Distribution in Japan

Distribution in Japan

by Yoshiro Miwa
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199248907

ISBN-13: 9780199248902

Pub. Date: 03/28/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Several years have passed since the 'store wars' over barriers to foreign products at Japanese distribution firms. Yet among English-speaking readers, how these firms operate remains a puzzle. In this book, the best Japanese scholars in their fields attempt to unravel that puzzle. Avoiding culture-based explanations, they employ a systematic and rigorous economic

Overview

Several years have passed since the 'store wars' over barriers to foreign products at Japanese distribution firms. Yet among English-speaking readers, how these firms operate remains a puzzle. In this book, the best Japanese scholars in their fields attempt to unravel that puzzle. Avoiding culture-based explanations, they employ a systematic and rigorous economic logic—-yet, since they also avoid mathematical notation, the argument remains accessible to generalist readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199248902
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Japanese Distribution: Background, Issues, Examples, Yoshiro MIWA and J. Mark RAMSEYER
2. The Evolution of the Japanese Distribution Structure: An International and Institutional Perspective, Kiyohiko G. NISHIMURA, Towa TACHIBANA, and Hiroshi TSUBOUCHI
3. Apparel Distribution: Inter-firm Contracting and Intra-firm Organization, Yoshiro MIWA and J. Mark RAMSEYER
4. The Distribution of Household Appliances: A Keiretsu Distribution System, Hiroshi NIIDA
5. Distribution of Imported Products: The Case of Automobiles, Ryuhei WAKASUGI
6. The Large-Scale Retail Stores Act and its 'Erosion' in the 1970s—1980s, Toshimasa TSURUTA and Toshiyuki YAHAGI
7. Agricultural Cooperatives in Distribution, Naomi SAEKI and Masamitsu YASAKA
8. Information Technology in Distribution: Daily Necessities and Processed Foods, Yoshiro MIWA
9. Conclusions: Implications for International Trade, Yoshiro MIWA, Kiyohiko G. NISHIMURA, and J. Mark RAMSEYER

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