Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=357040
 
 

References (17)



 


 



The Role of the Senior HR Executive in Japan and the United States: Companies, Countries, and Convergence


Sanford M. Jacoby


University of California, Los Angeles

Kazuro Saguchi


University of Tokyo - Faculty of Economics

December 2002


Abstract:     
Based on data from an original survey of senior HR executives in Japan and the United States, this paper provides empirical data for evaluating institutional convergence. In both countries, the headquarters HR function has shrunk and employment decisions have become more decentralized. However, because the pace of change has been more rapid in the U.S., the national gap has widened. Differences persist in other areas, such as the HR executive's role in strategic decisions, perceived power of the HR function, how executives balance shareholder and employee interests, and the consequences of these decisions for corporate governance and organizational outcomes.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 26

Keywords: Corporate governance, convergence, human resource management, employment, employees

JEL Classification: J3, M5, P5

working papers series


Download This Paper

Date posted: February 3, 2003  

Suggested Citation

Jacoby, Sanford M. and Saguchi, Kazuro, The Role of the Senior HR Executive in Japan and the United States: Companies, Countries, and Convergence (December 2002). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=357040 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.357040

Contact Information

Sanford M. Jacoby (Contact Author)
University of California, Los Angeles ( email )
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481
United States
310-825-2505 (Phone)
310-825-0218 (Fax)
Kazuro Saguchi
University of Tokyo - Faculty of Economics ( email )
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo 113-0033
Japan
Feedback to SSRN


Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 2,827
Downloads: 399
Download Rank: 40,052
References:  17

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo6 in 0.343 seconds