Re-Orienting Asia Annotated Bibliography Family name:Ta Given name:Hai Minh Other name: Week: 8 Date:5/5/2011
Student no: 1171472 Workshop (circle one): Tue 1-3, Thur 10-12, 12-2, 2-4 Research Question
Kar shi ( ) in urban workforce. What is the cause behind this social negative impact in Japanese workers and its long term solution?
1. Type of Reference: Research paper The dark side of Japanese management in the 1990s: Karoshi and ijime in the Japanese workplace", Journal of Managerial Psychology, Vol. 19 Iss: 3, pp.312 ± 331 This research paper provides an in depth analysis of Japanese working condition through the 30 years time frame with reference to social context in the booming economy period . The findings in this article includes the avoidance of the government system and cost of termination, many employers have adopted the tactics of overeworking employees with unpaid hours, which essentially lead to karoshi . The paper also suggest that keeping outdated principles of moral economy is considered no longer suitable for the employees,which ,in fact were efficient in the past can no longer be applied in the current situation and comprehensive welfare is needed . 2. Type of Reference: Research Paper Kanai, A. and Wakabayashi, M. (2004) ³Effects of economic environmental changes on job demands and workaholism in Japan´, Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 17 No. 5, pp. 537. This paper essentially provides descriptions of macro economy situation in Japan and together with this , establish the link between employment workaholism trend among Japanese employees . As in the period of 1990s when the bubble economy collapsed and throughout the 1990s leads to significant decreasing level regarding the enjoyment. The fear of being made redundant causing the workaholic tendencies to become worse. Moreover, the level of work overload actually increased for engineers and workers in their 30s and 40s in the middle of the economic depression. Based on these results, economic changes and job demand interaction mechanism was plotted and suggestion of a new employee-based support policy is necessary to prevent this social epidemic. 3. Type of Reference: Conference Paper Budd, Darlene. "Protecting Japanese Workers from Death by Overwork: The Role of the State?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, Apr 20, 2006 Annotation This paper reviews Merit-Based Salary System , stress and causes of stress .The findings also useful as they suggest ways to improve working condition in order to prevent karoshi in the future based on the statistics figures . Those suggestions include corporate reform, better communication system, evaluation of employees and utter most , the implementing of policies . The responds also suggest
5. not the amount of working hours.government taking active steps into shorten working hours. June 11. In addition. Type of reference: Newspaper article Bibliographical details: Japanese salarymen fight back The New York Times . 2008 Annotation This article provides a successful of how Japanese workers are suing their companies for better treatment. Age group . However. This represents the argument that karoshi varies in different age group and sectors. Work ethics and corporate loyalty.html Annotation (1 paragraph) The website provides real data regarding Trend in suicide deaths in postwar Japan. the economy reached its peak in 1990s and witnessed downturn together with job insecurity and unpaid overtime has caused negative impacts upon Japanese workers. in the past.Wednesday. the ultimate cause of karoshi. The comment also emphasise the effectiveness of working. Word length total: 631
. Type of reference: Website Bibliographical details: http://karoshi. it also provides cases received by Karoshi Hotline within the past three years . essentially boosted the Japan recovery. industry sector in which it receives report of work related suicides .jp/english/overwork1. The article shows how Hiroshi Takano legal actions against Mc Donaldµs Company.