Karoshi: The Result of Japanese Management

By Richard S. Colfax and Krista Cain.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

Japanese employees work excessive overtime which may lead to "karoshi" or "death from overwork." This paper presents Karoshi's background, causes and impact.

Keywords: Karoshi, Stress, Death, Overwork, Overtime, Japan

International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 1, Issue 5, pp.23-32. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 829.006KB).

Dr. Richard S. Colfax

Dr Richard Colfax is an international HR consultant, academic, and trainer with more than 20 years residency in Japan and 10 years on Guam. A fluent Japanese speaker, he works, consults, trains and teaches in various Asia-Pacific Region venues. He is a leading regional HR professional and educator; the 1999 CASE Carnegie Professor of the Year for Guam; 1998 Univ. of Guam Teacher of the Year; and on the MBA Faculty. Professional qualifications include: Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR); Certified Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Counselor; and past SHRM-Guam chapter president.

Krista Cain

Krista Cain is an MPA student at the University of Guam. She received her BA in Business administration and BA in French from the University of Washington, as well as a certificate in international business studies. With extensive work experience in the HR field, Krista works at Administrative Services Corporation as a compliance manager and special assistant to the Vice President.


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