The first comprehensive study of post-war Japanese transnational corporations in Australia, this book, first published in 1990, gives valuable insights into the particular characteristics of Japanese overseas investment. It looks at how, where and why Japanese corporations have set up their business activities in Australia, focusing on the economic, political and geographic factors shaping their operations. It presents case studies of Japanese trading companies, manufacturing companies, banks, and financial institutions. As well as highlighting the essential differences that separate Japanese transnational companies from those of the UK and the USA, the study gives new theoretical insights into the complex behaviour of Japanese corporations in their host countries.
Part 1. Australia’s Role in the Internationalization of the Japanese Economy 1. Japanese Transnational Corporations: Motivations and Overseas Strategies 2. Japan, Australia and the Pacific Rim Part 2. Japanese Corporations in Australia, 1957-85 3. Trading Companies 4. Manufacturing Companies 5. Banks and Financial Institutions Part 3. Patterns and Implications 6. Patterns of Japanese Business Activity in Australia 7. Conclusions
This set examines a vast range of topics covering all experiences of business and economics from across Asia. Dealing with early banking systems in China; the industrialisation of Korea and Taiwan; the evolution of Japanese business practices; economic development; protectionist policies; industrial investment; trade; tourism; and a host of other topics, the books collected here form a vital reference resource across a wide subject area.