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 2008
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%
2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week