The Management Challenge: Japanese Views

The Management Challenge: Japanese Views

by Lester Thurow (Editor)

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What works for the Japanese? As our nation's balance of trade with Japan dips Eastward, American managers ask how Japan's economy has outperformed ours during the past 30 years. Some of the answers may be found in the original contributions in this book which are unique in presenting Japanese management as the Japanese see it. They provide American managers with insights into practices that may spark new solutions to old economic problems. Chapters cover motivation and productivity, the impact of Japanese culture on management, perceptions and reality of Japanese industrial relations, the firm and the market, the Japanese financial system, product diversification, strategy for overseas markets, competition and cooperation among Japanese corporations, industrial policy, economic planning, and the Japanese economy. Thurow's introduction provides a unifying framework and his comments on each chapter point up the implications that each contribution raises for the reblending of the American economic mixture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780262700337
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 02/06/1987
Series: The MIT Press
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Lester C. Thurow is Gordon Y. Billard Professor of Economics and Management at MIT.

Table of Contents

1 Motivation and Productivity
Hiroshi Takeuchi
2 The Impact of Japanese Culture on Management
Masakazu Yamazaki
3 The Perceptions and the Reality of Japanese Industrial
Haruo Shimada
4 The Firm and the Market in Japan
Hiroyuki Itami
5 The Japanese Financial System: Past, Present, and
Shoichi Royama
6 Product Diversification
Ichiro Hattori
7 Strategy for Overseas Markets
Takashi "Tachi" Kiuchi
8 Competition and Cooperation among Japanese
Munemichi Inoue
9 Japan's Industrial Policy
Toshimasa Tsuruta
10 Economic Planning in Japan
Saburo Okita
11 The Japanese Economy: Present and Future
Hisao Kanamori

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