1st Edition

Japanese-German Business Relations Co-operation and Rivalry in the Interwar Period

By Akira Kudo Copyright 1998

    This volume approaches the history of Japanese-German relations from a business history perspective. Starting with an overview of Japanese-German relations which focuses on the environment, strategies and forms of inter-firm relations, Akira Kudo then uses case studies to provide a broader picture, before finally considering strategy, organisational strategy and technology and management transfer in the light of problems identified earlier.

    Introduction; Part 1 Overview; Chapter 1 Japanese–German business relations; Part 2 Export Strategy; Chapter 2 Competition and cooperation; Chapter 3 Rivalry between German and Japanese trading companies; Chapter 4 Competition and cooperation among German companies; Part 3 Licensing strategy; Chapter 5 Downstream transfer of the Krupp-Renn process; Chapter 6 Downstream transfer of the Haber-Bosch process; Chapter 7 Downstream transfer of the I.G. process for synthetic oil; Chapter 8 Upstream transfer of the Shimadzu process; Part 4 Direct investment strategy; Chapter 9 Giving up control; Chapter 10 Concluding remarks;


    Kudo Akira