Internal Labour Markets, Incentives and Employment

  • Isao Ohashi
  • Toshiaki Tachibanaki

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Isao Ohashi, Toshiaki Tachibanaki
      Pages 1-15
  3. Wages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
  4. Bargaining and Incentives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. H Lorne Carmichael
      Pages 81-97
    3. Hideshi Itoh, Osamu Hayashida
      Pages 98-125
    4. Shigeru Wakita
      Pages 126-140
  5. Employment Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Edward P Lazear
      Pages 143-158
    3. Joseph G. Altonji, Charles R. Pierret
      Pages 159-195
  6. The Internal Labour Market

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Klaus F. Zimmermann
      Pages 300-332
    3. Konosuke Odaka
      Pages 333-335
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 337-347

About this book


The economic performance of a national economy, as shown by indicators such as the rate of unemployment and inflation, is heavily dependent on the operation of its external and internal labour markets. From this standpoint the book focuses on the functions of internal labour markets and their interaction with external labour markets, comparing those of the Japanese and Western styles. The differing mechanisms of internal labour markets are examined by a strong range of international contributors from Japan, North America and Europe.


employment employment policy industrial relations Japan labor market labour mobility unemployment

Editors and affiliations

  • Isao Ohashi
    • 1
  • Toshiaki Tachibanaki
    • 2
  1. 1.Nagoya UniversityJapan
  2. 2.Institute of Economic ResearchKyoto UniversityJapan

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