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New employment risks in East Asia

26.11.2010 - 27.11.2010

Koordination: Prof. Karen Shire, Institute of Sociology, University Duisburg-Essen Steffen Heinrich, University Duisburg-Essen and Heidelberg University Dr. Florian Kohlbacher, DIJ Tokyo

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26.11.2010:
9.00 – 9.30 Introduction
  Karen Shire

9.30 – 11.00 Workers’ Experiences of Employment Risks
9.30 – 10.00 Struggles in isolation: Processes and consequences of adapting to temporary agency work in contemporary Japan
  Shinji KOJIMA

10.00 – 10.30 Ethnography of risk among young workers in Tokyo
  David SLATER

10.30 – 11.00 The growing informal sector in China: A study of the construction industry
  Sarah SWIDER

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee
 

11.30 – 13.00 Historical Context of the Rise of Non-Standard Employment in a “Model” Long-Term Employment System – Japan
11.30 – 12.00 Japan’s non-standard worker dilemma
  Charles WEATHERS

12.00 – 12.30 Gender and precarious employment: New risks in the Japanese economy
  Heidi GOTTFRIED

12.30 – 13.00 Group Discussion of Sessions 1 and 2
 

13.15 – 14.30 Lunch
 

14.30 – 17.00 How Agency Work is Re-shaping Employment Relations
14.30 – 15.00 Between deregulation and re-regulation: Limited diffusion of temporary staffing business in Korea
  Hyunji KWON

15.00 – 15.30 Dispatched labor and transformation of employment relationship: The case of Taiwan
  Jyh-Jer Roger KO

15.30 – 16.00 Temporary staffing agencies and China’s active employment policies
  Feng XU

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee
 

16.30 – 17.00 Making of a sphere of risky mobility: The new segmentation of the labor market in Japan
  Jun IMAI / Yusuke HAYASHI

17.00 – 19.00 Zooming In on Specific At-Risk Groups – in a “Model” Long-Term Employment System – Japan
17.00 – 17.30 Temporary to permanent employment: Did recent economic recovery help the employment transition of Japanese youth?
  Nobuko NAGASE / Masaaki MIZUOCHI

17.30 – 18.00 The risk of foregoing a huge HR potential: Chances and challenges of elder employment in Japan
  Florian Kohlbacher; Alexander P. Witzke; Masateru HIGO

18.00 – 18.30 Working solo and (in)dependent in Japan. Risks and socio-political consequences of an emerging self-entrepreneurial workforce
  Shizuka JÄGER-DRESEN

18.30 – 19.00 Group Discussion of the two Afternoon Sessions
 


27.11.2010:
10.00 – 11.00 Collective Responses to Employment Risks
10.00 – 10.30 Making sense of non-regular workers’ struggles in Korea
  Donmoon CHO

10.30 – 11.00 Non-regular employment and social movement unionism in Japan
  Akira SUZUKI

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee
 

11.30 – 12.30 Political Consequences of New Employment Risks
11.30 – 12.00 Common experience and diverging subjectivity: Diversification of social and political attitude of precarious employees in South Korea
  Kwang-Yeong SHIN

12.00 – 12.30 Could ‘outsiders’ change Japanese politics? The expansion of non-regular employment and its impact on parties and policy
  Steffen HEINRICH

12.30 – 13.00 Group Discussion of Morning Sessions
 

13.15 – 14.30 Lunch
 

14.30 – 16.00 Group Discussion of Joint Publication and Future Research Perspectives
 

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