Cooperative Capitalism: Self-Regulation, Trade Associations, and the Antimonopoly Law in Japan

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Overview

The Japanese government is becoming less involved in shaping industrial policy—but what does this imply for the openness of Japanese markets to foreign competition? In an extensive study of 'post-development' Japan, Ulrike Schaede argues that, contrary to what many have suggested, the reduced role of government regulation may not result in more open markets. Instead, as has happened throughout Japanese history, deregulation and the recession of the 1990s have once again led Japanese trade associations to assume important regulatory functions of their own.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198297185
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 9/14/2000
  • Series: Japan Business and Economics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Abbreviations
1 Introduction 1
2 Japan's Trade Associations in the 1990s 30
3 Antitrust Policy and Industrial Policy in the Postwar Period 69
4 Self-Regulation and the Antimonopoly Law 109
5 The Evidence - Antitrust Enforcement and Self-Regulation in Postwar Japan 147
6 Data Analysis: Trade Associations and Self-Regulation 191
7 The Historical Development of Self-Regulation by Japan's Trade Associations 216
8 The Implications 258
References 276
Index 295
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