper attempts to make a review based on the theories of the three in order to search for an integrated understanding of Japanese employment system through Marsden’s framework, Dore’s detailed data analysis, and Abegglen’s cultural discussion. At the same time, the advantages and disadvantages of this system can be re-recognized and new ideas over Japanese administration will be sighted.

Index Terms—Common destiny, contractual custom, employment relationship, lifetime commitment.

Yan Sun is with the Shiga University, Japan (e-mail: smilesun527@yahoo.co.jp).

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Cite: Sun Yan, "A Comparative Research on Japanese Employment System Based on the Theories of David Marsden, James C. Abegglen and Ronald P. Dore," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 405-412, 2015.

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