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Farewell to the salaryman? The changing roles and work of middle managers in Japan

Iida, Tetsuya and Morris, Jonathan Llewellyn ORCID: 2008. Farewell to the salaryman? The changing roles and work of middle managers in Japan. International Journal of Human Resource Management 19 (6) , pp. 1072-1087. 10.1080/09585190802051378

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The 1990s and 2000s witnessed significant organizational change in Japanese firms and accompanying readjustments to the employment system. Such changes potentially have major implications for middle managers, or salarymen, in Japanese corporations. A survey of human resource managers and middle managers in eight medium sized Japanese organizations pointed to fairly significant, if not radical, change. This did, indeed, impact upon middle managers in those organizations. While the middle managers felt reasonably secure in their jobs, the nature of their jobs had reportedly changed, with a greater range of tasks, work intensification, longer hours, greater stress, more accountability, and a worsening work–life balance.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D890 Eastern Hemisphere
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Uncontrolled Keywords: Corporate restructuring ; HRM work organization ; Japan ; Middle managers
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0958-5192
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2022 08:36

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