*Call for Papers*

*“Changes and Continuities in Japan’s Employment System and Human 
Resource Management” *

*A special issue of “Contemporary Japan”



*Guest Editor*

Dr. Parissa Haghirian

Professor of Japanese Management

Sophia University, Japan <>

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The Japanese economy faced numerous challenges in the past decades. 
Among them are severe shocks caused by natural disasters and by domestic 
and international financial crises, but also long-term fundamental 
transformations like demographic change, globalization and 
digitalization as well as economic reforms addressing the labor market, 
corporate governance and employment practices.

In this special issue, we want to take stock of how the changes in the 
economic, regulatory, technological and international environment 
affected the Japanese employment system (system level), and the 
recruitment, management and development of human resources (management 
level) since the year 2000. Papers may either address the system or 
management level. We aim at an overall balance between system and 
management level analyses.

Guiding questions are:

-To what extent did adjustments occur?

-To what extent did they differ across industries and firms?

-To what extent do we see continuity?

Multi-disciplinary perspectives and a wide range of research 
methodologies (such as literature reviews, qualitative or quantitative 
studies) are welcome. All papers (max 6000 words each) will go through a 
double blind peer-review process.


Japanese Employment System, Japanese Labor Markets, Japanese Management, 
Japanese Human Resource Management, Lifetime Employment.

*Deadline for manuscript transmissions: July 31, 2019*

*Please send your manuscript to [log in to unmask]*

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