Japanese participation in British industry has increased greatly in recent years. While the new investment is welcomed for the jobs it helps create and the injection of new technology and managerial techniques, many people are fearful lest this increased participation should lead to loss of control of British industry by British nationals and adversely affect British competitors and their struggle for global markets. These concerns are made worse by lack of knowledge about just how extensive Japanese managerial participation in British industry is and about how Japanese practices differ. This book, based on extensive original research, answers these and related questions. It is the first detailed study of the extent of Japanese participation in British industry, and of its economic impact in a number of key areas.
1. Japanese Direct Investment in the UK: The General Picture Part 1 2.The Extent and Structure of Japanese Participation in UK Manufacturing Industry 3.The Reasons for Japanese Participation in UK Manufacturing Industry Part 2 4 Management and Control Structures in Japanese Affiliates 5.The Performance of Japanese Manufacturing Affiliates Part 3 6. The Impact of Japanese Manufacturing Affiliates on their UK Suppliers – Part One 7. The Impact of Japanese Manufacturing Affiliates on their UK Suppliers – Part Two 8. The Impact of Japanese Affiliates on their Competitors 9. The Impact of Japanese Affiliates on their Customers 10. Labour Related Questions 11. Some Other Features of Japanese Direct Investment in UK Manufacturing Industry 12. The Future of Japanese Participation in UK Industry