Nakanishi Aki
   Department   Undergraduate School  , School of Business Administration
   Position   Professor
Date 2015/07/13
Presentation Theme A company as a "Home": "The Logic of IE"and "Burakku kigyo" problems in Japan
Conference 33rd Standing Conference on organisational Symbolism (SCOS)
Conference Type International
Presentation Type Speech (General)
Contribution Type Collaborative
Venue Nottingham Trent University
Publisher and common publisher Daisuke Sugihara, Toshio Takagi,Masato Yotsumoto, Hajime Ushimaru
Details Recently, "burakku kigyo" (black enterprise) phenomenon became a serious social problem in Japan."Burakku kigyo" (black enterprise) is known as the company that resorts to exploiting regular employees in their 20s and 30s, rather than part-timers, by forcing them to work excessively long hours without overtime pay. Young employees are subjected to power harassment because they are lulled into the notion that disobedience is not an option. Then some fall into depression to this presentation we attribute the cause of the "Burakku kigyo" problem to the Japanese traditional "IE" perspective. In particular, we focus on the following three points:(1)a survey of "the logic of IE", (2) the present situation of the "burakku kigyo" problem in Japan, and (3) the ways in which "burakku kigyo" legitimates excessive work through using the discourse of "IE".