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Workforce aging in some major manufacturing companies : Evidence and responses

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Frame of Image o b l e m from the macro-level perspective. However, considering the hierarchical subcontracting system of companies and the related dual labor market, the issue of workforce aging should be approached with due attention to the status of the companies in the hierarchy as well as to the industrial specificities of the labor market. This study will analyze the characteristics of workforce aging and related responses on the company level in six major manufacturing industries in Korea, for which workforce aging poses a severe problem. Six industries include steel, shipbuilding, automobiles, petrochemicals, machinery and textiles. In terms of world market share in 2004, Korean shipbuilding was number one, while the industries of steel, petrochemicals and textiles were 5 th r a n k e d , automobiles was 6 th r a n k e d , and machinery was 8th ranked.1) The source reports, on which this study is based, were furnished by HR managers of one of the largest companies of each industry, e.g., Posco for steel, Hyundai Heavy Industries for shipbuilding, the Hyundai Motor Company for automobiles, LG Chem for petrochemicals, Doosan Infracore for machinery and Kolon for textiles.2) This approach that analyzes concrete firm-specific strategies will provide policy implications that could render the macro-level aging policy of the gover nment consistent with the micro-level HR management of the company.
2. Evidence of Workforce Aging in Major Manufacturing Companies
(1) Large Companies are often


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Title Workforce aging in some major manufacturing companies
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Evidence and responses

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Author(English)

Choi, Heeseon

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[Seoul]:Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade

Date 2006
Journal Title; Vol./Issue KIET Industrial Economic Review:vol. 11(no. 3)
Pages 12
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Original Format pdf
Subject Industry and Technology < Manufacturing
Social Development < Employment
Holding KIET; KDI School

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