Distribution in Japan

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199248902
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

both at University of Tokyo

Harvard University

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
1 Japanese Distribution: Background, Issues, Examples 1
2 The Evolution of the Japanese Distribution Structure: An International and Institutional Perspective 24
3 Apparel Distribution: Inter-firm Contracting and Intra-firm Organization 54
4 The Distribution of Household Appliances: A Keiretsu Distribution System 77
5 Distribution of Imported Products: The Case of Automobiles 99
6 The Large-scale Retail Stores Act and its "Erosion" in the 1970s-1980s 114
7 Agricultural Cooperatives in Distribution 148
8 Information Technology in Distribution: Daily Necessities and Processed Foods 172
Conclusions: Implications for International Trade 197
Index 201
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