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  • The History of Japanese Economic Development

    Origins of Private Dynamism and Policy Competence

    By Kenichi Ohno

    This is an easy-to-read book that explains how and why Japan industrialized rapidly. It traces historical development from the feudal Edo period to high income and technology in the current period. Catch-up industrialization is analyzed from a broad perspective including social, economic and…

    Paperback – 2017-09-26 
    Routledge

  • Japanese Management in Evolution

    New Directions, Breaks and Emerging Practices

    Edited by Tsutomu Nakano

    Japanese Management in Evolution illustrates the significant changes that have been taking place in Japanese business by focusing on "emerging industries" in the relatively neglected service and "creative" sectors as well as other key industries, and to put those changes in historical perspective…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Frontiers of Business Management

  • Multinational Companies from Japan

    Capabilities, Competitiveness, and Challenges

    Edited by Robert Fitzgerald, Chris Rowley

    Since the bursting of Japan’s bubble economy, from 1990 onwards, its multinational companies (MNCs) have faced new competitive challenges, and questions about the management practices on which they had built their initial success in global markets. Japanese engagement in the international economy…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge

  • The Organisational Dynamics of University Reform in Japan

    International Inside Out

    By Jeremy Breaden

    For several decades internationalisation has been a cornerstone of both Japanese government higher education policy and approaches to reform at an institutional level, but Japan has still not managed to lose its reputation as a somewhat reclusive member of the global academic community. Consensus…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

  • Corporate Finance and Governance in Stakeholder Society

    Beyond shareholder capitalism

    By Shinichi Hirota

    This book develops a new framework - the stakeholder model - that helps to understand corporate finance and governance in modern society, where the sources of people’s happiness have shifted from monetary to non-monetary factors. The book takes a more comprehensive approach than is typically found…

    Paperback – 2017-04-15
    Routledge

  • Management Control Systems in Japan

    By Takashi Shimizu

     As the world's third-ranking economic power, Japan's style of management, such as the lifetime employment system, the seniority system, and an enterprise union, has been well studied. However, little else is known about the Japanese management control systems (MCSs) and management…

    Hardback – 2017-03-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Frontiers of Business Management

  • Examining Japan's Lost Decades

    Edited by Yoichi Funabashi, Barak Kushner

    This book examines five features of Japan’s ‘Lost Decades’: the speed of the economic decline in Japan compared to Japan’s earlier global prowess; a rapidly declining population; considerable political instability and failed reform attempts; shifting balances of power in the region and changing…

    Paperback – 2016-12-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • The Empire of the East (Routledge Revivals)

    By H. B. Montgomery

    This book, first published in 1908, is a result of Helen Barrett Montgomery’s visits to Japan, and the way in which she experienced Japanese life and culture. This book thoroughly examines aspects such as religion, language, trade and education in Japan at the beginning of the twentieth century.…

    Paperback – 2016-12-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Career Women in Contemporary Japan

    Pursuing Identities, Fashioning Lives

    By Anne Stefanie Aronsson

    Since Japan’s economic recession began in the 1990s, the female workforce has experienced revolutionary changes as greater numbers of women have sought to establish careers. Employment trends indicate that increasingly white-collar professional women are succeeding in breaking through the "glass…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Japanese Management

    International perspectives

    By Hitoshi Iwashita

    This book provides a new understanding of the constellations of logics in Japanese management practices in Asia and the West. Through comparative ethnographic case studies in a Japanese multinational corporation (MNC), the book explores the cultural meanings of family, corporation, market and…

    Hardback – 2016-11-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Frontiers of Business Management

  • Industrial Development, Technology Transfer, and Global Competition

    A history of the Japanese watch industry since 1850

    By Pierre-Yves Donze

    The phenomena of Japan emerging as one of the most competitive industrial nations in the twentieth century and the general shift of competitiveness to East Asia since the 1980s have been widely studied by many scholars from different fields of the social sciences. Drawing on sources from Japanese,…

    Hardback – 2016-10-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Management and Business Studies

  • Intellectual Property and the New Global Japanese Economy

    By Ruth Taplin

    The Japanese economy is the second largest in the world and is becoming once more one of the most competitive. Despite the stagnation and deflation experienced during the 1990s, Japan has progressively become more aware of the need to be a global player, in particular under the radical…

    Paperback – 2016-07-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

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