International Symposium

The Science of Japanese Personnel Management - Rethinking employment systems in the era of globalization (Handouts)

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  • Time and Date: 13:00-18:00, Friday, July 12, 2013 (Registration desk opens at 12:30)
  • Venue: Ito Hall, Hongo Campus, The University of Tokyo (7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
    http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/ext01/iirc/en/access.html
  • Handouts

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    Opening Remarks

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    ISHIDA Hiroshi (Director, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo)

    Welcoming Speech

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    OGAWA Makoto (Deputy Director-General for Labour and Human Resources, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)

    Keynote Speech

    "A Personnel Economics Approach to Productivity Enhancement"

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    Edward P. LAZEAR (Jack Steele Parker Professor of Human Resources Management and Economics, Stanford University / former Chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers)

    Bio

    Edward P. Lazear is the Jack Steele Parker Professor of Human Resources Management and Economics at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. Lazear served as Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers and was at the White House from 2006 to 2009. Professor Lazear has written extensively on labor markets and personnel issues; microeconomic theory; issues involving worker compensation and effects on productivity; governmental policies on discrimination, affirmative action, and comparable worth; educational policy; unemployment; culture, language, and diversity issues; the doctrine of employment at will; distribution of income within the household; and pricing and marketing policies. He has over 100 published articles and 11 books. Lazear won the IZA Prize in Labor Economics, which is given to the person viewed to have made the most significant contributions to labor economics in the world, and the Jacob Mincer Prize given by the Society of Labor Economics for lifetime contributions to the field. In addition to his former duties in Washington, Professor Lazear has been an advisor to the governments of Czechoslovakia, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, and Georgia.

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    Presentation

    "Global Talent Management for Japanese Companies in Developed and Emerging Markets"

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    Alec R. LEVENSON (Senior Research Scientist, Center of Effective Organization, University of Southern California)

    Bio

    Alec Levenson is Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Effective Organizations, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. His action research and consulting work with companies optimizes job and organization performance and human resources (HR) systems. His focus includes (a) organizational and talent strategies for emerging markets and global organizations, (b) management practices for the new generation of workers and world of work, and (c) HR and human capital analytics to improve business decisions. Dr. Levenson's work with companies combines the best elements of scientific research and practical, actionable knowledge that companies can use to improve performance. He uses economics, strategy, organization behavior, and industrial-organizational psychology to tackle complex talent and organizational challenges that defy easy solutions. He has trained HR professionals from a broad range of Fortune 500 and Global 500 companies. Dr. Levenson received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from Princeton University.

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    Research Report

    "Lessons from the Personnel Data Repository Project"

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    KATO Takao (Professor, Colgate University / Visiting Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University)

    Bio

    Takao Kato is the W.S. Schupf Professor of Economics and Far Eastern Studies, Department of Economics, Colgate University. He is also affiliated with the Center on Japanese Economy and Business at Columbia University, IZA, Tokyo Center for Economic Research, and Aarhus School of Business. He is an editor of Advances in the Economic Analysis of Participatory and Labor-Managed Firms and a co-editor of the Journal of the Japanese and International Economies . He received a Ph.D. in Economics from Queen's University. His primary interest is labor economics, industrial relations and human resource management, and East Asian economies (in particular, the Japanese economy). Most of his research has focused on employee participation and innovative work practices, compensation, corporate governance, economics of transition, and skilled immigration. His works have been published in American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics , and many other academic journals.

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    OWAN Hideo (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo)

    Bio

    Hideo Owan is a professor at the Institute of Industrial Science (ISS), University of Tokyo and a faculty fellow at RIETI. Prior to that, he taught at the John M. Olin School of Business, Washington University; and the Graduate School of International Management, Aoyama Gakuin University. His research interests include personnel economics, organizational economics, labor economics, and industrial organization. His papers have appeared in Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Labor Economics, Management Science , and Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization . He received his Ph.D. in Business from Stanford University, M.A. in Economics from Columbia University, and B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Tokyo.
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    Presentation

    "Toward the Diversity of Regular Employees Under the Polarization of the Japanese Labor Market"

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    TSURU Kotaro (Program Director and Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, the Graduate School of Business & Commerce, Keio University)

    Bio

    Kotaro Tsuru is a professor at Keio University, Graduate School of Business and Commerce and a faculty Fellow/program director at RIETI. Prior to that, Dr. Tsuru was a senior fellow at RIETI (2001-2012), a research economist at the Bank of Japan (2000-2001), a staff economist in the Economics Department, OECD, Paris (1995-2000), and a government economist in the Economic Planning Agency of the Japanese government (1984-1995). His research includes comparative institutional analysis and labor market institutions (e.g. "Employment Protection and Productivity: Evidence from Firm-level Panel Data in Japan" coauthored with Hiroko Okudaira and Miho Takizawa, Applied Economics , 45(15), pp. 2091-2105, 2013.). Dr. Tsuru received his D. Phil. in Economics from University of Oxford (St. Antony's College).
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    Presentation

    "Expanding Work Opportunities for Women and Support for Work-Life Balance: The roles of managers"

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    SATO Hiroki (Professor, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies and Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo)

    Bio

    Hiroki Sato is a professor at the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies and ISS, the University of Tokyo. Prior to that, he worked at the Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training, Ohara Social Research Institute, Hosei University. He specializes in Human Resource Management. He also serves as a member of the Council for Gender Equality and the Council of Top-level Government-Industry Collaboration for Promotion of Work-Life Balance, both in the Cabinet Office. He recently wrote several books in human resource management, work-life balance policy, and work style innovation including Japanese Labour and Management in Transition (1997) London:Routledge.

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    Panel Discussion

    "Challenges in Personnel Management for Japanese Firms in the Era of Globalization"

    Panelists (in alphabetical order):

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    Edward P. LAZEAR (Jack Steele Parker Professor of Human Resources Management and Economics, Stanford University / former Chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers)

    Alec R. LEVENSON's photo

    Alec R. LEVENSON (Senior Research Scientist, Center of Effective Organization, University of Southern California)

    OWAN Hideo's photo

    OWAN Hideo (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo)

    SATO Hiroki's photo

    SATO Hiroki (Professor, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies and Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo)

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    TSURU Kotaro (Program Director and Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, the Graduate School of Business & Commerce, Keio University)

    Moderator:

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    KAWAGUCHI Daiji (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Faculty of Economics, Hitotsubashi University)

    Bio

    Daiji Kawaguchi is a professor at Department of Economics, Hitotsubashi University and a faculty Fellow at RIETI. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from Michigan State University, M.A. in Economics from Hitotsubashi University, and B.A. in Economics from Waseda University. Prior to teaching at Hitotsubashi University, he taught at Osaka University and the University of Tsukuba. He specializes in Labor Economics and Applied Econometrics. His research interests include the transition of the Japanese labor market, evaluation of labor policy, and international comparison of labor markets. His recent papers include Hirokatsu Asano, Takahiro Ito and Daiji Kawaguchi (2013) "Why Has the Fraction of Non-standard Workers Increased? A case study of Japan, forthcoming" in Scottish Journal of Political Economy .
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    Closing Remarks

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    NAKAJIMA Atsushi (Chairman, RIETI)