Japan's Reshaping of American Labor Law, by Gould, William B.
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- ISBN: 9780262570688 | 0262570688
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 12/16/1987
This pioneering comparative study of Japanese and American labor law reveals a labor-relations system superficially resembling our own but shaped by an entirely different culture, and with a marked impact on Japan's economic success. Among Gould's findings are that the Japanese have adopted American labor law so as to create a relationship between labor and management that is lasting, harmonious, and productive; their system for dealing with job security and unfair labor practices is less confrontational than ours, their law more neutral - and it is easier in Japan for companies to share strategic information with their employees. Gould makes a number of recommendations for change in US labor law while noting that Japan also has problems and its mechanisms for dealing with conflict share many snags with their American counterparts. William B. Gould IV is Charles A. Beardsley Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and the author of the award-winning A Primer on American Labor Law(MIT Press paperback).