中山間地域行政における地域担当職員制度の導入と課題 [in Japanese] Characteristics of and Problems with the Community Support Staff System in Local Rural Administration [in Japanese]
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Amid the increasing demand for self-governing organizations in Japan<font face="roman"><font face="roman">'</font></font>s hilly and mountainous areas, the government has implemented the community support staff system, in which local governments are responsible for supporting self-governing organizations. This comparative case study on three local governments in Hyogo prefecture shows that community support staff are highly committed to their assignments without regard to payment. We also find significant relationships between the community support system<font face="roman">'</font>s design and staff activities. The study employs two axes (task-orientation and volunteer-orientation) to characterize the system<font face="roman">'</font>s design, revealing that community support staff do not always find their activities rewarding and consider their management system to be poorly organized, indicating that further efforts are needed to communicate the importance of the system.
- Journal of Rural Problems
Journal of Rural Problems 51(1), 13-19, 2015
The Association for Regional Agricultural and Forestry Economics