Employer-employee based quality circles in Japan: human resource policy implications for American firms.

Academic Article


  • This paper traces the development of the quality circle in Japan with reference to such traditions as permanent employment, nenko (seniority-based compensation), enterprise unionism, and management paternalism. Quality circles are examined as tools for motivating employees, reducing labor turnover, effecting employee "career expansion," and allowing employee participation in job redesign.
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  • Munchus 3rd G G
  • Start Page

  • 255
  • End Page

  • 261
  • Volume

  • 8
  • Issue

  • 2