Inside the Japanese Company
By Fiona Graham
Routledge – 2004 – 256 pages
Graham explores the attitudes of Japanese employees towards their work, their company and on related issues. Based on extensive original research inside a Japanese insurance company (C-Life), which subsequently went bankrupt, the book shows that attitudes towards lifetime employment, company loyalty and the other characteristics of Japanese working life, which are often portrayed in stereotype form in the West, are in fact more complicated than is at first apparent.
Chapter 1 Introduction: The Economic Background Chapter 2 Literature Review Chapter 3 The Company Chapter 4 The Career Chapter 5 The Company and Life Chapter 6 The Company and Human Relations Chapter 7 Ideology, Groupism and Individualism