Attitude Toward Long Working Hours from the Perspectives of Cross-Cultural Difference of Viewing Things and Scarcity-Slack Relation

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Abstract

Cross-cultural differences between Japan and US contributed to the attitude toward long working hours, that is, the acceptance of the reduction of working hours. US people seem to be more acceptable to the reduction of long working hours than Japanese people, although both countries have gradually accepted and recognized that the reduction of working hours will eventually lead to high efficiency. Based on scarcity and slack relation, it is reasonable to think that scarce state with less slack in workplaces is not necessarily resolved by increasing manpower or working hour of each worker. This scarcity and slack relationship is more acceptable to US people who tend to be more tolerant to the reduction of working hours.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Physical, Social and Occupational Ergonomics - Proceedings of the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conferences on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, Social and Occupational Ergonomics and Cross-Cultural Decision Making
EditorsWaldemar Karwowski, Ravindra S. Goonetilleke, Shuping Xiong, Richard H.M. Goossens, Atsuo Murata
PublisherSpringer
Pages508-514
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783030515485
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventAHFE Virtual Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, the Virtual Conference on Social and Occupational Ergonomics, and the Virtual Conference on Cross-Cultural Decision Making, 2020 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jul 16 2020Jul 20 2020

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume1215 AISC
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

ConferenceAHFE Virtual Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, the Virtual Conference on Social and Occupational Ergonomics, and the Virtual Conference on Cross-Cultural Decision Making, 2020
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period7/16/207/20/20

Keywords

  • Cross-cultural difference
  • Harmony
  • Long working hours
  • Productivity
  • Scarcity-slack relation
  • Way of thinking
  • Working hours-productivity relation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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