Government as Institutional Entrepreneur: Extending Working Life in the UK and Japan

Mathew Flynn, Heike Schröder, Masa Higo, Atsuhiro Yamada

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Through the lens of Institutional Entrepreneurship, this paper discusses howgovernments
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.
Seiten (von - bis)535-553
FachzeitschriftJournal of Social Policy
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2014
Extern publiziertJa