chapter  4
Labor contracts and contract labor
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Contract labor, or labor hired with written contracts, played an important role in the corporate structure of Tokugawa stem family businesses. Contract workers were sometimes trained and hired as artisans and manufacturing labor, but larger businesses also used contract labor in their managerial hierarchy. Because the corporate structure developed from the stem family, the employment of contract workers and their inclusion in the business management hierarchy was comparable to accepting outsiders into a family.