Quotation Essletzbichler, Jürgen and Kadokawa, Kazuo. 2010. The evolution of regional labor productivities in Japanese manufacturing, 1968-2004. Regional Studies 44 (9): S. 1189-1205.




Essletzbichler J. and Kadokawa K. The evolution of regional labour productivities in Japanese manufacturing, 19682004. Regional Studies. The success of the Japanese economy in the post-war period was predicated on the rapid productivity catch-up of its manufacturing sector to Western economies, although productivity varied widely among Japanese regions. This paper examines the evolution of labour productivity in Japanese prefectures over the period 19682004. Employing Markov chain analysis, variance shiftshare analysis, and analysis of variance, the paper demonstrates that during the period of fast productivity growth, the Japanese economy was characterized by an increasing polarization of productivity levels, while the period of slow growth since the early 1990s produced convergence in regional productivity levels.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Regional Studies
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, MAN-A, VW-C, WH-B
Language English
Title The evolution of regional labor productivities in Japanese manufacturing, 1968-2004
Volume 44
Number 9
Year 2010
Page from 1189
Page to 1205
URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/00343400903365060
DOI 10.1080/00343400903365060


Essletzbichler, Jürgen (Details)
Kadokawa, Kazuo (Toyo University, Japan)
Institute for Economic Geography and GIScience IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1807 Economic geography (Details)
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