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Shifting Boundaries of the Firm: Japanese Company - Japanese Labour

Mari Sako


All firms wrestle with restructuring that involves consolidation through mergers and acquisitions on the one hand, and fragmentation through outsourcing and spin-offs on the other. Corporate restructuring is a major driver in transforming labour markets, engendering concerns about employment security. The framework introduced in this book analyses shifting organizational boundaries, i.e., structural changes within corporations resulting from a series of strategic interplays between management and labour unions. This framework is used to investigate the symbiotic adjustments in firm and union b ... More

Keywords: institutions, boundaries, corporate strategy, labour unions, corporate restructuring, Japan, automobiles, electronics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199268160
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268160.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mari Sako, author
Professor of International Business, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
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