ムラタ キヨシ   Kiyoshi Murata
  村田 潔
   所属   明治大学  商学部
   職種   専任教授
言語種別 英語
発行・発表の年月 2010/04
形態種別 国際会議議事録
査読 査読有り
標題 Work-life Balance in the Japanese Information and Communication Technology Industry: Who Thwarts Female Workers' Career Development?
執筆形態 共著(筆頭者以外)
掲載誌名 Proceedings of ETHICOMP 2010
掲載区分国外
巻・号・頁 pp.13-18
著者・共著者 Ryoko Asai and Kiyoshi Murata
概要 Even in the recession, the Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) industry has been expected to provide many workers, especially female workers, with employment opportunity. ICT has been recognised as an important factor to enhance economic efficiency, and to realise the gender-equal environment in terms of career opportunity and status in society. However, it is alleged that workers in the ICT industry are often forced to sacrifice their daily lives for their demanding works and some female workers even give up their marriage and children to continue to work. In order to examine the actual situation of female ICT workers, the authors interviewed seventeen female ICT workers. Through the interviews, it becomes clear that the most serious gender issue in the Japanese ICT industry is that almost all of the female workers don't notice the existence of gender issues at all. The present gender equal treatment has been established so that women are forced to behave similarly to men in their workplaces.