Institutional and Technological Change in Japan's Economy [NOOK Book]


This book brings together leading economists and economic historians of Japan in order to examine a range of key issues concerning Japanese institutional and technological development.
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Institutional and Technological Change in Japan's Economy

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This book brings together leading economists and economic historians of Japan in order to examine a range of key issues concerning Japanese institutional and technological development.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203028018
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/16/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Janet Hunter is Saji Professor of Economic History at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has published widely on modern Japanese economic history, particularly on the development of the female labour market, and is working on a history of the country’s communications.

Cornelia Storz is Professor of Japanese Economics at the Faculty of Economics and the Centre for Japanese Studies, University of Marburg. Her research focuses on the comparison of economic systems; genesis and change in institutions (especially institutional change in Japan); comparative institutional analysis; entrepreneurship and the modern Japanese economy.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Economic and Institutional Change in Japan Janet Hunter and Cornelia Storz 2. Technology and Change in Japan’s Modern Copper Mining Industry Patricia Sippel 3. Professionalism as Power: Tajiri Inajiro and the Modernisation of Meiji Finance Katalin Ferber 4. Investment, Adaptation and Innovation: Genesis and Growth of Beer Corporations in Prewar Japan Harald Fuess 5. Managing Female Textile Workers: an Industry in Transition, 1945-1975 Helen Macnaughtan 6. Japan’s Industrial Organisation in Motion: Keiretsu at the Turning Point Andreas Moerke 7. Global Finance, Democracy and the State in Japan Takaaki Suzuki 8. Changes and Crisis in the Japanese Banking Industry Mariusz Krawczyk 9. International Mergers and Acquisitions with Japanese Participation: Two Cases from the Automotive Industry Sigrun Caspary 10. Environmental Protection and the Impact of Institutional Change Ilona Koester 11. Changes in Conducting Foresight in Japan Kerstin Cuhls

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