The Changing Face of Japanese Retail: Working in a Chain Store

1st Edition

Louella Matsunaga

Published November 16, 2000
Reference - 224 Pages
ISBN 9780415229753 - CAT# RU20963
Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

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This book examines employment structure, working practice and recruitment strategies in Japanese retail in the 1990s through a case-study of one large chain store. Issues focused on include gender in the workplace, changing notions of corporate community and the impact of Japan's recent recession. In particular the research presented here challenges the view of part-time female staff as peripheral to the workforce and asks whether a rethink of the Japanese employment system is now overdue.

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