University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0162
Survey Title Survey on the Actualities of Corporate Restructuring, 1998
Depositor The Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training
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Summary This survey was conducted in order to clarify the actual state of employment in companies and the companies' thoughts on employment in the current economic depression. Included are the contents of the restructuring undertaken by and the substance of adjustment in employment made by companies, and the ideas of the companies on how to deal with the depression in the future.
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe Companies employing 500 employees or more
Unit of Observation Organization
Sample Size Survey sent out to 5,779 companies, responses collected from 663 companies.
Date of Collection 1998-09-01 ~ 1998-09-01
September, 1998
Time Period 1995 ~ 1998
Spatial Unit All over Japan
Sampling Procedure Survey sent out to 5,779 companies all over Japan with 500 employees or more.
Mode of Data Collection Self-written survey sent out to and collected from the 5,779 companies through regular mail.
Investigator The Japan Institute of Labor, Field Survey conducted by Fuji General Research Institute
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0162
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) Risutora no Jittai ni kansuru Chosa-kekka Houkokusho (Report on the Results of the Survey regarding Restructuring), 1998, Japan Institute of Labour
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Major Survey Items (1) Trend of employment and the ways in which to deal with it: the number of regular workers and the rate of its increase/decrease (now, one year ago, 3 years ago), the reason behind the decrease in the number of regular workers, adjustments made by each division to deal with the decrease of regular workers, employment adjustment, how the increase/decrease in the number of workers are perceived (in different employment settings/ different divisions/ different age groups), changes made in the management of the employees (changes made in the past 3 years and those are to be made in the future).
(2) The current status in the reduction of regular workers: Current status of restructuring targeting regular workers, the relationship between the degree of decline in business and ongoing restructuring.
(3) Future outlook: Mid-term management plans including the prospect of the number of regular workers (whether the plans exist or not, whether the reduction of regular workers will take place or not/targeted fiscal year/ size of the reduction/ actual ways of operation), prospect of the number of employees in five years (in different employment settings/ divisions), percentage of numbers of workers in different employment settings (now and 5 years later), future hiring policies (hiring of students who are right out of school and those who are not), long-term employment practice.
(4) Abstract of companies: type of business, ratio of change in sales/rate of ordinary sales profit, number of current regular workers (in different divisions, different generation), number of irregular workers and dispatched workers (now, one year ago, 3 years ago).
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Labour relations/conflict
Business/industrial management and organisation
Topics in SSJDA Employment/Labor
Version 1 : 2000-09-06
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