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Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

Venue

Tōhoku University Sendai, Fachbereich Ökonomie

Co-organizers

Prof. Dr. Norbert Altmann, Universität München und Institut für sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung; Prof. Dr. Shigeyoshi Tokunaga, Tōhoku Universität Sendai



Production Strategies and Industrial Relations in the Process of Internationalization

October 14 - October 16, 1991

Generalthema der Tagung war es, die neuen Probleme für Arbeitnehmer und Gewerkschaften, die sich aus der Internationalisierung der Unternehmen und der Reorganisation industrieller Produktionsprozesse ergeben, im internationalen Vergleich vorwiegend zwischen Japan und der Bundesrepublik Deutschland auf empirischer Basis aufzuzeigen und zu analysieren. Alternative Strategien zu den existierenden Politiken wurden dargelegt und auf die Auswirkungen hin geprüft.


Die Ergebnisse des Symposiums sind als Band 3 der Monograpien aus dem DIJ erschienen.

Presentations


Session I:

Industrial Relations in Japanese Companies in Asian Countries

Prof. Nomura Masami, Okayama University

Internationalization Strategies of Japanese and German Automobile Companies

Dr. Ulrich Jürgens, Science Center Berlin (WZB)

Industrial Relations and Management in Japanese Companies in Europe

Prof. Kumazawa Makoto, Kōnan University, Kōbe

Workers Councils and Enterprise Level Industrial Relations in German Subsidiaries of Japanese Firms

Prof. Christoph Deutschmann, University Tübingen

Subcontracting Strategies of Japanese Companies in Europe Asia

Prof. Hiramoto Atsushi, Tōhoku University Sendai


Keynote Speeches

Convergence of Rationalization - Divergence of Labour Relations

Prof. Norbert Altmann, Institute of Social Research; Special Research Unit 333 at University of Munich

Internationalization, Rationalization and Industrial Relations - with Special References to Recent Strategies of Big Japanese Corporations

Prof. Tokunaga Shigeyoshi, Tōhoku University Sendai


Session II:

Globalisation of Subcontracting Strategies

Prof. Ikeda Masayoshi, Chūō University Tokyo

Systemic Rationalization, Subcontracting Strategies and their Impact on Labour in the Federal Republic of Germany

Dr. Dieter Sauer, Institute of Social Research; Special Research Unit 333, University of Munich

Working Conditions in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in Japan

Prof. Tamai Kingo

Problems of Industrial Relations at Plant Level in Subcontracting Companies in the FRG

Dr. Reinhard Doleschal, Institute Work and Technology, Gelsenkirchen

Purchaser's Behaviour towards (Dependent) Subcontracting Companies in Japan

Prof. Sei Shōichirō, Kantōgakuin University, Yokohama

Development of Codetermination and Union Structures in the New Federal States

Dr. Volker Kreißig, Technical University, Chemnitz


Session III:

Labour Standards in the International Economy - Challenges and Perspectives

Werner Sengenberger, Ph.D., International Institute for Labour Studies, International Labour Office Geneve

Political Measures with Respect to Marginal Labour Force

Prof. Osawa Mari, Tokyo University

Elderly Technical Specialists in Japan and in Western Industrialized Countries

Dr. Angelika Ernst, Institute of Economic Research, Munich

The European Integration (EG '92) and the Formation of Labour Standards

Dr. Gerhard Bosch, Institute for Social and Economic Research, Düsseldorf

Role of Unions in Innovative Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Prof. Vittorio Capecchi, University of Bologna

The Formation of Shinrengo and the Strategies of Japanese Labour Movement towards the Formation of Labour Standards

Prof. Takagi Ikurō, Japan Women’s University, Tokyo