Japanese Multinational Companies

Japanese Multinational Companies

by Dipak R. Basu, Victoria Miroshnik, R. Basu Dipak R. Basu
     
 

ISBN-10: 0080436293

ISBN-13: 9780080436296

Pub. Date: 07/19/2000

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

This book provides an in-depth analysis of the management and investment strategies of Japanese multinational companies, examining foreign investment from a Japanese perspective by studying international business practices and the behaviour of multinational companies in the global environment. Beginning with an overview of recent trends in international capital flows

Overview

This book provides an in-depth analysis of the management and investment strategies of Japanese multinational companies, examining foreign investment from a Japanese perspective by studying international business practices and the behaviour of multinational companies in the global environment. Beginning with an overview of recent trends in international capital flows and the role of international mergers and acquisitions, it describes the global environment for Japanese multinational companies as it affects Japanese foreign direct investment, as well as the impact of Japanese foreign investment in the host countries. The domestic cultural environment of Japanese companies is investigated, providing a background to the understanding of the expansion of Japanese business activities throughout the world. Foreign investments in various parts of the world are examined in detail, as are their impact on the domestic economy of Japan. A comprehensive analysis of the strategic planning process in Japanese multinational companies follows, and the book concludes with an assessment of the management and leadership styles of Japanese multinational companies and how they differ from Western leadership styles. This book is a valuable source of information about recent developments in the international economy in which Japan is playing a prominent role.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780080436296
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing
Publication date:
07/19/2000
Series:
Series in International Business and Economics
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

The AuthorsIX
List of AbbreviationsX
1.International Capital Flows1
Recent Trends in International Capital Flows5
Foreign Direct Investments8
Characteristics of International Capital Inflows11
Capital Flows Since the 1980s16
Developments Since 199117
The Role of International Mergers & Acquisitions20
Capital Flows to the Developing Countries21
Asian Economic Crisis and Capital Flows29
2.Global Environments for Japanese Multinational Companies31
Political Economy of the Relationships Between Multinational Companies and Governments32
International Business Law Regarding Foreign Investments35
Characteristics of the Foreign Direct Investment and Trade Theory36
Economic Rationales for Incentives and Disincentives to Foreign Investment37
Non-economic Rationales and their Effects: Sovereignty and Foreign Firms41
Alternative Approaches to Foreign Investments in International Business Law43
Major Aspects of Trade-related Intellectual Property (TRIPs)45
Business Law Regarding Foreign Investment in Malaysia47
Business Law Regarding Foreign Investment in Singapore48
Business Law Regarding Foreign Investment in Korea50
Business Law Regarding Foreign Investment in China51
Business Law Regarding Foreign Investment in Taiwan53
Business Law Regarding Foreign Investment in Hong Kong55
Business Law Regarding Foreign Investment in Philippines55
Business Law Regarding Foreign Investment in Indonesia57
Business Law Regarding Foreign Investment in Thailand58
Business Law Regarding Foreign Investment in India60
Business Law Regarding Foreign Investment in Germany62
Business Law Regarding Foreign Investment in the United Kingdom64
Conclusion64
3.Domestic Environments for Japanese Companies67
The Cultural Environment of Multinational Business68
Cross-cultural Management69
Competitive Strategies of Japanese Companies72
Japanese System of Product Development75
Operation Management System of Japanese Corporations76
Manufacturing Process and Control System in Japan84
Financial System in Japan: Implications of Deregulations and Entry of Foreign Financial Institutions85
Conclusion88
4.Expansion of Japanese Foreign Investments91
Developments Since 198091
Investments in North America100
Investments in Europe102
Portfolio Investments in the United States and Europe104
Investments in Asia107
Investments in the Middle-East and Africa116
Investments in Latin America117
Performance of Japanese Subsidiaries118
Impacts of a Recent Crisis in Japan and East Asia on Foreign Direct Investment124
Conclusion129
5.Japanese Foreign Investments Strategies and Their Impacts131
Introduction131
Objectives of Japanese Foreign Direct Investments132
Effects on Trade Between Japan and Host Countries in Asia135
Changing Trade Structure with the Asian Countries136
Impacts of Overseas Activities on Trade and Domestic Production143
Networking and Intra-Regional Trade145
Impacts on the Domestic Economy of Japan146
Japanese Multinational Companies in ASEAN Electrical and Electronic Industries149
Japanese Investments150
Conclusion151
6.Strategic Planning Process in Japanese Multinational Corporations153
Basic Steps in Strategic Planning154
Functional Strategies in Multinational Corporations158
Organizational Characteristics of Multinational Corporations161
External Analysis of Strategic Planning Process in Multinational Corporations163
External Analysis at Industry Level in Multinational Corporations165
Internal Analysis in Multinational Corporations166
Strategic Planning Process in the Nissan Motor Co.171
Strategic Planning Processin the Toyota Motor Co.178
Strategic Planning Process in the Honda Motor Co.187
Conclusion196
Appendices198
7.Human Resources Management of Japanese Multinational Companies207
Theories X and Y207
Analysis of the International Division of Leadership209
Leadership Behaviours and Styles210
The Role of Level, Size and Age on Western Managers' Attitudes towards Leadership211
Leadership Styles in Japan212
Analysis of the Human Resources Management and Leadership Style of the Nissan Motor Co.213
Analysis of the Human Resources Management and Leadership Style of the Toyota Motor Co.216
Analysis of the Human Resources Management and Leadership Style in the Honda Motor Co.217
Difference Between Japanese and Western Leadership Styles220
Conclusion222
Conclusions226
References229
Author Index237
Subject Index239

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >