1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Japanese Business and Management

Edited By Parissa Haghirian Copyright 2016
    420 Pages
    by Routledge

    420 Pages 35 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Business and Management provides a comprehensive overview of management and business processes and practices in Japanese companies. The contributors combine theoretical findings and research results with a practical and contemporary view on how corporations and firms are managed in Japan.

    The handbook is divided into eight sections covering:

    • historical perspectives on Japanese management;

    • structure and theory of the Japanese firm;

    • the corporate environment in Japan;

    • the Japanese work environment;

    • the Japanese market;

    • manufacturing and logistics;

    • interaction and communication;

    • the future of Japanese management.

    This book is an essential reference resource for students and scholars working on Japanese companies, the Japanese market-place, Japanese consumers, or management processes in the Japanese firm. The book also provides an interesting and informative read for managers who need to deepen their knowledge on Japanese business processes.

    Introduction Part I - Historical Perspective of Japanese Management 1. The Historical Development of Japanese Corporate Management: 1603-1945 2. Japanese management in the 20th Century Part II - Structure and Theory of the J-Firm 3. Keiretsu 4. Japanese Family Businesses 5. Corporate Governance 6. M&A in Japan, Carsten Herbes Part III - Corporate Environment in Japan 7. The Japanese Tax System 8. Corporate Legislation in Japan 9. The Japanese Stock Market 10. Entrepreneurship in Japan 11. Accounting in Japanese Corporations Part IV - The Japanese Work Environment 12. Japanese Employment Law 13. Recruiting Processes in the Japanese Firm 14. Promotion and Compensation 15. Company Welfare Benefit Systems 16. Equality in the J-Firm 17. Japanese Leadership 18. Diversity in the Japanese Firm Part V - The Japanese Market 19. Japanese Consumer Behavior 20. Japanese Consumer Rights 21. Consumer/Market Research 22. Japanese Marketing 23. Japanese Retailing Part VI -Manufacturing and Logistics 24. Production and Operations Management 25. Subcontractors - Supply Chain Management 26. Hollowing Out - Japanese Production Overseas 27. Kaizen 28. Distribution Part VII - Interaction and Communication 29. Japanese Negotiation Styles and decision making processes 30. Knowledge Management 31. Strategic Management Part VIII - The Future of Japanese Management 32. Emerging Topics in Japanese Management Research


    Parissa Haghirian is the Professor of International Business at Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan.