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Japanese Industry in the American South [NOOK Book]

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Japanese Industry in the American South is an anthropological case study that describes whole industrial cultures found in three Japanese industrial plants in the American South. This book searches for answers to these questions: Why are Japanese industries coming to the American South? To what extent does Japan industrial management in the American South replicate the industrial relations model used in the home plants in Japan? What are the reactions of Americans toward the Japanese expatriates? At the same ...
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Japanese Industry in the American South

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Overview

Japanese Industry in the American South is an anthropological case study that describes whole industrial cultures found in three Japanese industrial plants in the American South. This book searches for answers to these questions: Why are Japanese industries coming to the American South? To what extent does Japan industrial management in the American South replicate the industrial relations model used in the home plants in Japan? What are the reactions of Americans toward the Japanese expatriates? At the same time, the book looks at the profound impact that the Japanese have had on Southerners.
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Kim (anthropology, U. of Tennessee-Martin) examines the cultures in three Japanese industrial plants to investigate why Japanese industries are coming to the southern US, to what extent they replicate the industrial relations used in Japan, and the reactions of Americans toward the Japanese expatriates. He challenges many American assumptions about how much and how little the Japanese know. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136665820
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/18/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Choong Soon Kim is University Faculty Scholar and Professor of Anthropology at the University of Tennessee at Martin.

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Table of Contents

Illustrations
Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 The South and Selling of the South 19
2 Southern Incentives and Japanese Investment 41
3 Myth and Reality of Japanese Industry in the South 71
4 Industrial Relations of Japanese Industry 103
5 Response of Southerners to the Japanese Challenges 133
6 The Ethnographer's View of Japanese Industry in the South 165
Notes 175
Bibliography 190
About the Author 197
Index 199
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