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Japan and Protection: The Growth of Protectionist Sentiment and the Japanese Response

Japan and Protection: The Growth of Protectionist Sentiment and the Japanese Response

1st Edition

Syed Javed Maswood
March 10, 2020

In the 1980s, the extent of Japanese export penetration into other Western economies, particularly the USA, became a matter of international concern. There were demands for Japan to reciprocate on imports, for the Japanese market to be 'opened up' and, by some people, for sanctions or a trade war...

Vision in Japanese Entrepreneurship: The Evolution of a Security Enterprise

Vision in Japanese Entrepreneurship: The Evolution of a Security Enterprise

1st Edition

H.T. Shimazaki
March 10, 2020

The service sector occupies a dominant position in the Japanese economy, yet few studies have looked at the way the industry developed. This book, first published in 1992, focuses on the growth and development of a major world security and communications corporation, SECOM. The success of the...

The Evolution of Industrial Systems: The Forking Paths

The Evolution of Industrial Systems: The Forking Paths

1st Edition

Timothy Leggatt
March 10, 2020

This book, first published in 1985, tackles simultaneously three major questions about the course of industrial evolution: what are the features of the industrial systems that have developed outside Western capitalism? What are the salient evolutionary developments now occurring in all advanced...

Tourism in South-East Asia

Tourism in South-East Asia

1st Edition

Michael Hitchcock, Victor T. King, Michael J.G. Parnwell
March 10, 2020

South-East Asia has developed rapidly as a tourist destination, but what are the effects of this growth upon the peoples of the region? How far is it possible to control the impact of tourism whilst also supporting the industry's role in the region's development? This book, first published in 1993,...

The Accounting System of Native Banks in Peking and Tientsin

The Accounting System of Native Banks in Peking and Tientsin

1st Edition

Li Chien Ming
March 10, 2020

This book, first published in 1941, is a comprehensive study on the native banks that linked small Chinese traders and the larger Chinese and foreign banks. It is based on extensive research in Tientsin and Peking, and a large number of interviews with native bankers, and the result is an...

Innovation and Technology Transfer in Japan and Europe: Industry-Academic Interactions

Innovation and Technology Transfer in Japan and Europe: Industry-Academic Interactions

1st Edition

Glyn O. Phillips
March 10, 2020

This book, first published in 1989, compares, contrasts and evaluates the nature, scale and direction of industry-academic interactions in Britain and Japan: the conversion of academic discoveries into practical products. Japan shows its outstanding ability to translate scientific ideas into high...

Management Issues in China: Volume 1: Domestic Enterprises

Management Issues in China: Volume 1: Domestic Enterprises

1st Edition

David H. Brown, Robin Porter
March 10, 2020

This book, first published in 1996, examines the problems associated with the management of change, particularly those brought about by the rapid pace of economic development in China in the ‘reform’ period since 1979. China’s managers were challenged as never before as the country integrated...

Management Issues in China: Volume 2: International Enterprises

Management Issues in China: Volume 2: International Enterprises

1st Edition

John Child, Yuan Lu
March 10, 2020

As the 1990s progressed, China began to emerge as an economic giant. The chapters in this book, first published in 1996, illustrate many aspects of China’s path to internationalization. They also raise important questions for further study. What becomes clear is that to succeed in China’s business...

Global Business: Asia-Pacific Dimensions

Global Business: Asia-Pacific Dimensions

1st Edition

Erdener Kaynak, Kam-Hon Lee
March 10, 2020

This book, first published in 1989, examines the practice of international business in the Asia-Pacific region. It examines the factors which have influenced its growth and dissemination and analyses particular elements in a transnational, cross-cultural and comparative way. By relating its...

The Adoption and Diffusion of Imported Technology: The Case of Korea

The Adoption and Diffusion of Imported Technology: The Case of Korea

1st Edition

J.L. Enos, W.-H. Park
March 10, 2020

This book, first published in 1988, considers the problems that developing countries face when importing technology from abroad. The major issues - technical, economic, political - are analysed in the case of one particular country: Korea. The book describes the negotiations with the foreign...

Business Transformation in China

Business Transformation in China

1st Edition

Henri-Claude De Bettignies
March 10, 2020

This book, first published in 1996, provides an in-depth examination of China’s changing business environment as it continues to develop its business infrastructure. Leading experts from Asia and Europe present their research into developments in China. Issues include political evolution, foreign...

China Trade Agreements: Second Edition, Revised

China Trade Agreements: Second Edition, Revised

1st Edition

Thomas C.W. Chiu
March 10, 2020

This book, first published in 1988, examines the nature of trade agreements with Chinese companies, and is divided into three parts which are arranged in accordance with the stages of development: from a trade talk to the final stage of a contract. At the time, China trade was mainly a kind of...

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