21st Century Japanese Management

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Japan's economy and businesses are moving into the twenty-first century after a long and hard 'lost decade' of company redesign. They emerge with new management systems in place, but with their values unchanged. From the unique perspective of the author's pioneering analysis of the 1950s, the financial systems, personnel management methods and R&D capabilities are re-assessed, as is the role of the corporation in Japanese society. The book offers a comprehensive analysis of the financial and industrial ...

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Overview

Japan's economy and businesses are moving into the twenty-first century after a long and hard 'lost decade' of company redesign. They emerge with new management systems in place, but with their values unchanged. From the unique perspective of the author's pioneering analysis of the 1950s, the financial systems, personnel management methods and R&D capabilities are re-assessed, as is the role of the corporation in Japanese society. The book offers a comprehensive analysis of the financial and industrial changes that have taken place in Japan by one of its most highly regarded commentators.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403998767
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

JAMES C. ABEGGLEN is Chairman of Asia Advisory Services and a Director of Learning Technologies, the Nippon Fund and Nikkei Science. He serves on the advisory committees of Grove International, Summitomo, Shoji and the American Management Association. A founding partner of the Boston Consulting Group, he established the first international consultancy in Japan for BCG in 1966. He started his own firm in 1984 as he assumed a professorship at Sophia University. He has spent more than thirty years in Japan as a management consultant and academic, and is now a Japanese citizen.

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Table of Contents

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• Abegglen in Japan
• Preface
• Perspectives on Half a Century
• Redesign for a Competitive Future
• The Graying of Japan: The End of Growth?
• Japanese Style Management
• A Perfect Financial Storm
• The Research Imperative
• Corporate Governance: US Model? Japan Model?
• The Mysterious Foreign Investors
• The Changing World Map of the Kaisha
• Index

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