Asia Pacific Journal of Management

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 189–198 | Cite as

Workers' perceptions of a Japanese company's song

  • Norihiko Suzuki
Research Note


The Japanese company song is reputed to inspire the working morale of employees and thus contribute to overall company performance. This article investigates the psychological impact of the company song on workers by analysing the question-naire responses obtained from a group of Japanese workers. The researcher found that differences in gender and generation gap were strong explanatory variables in terms of workers' perception of non-business themes in the company song, while differences in organizational status played a significant role in explaining differences in employees' perceptions of the business-related themes. Some practical implications are also discussed.


Significant Role Explanatory Variable Japanese Company Practical Implication Psychological Impact 
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