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JST4120 - Work and Economic Organisation in Japan

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Prof Ross Mouer


Not offered in 2007


This unit provides a systematic examination of the 'Japanese model' as it relates to the organisation of work in Japan and to the debates on postmodernism, post-Fordist production and postindustrialism. Particular attention is paid to labor process at the micro- and macro-levels, labor market segmentation, skill formation, welfare corporatism, industrial relations, and the relationship between rationalisation and the capacity of the system to meet the social needs of the working population.


Written (7000 words): 80%
Examination (1000 words): 10%
Seminar participation (1000 words): 10%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week