Title: Personnel planning, technological changes and outsourcing in the Japanese automobile industry: Part 2

Authors: Kazutoshi Koshiro

Addresses: The Centre for International Trade Studies, Faculty of Economics, Yokohama National University, 156 Tokiwadai, Hodogaya-Ku, Yokohama, 240, Japan

Abstract: Part 1 of this paper looked at the personnel planning and employment in Japanese firms. This second part, Part 2, looks at the impact of industrial robots on employment and industrial relations in Japanese firms, and at outsourcing in the Japanese automobile industry.

Keywords: industrial robots; Japan; industrial relations; employment patterns; automotive outsourcing; Japanese automobile industry.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1987.026142

International Journal of Technology Management, 1987 Vol.2 No.3/4, pp.473 - 499

Available online: 27 May 2009 *

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