Distribution in Japan

Distribution in Japan

by Yoshiro Miwa
     
 

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

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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:
01/28/2002
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
1Japanese Distribution: Background, Issues, Examples1
2The Evolution of the Japanese Distribution Structure: An International and Institutional Perspective24
3Apparel Distribution: Inter-firm Contracting and Intra-firm Organization54
4The Distribution of Household Appliances: A Keiretsu Distribution System77
5Distribution of Imported Products: The Case of Automobiles99
6The Large-scale Retail Stores Act and its "Erosion" in the 1970s-1980s114
7Agricultural Cooperatives in Distribution148
8Information Technology in Distribution: Daily Necessities and Processed Foods172
Conclusions: Implications for International Trade197
Index201

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