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Continuity and Change in Japanese Management
Mroczkowski, Tomasz , and Masao Hanaoka
31/2  (Winter 1989): 39-53

The system of manpower management developed in the 1960s and 1970s that has served Japan so well is currently undergoing a transformation. This article assesses the magnitude and direction of the changes in the employment and promotion systems inside Japanese companies. The Japanese company of the future will be a hybrid that effectively combines the advantages of lifetime employment practices with some of the flexibilities of a Western-style horizontal labor market.

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