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Abstract
Survey Number 0163
Survey Title Fact-finding Survey on Business Development and Employment, 1999
Depositor The Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training
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Summary Japanese companies are in the midst of a drastic structural change due to globalization, the growth of service industry in the economy and the development of technological innovations and informational technology. Each company's enforcement of its main business, review of its management strategies and its organizational change seem to have a big effect on the management of labor and hiring. This survey was conducted in order to clarify the impact of the revision of the companies' management strategies and the organizational change that follows them would have on employment.
Universe Companies with more than 100 employees
Unit of Observation Organization
Sample Size 10,000 companies sampled (among which 4,203 companies had 100~499 employees; 3,431 companies had 500~999 employees, and 2,366 companies had more than 1,000 employees), 1,857 effective responses (effective collection rate 18.6%)
Time Period January 1999.
Spatial Unit
Sampling Procedure Companies with 100~499 employees were randomly sampled. Companies with more than 500 employees were entirely sampled.
Mode of Data Collection Survey sheets were collected by mail.
Investigator The Japan Institute of Labor. Survey was conducted by Mitsui Information Development (Lmt.)
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) The Japan Institute of Labor (1999), Kigyo no Jigyo-tenkai to Koyo ni Kansuru Jittai Chosa Kekka Hokokusho ("Report on the Survey of Business Development and Employment").
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Chosa-hyo]
Major Survey Items Questionnaire items:
(1) Management strategies of the company (in the past 5 years and the next 5 years); (2) organizational change corresponding the management strategies (in the past 5 years and the next 5 years, reasons for establishing sub-companies); (3) ways to secure labor; ways to supply and adjust labor; type of the labor supplied (regular workers/non-regular workers); ways to supply regular workers; reasons for hiring workers from outside the company; (4) development of new business; areas and types of business to be embarked; situation of the advancing business (growing, maintaining, shrinking) ; reasons for developing new business; percentage of employees involved in the new business developed in the past 5 years; the outlook in the next 5 years of those who are involved in the new business developed in the past 5 years; (5) venture business system within the company; the extent to which it is introduced; objectives; abstract of the system (time of introduction, use of the system, evaluation, future management policy); (6) tasks faced regarding business development and employment.
Demographic items:
type of business (main business, others); year of establishment; sales; situation of the group of which the company is apart; number of employees (current, difference between the numbers 5 years ago, the outlook in the next 5 years).
Date of Release 2000/09/06
Version Registered on September 6, 2000.
Topics Economy/Industry/Management
Employment/Labor
Notes for Users Data Sets are written in Japanese.