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Government as institutional entrepreneur: extending working life in the UK and Japan

Flynn, Matthew; Schröder, Heike; Higo, Masa; Yamada, Atsuhiro

Authors

Matthew Flynn

Heike Schröder

Masa Higo

Atsuhiro Yamada



Abstract

Through the lens of Institutional Entrepreneurship, this paper discusses how governments use the levers of power afforded through business and welfare systems to affect change in the organisational management of older workers. It does so using national stakeholder interviews in two contrasting economies: the United Kingdom and Japan. Both governments have taken a ‘light-touch’ approach to work and retirement. However, the highly institutionalised Japanese system affords the government greater leverage than that of the liberal UK system in changing employer practices at the workplace level.

Citation

Flynn, M., Schröder, H., Higo, M., & Yamada, A. (2014). Government as institutional entrepreneur: extending working life in the UK and Japan. Journal of Social Policy, 43(3), 535-553. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0047279414000075

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Apr 29, 2014
Publication Date 2014-07
Deposit Date May 15, 2019
Publicly Available Date May 20, 2019
Journal Journal of Social Policy
Print ISSN 0047-2794
Electronic ISSN 1469-7823
Publisher Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 43
Issue 3
Pages 535-553
DOI https://doi.org/10.1017/s0047279414000075
Keywords Social Sciences (miscellaneous); Public Administration; Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/1788207
Publisher URL https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-social-policy/article/government-as-institutional-entrepreneur-extending-working-life-in-the-uk-and-japan4/F9E6A17A89B0D6519AB53F56A1FE12BD
Additional Information COPYRIGHT: © Cambridge University Press 2014
The online version of this article is published within an Open Access environment subject to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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COPYRIGHT: © Cambridge University Press 2014
The online version of this article is published within an Open Access environment subject to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/





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