Japanese Management in the Low Growth Era: Between External Shocks and Internal Evolution / Edition 1

Japanese Management in the Low Growth Era: Between External Shocks and Internal Evolution / Edition 1

by Daniel Dirks
     
 

ISBN-10: 3540640355

ISBN-13: 9783540640356

Pub. Date: 11/18/1998

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

Japanese firms are in the midst of the most protracted economic crisis in their post-war history. The end of the "bubble economy" has led to a long era of low growth. This change in the general business environment has profound consequences for the management and the organization of corporate Japan, as well as for the theory of the Japanese firm. The contributions

Overview

Japanese firms are in the midst of the most protracted economic crisis in their post-war history. The end of the "bubble economy" has led to a long era of low growth. This change in the general business environment has profound consequences for the management and the organization of corporate Japan, as well as for the theory of the Japanese firm. The contributions to this book cover a broad range of subjects, from the strategies and organizational structures to the management of human resources and innovation processes in the 1990s. These changes are systematically commented on by field specialists from abroad, especially Europe, relating the situation in Japan to comparable developments in other countries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540640356
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
11/18/1998
Edition description:
1999
Pages:
438
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

J.-F. Huchet, D. Dirks, T. Ribault: Managing in a Low Growth Era - The End of Managerial Idiosyncrasies?.- T. Yui: Japanese Management Practices in Historical Perspective.- Structure, Strategy and Internationalization: N. Yoshimura, Y. Ueno, T. Kagono: Externalization of Organizations and the Dual Governance Structure.- Y. Teramoto, N. Iwasaki, T. Takai: Role of Inter-organizational Networks: The Case of Japanese Corporate Groups.- D. Ernst: Commentary: Externalization and Inter-organizational Networks. How Globalization Transforms of Japanese Model.- D. S. Tachiki: Modes of Corporate Internationalization: Japanese FDI Strategies in Asia-Pacific.- C. Molteni: Japanese Companies in Europe: Their Strategies and Management Practices.- K. Grefermann: Commentary.- Corporate Governance and Control: H. Miyajima: Presidential Turnover and Performance in the Japanese Firm: The Evolution and Change of the Contingent Governance Structure under the Main Bank Systems.- J.-F. Estienne: Corporate Pension Schemes, Corporate Pension Governance, and State (De-)Regulation in Japan.- S. Watanabe: After Quasi-LBO Discipline: A Historical Reflection on Japanese Corporate Governance.- X. Richet: Commentary: From Voice to Exit? Corporate Finance Management and Corporate Governance.- Industrial Organization: Y. Lecler: Recession and Globalization: What Future for Japanese Industrial Keiretsu?.- S. Watanabe: A Changing Image of Japanese Small Entrepreneurs.- Y. Lung: Commentary: A New Step in the Evolution of Japanese Industrial Networks?.- Human Resource Management: H. Nohara: Human Resource Management in Japanese Firms. Undergoing Transition: A Hierarchical Approach.- J. Jaussaud: Commentary.- D. Dirks: Limits and Latitude of Labour Adjustment Strategies in Japanese Companies.- J. Jaussaud: Commentary.- T. Ribault: Flexible Employment in Japanese Retailing: Toward a Just-in-time Employment Management.- D.-G. Tremblay: Commentary: Flexible Employment in Japanese Retailing: Comparisons with Canada and Questions Concerning the Segmentation Theory.- Innovation and Technology Management: M. Hemmert: Japanese Corporate R&D in the 1990s: Change and Continuity.- M. Humbert: Commentary: Japanese R&D Management Practices: The Globalization Challenge.- K. Kusunoki: The Phase Variety of Product Systems and System-Based Differentiation: An Alternative View on Organizational Capabilities of the Japanese Firm for Product Innovation.- A.v. Werder: Commentary: System-Based Differentiation in Japanese Firms. Comments from a German Perspective.- Change and Continuity: On the Transformation of the Japanese Management System: T. Fujimoto: Transformation of the Japanese Management System.- R. Boyer: Will Japanese and French "Exceptionalisms" Vanish? The Convergence Hypothesis Reconsidered.

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