1st Edition

Region and Strategy in Britain and Japan Business in Lancashire and Kansai 1890-1990

Edited By Takeshi Abe, Douglas A. Farnie Copyright 2000
    352 Pages
    by Routledge

    352 Pages
    by Routledge

    Highlighting the importance of regional and national differences in industrial development, this book is a pioneering long term comparison of the two regions of Lancashire and Kansai.

    1. Region and History Douglas A. Farnie and Takeshi Abe 2. Region and Nation Douglas A. Farnie and Tetsuro Nakaoka 3. Comparisons between the development of big business in the North-west of England and in Osaka, 1900-1990s. David J. Jeremy, Takeshi Abe and Jun Sasaki 4. Japan, Lancashire and the Asian Market for cotton manufactures 1890-1990 Douglas A. Farnie and Takeshi Abe 5. Labour Management in the Textile Industry Kenneth D. Brown and Kingo Tamai 6. Electronics Manufacturers in Osaka and Manchester: A comparison of Matsushita and Ferranti Tetsuro Nakaoka and John F. Wilson 7. A comparison of Cammell Laird and Hitachi Zosen as shipbuilders Kenneth D. Warren and Toru Takamatsu 8. Management Education in Japan and the United Kingdom: Regional Dimensions John F. Wilson and Tamotsu Nishizawa 9. Industrial research in Osaka and North-west England from the 1920s to the 1960s. Minoru Sawai and Geoffrey Tweedale 10. Region and Strategy Douglas A. Farnie, Tetsuro Nakaoka, David J. Jeremy, John F. Wilson and Takeshi Abe


    Takeshi Abe, Douglas A. Farnie, David J. Jeremy. Tetuso Nakaoka, John F. Wilson

    `timely and significant.' - Steven Toms, Business History

    `prodigious amount of research and empirical evidence' - Steven Toms

    `a top quality contribution to business history.' - Steven Toms

    `To the significance of theme can be added depth of analysis as a second comendable feature.' - Steven Toms

    '...the case studies provide valuable resources, whether for economic historians or for strategic managers.' - Steven Toms, Business History January 2001

    '...the very decision to treat region as an independent variable gives the present volume a certain methodological uniqueness...which deserves to be remembered as a truly pioneering work. One hopes that Scholars will take up the challenges implied in its results.' - Lisette Gebhardt, University of Trier, Social Science in Japan