International Business Mergers and Acquisitions in Japan

International Business Mergers and Acquisitions in Japan

by Ralf Bebenroth


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This book is one of the very few published investigations of international business in a Japanese context, based on an up-to-date overview of the Japanese mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market in particular. The author explicates recent developments in Japanese business and shows how Japanese firms drastically change to reach out to become more globalized. The book can serve as a foundation in a teaching module for any Japan-related class in international business. Specifically, this publication reveals the inner workings of the Japanese business system. M&A activities covered here include those of foreign firms in Japan as well as Japanese firms investing domestically and in cross-border ventures. Illustrated by carefully chosen examples and supported by extensive data analyses, this book is highly recommended to readers who seek an in-depth understanding of the Japanese M&A market. The volume is enriched by case studies that explicitly illustrate the objectives of specific firms and how they successfully manage their M&A.The author brings to this work his 14 years of experience in Japan and has relied not only on English literature but also on original Japanese sources in creating this highly valuable contribution to the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9784431549888
Publisher: Springer Japan
Publication date: 04/14/2015
Edition description: 2015
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Dr. Ralf Bebenroth, born in Germany, is a tenured Professor for Business at Kobe University. After being awarded twice with a two year post doctoral fellowship to Japan, one from DAAD and the other from Humboldt foundation, he started working at Kobe University in 2005. Ralf Bebenroth spent the first five years of his academic career at Kobe University conducting research about business and economics solely in Japanese language.

Table of Contents

Ch1. Introduction Part I. Trade and Distribution.- Ch2. Japan and Japan and Foreign Direct Investment.- Ch3. Imports, Exports and Foreign Businesses in Japan.- Ch4. The Japanese Distribution System.- Ch5. Entrance to the Japanese Market.- Part II. Mergers and Acquisitions.- Ch6. Setting the Stage for Mergers and Acquisitions.- Ch7. Mergers and Acquisitions in Japan.- Ch8. Cross Border Bidders versus Domestic Ones.- Ch9. Unfriendly Takeovers.- Ch10. Evaluation Methods and Market Concentration.- Ch11. Institutional Investors.- Part III. Human Resources in Mergers and Acquisitions Processes.- Ch12. Organizational Identification at Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions: a Theoretical Concept.- Ch13. Identification and Job Satisfaction at Mergers and Acquisitions.- Ch14. Cultural Concepts.- Ch15. Expatriates and other Choices.

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