Japan's Network Economy: Structure, Persistence, and Change

Japan's Network Economy: Structure, Persistence, and Change

by James R. Lincoln, Michael L. Gerlach
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521453046

ISBN-13: 9780521453042

Pub. Date: 06/28/2014

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book uses quantitative and historical methods to trace the evolution of the Japanese economy's business network from the prewar period to the end of the century. It addresses whether the controversial "keiretsu" enterprise groupings have outlived their usefulness and are withering away in the face of deregulation, globalization, and market liberalization.

Overview

This book uses quantitative and historical methods to trace the evolution of the Japanese economy's business network from the prewar period to the end of the century. It addresses whether the controversial "keiretsu" enterprise groupings have outlived their usefulness and are withering away in the face of deregulation, globalization, and market liberalization. While concluding that these relationships are still central to Japanese business, the book also notes that they are much more subordinated to the strategies of individual enterprises than was true of the prewar network economy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521453042
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2014
Series:
Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences Series
Pages:
430
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.34(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The structural analysis of the network economy; 2. The origins of Japanese network structures; 3. The evolution of a corporate network: a longitudinal network analysis of 259 large firms; 4. Exchange and control: explaining corporate ties: a longitudinal dyad analysis; 5. Intervention and redistribution: how keiretsu networks shape corporate performance; 6. Japan's next generation industrial architecture; Bibliography; Index.

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