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Growth through Competition, Competition through Growth : Strategic Management and the Economy in Japan - Hiroyuki Odagiri

Growth through Competition, Competition through Growth

Strategic Management and the Economy in Japan

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Published: 12th May 1994
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This book examines two characteristics that lie at the core of Japanese management: growth pursuit by internal investments (as opposed to acquisitions), and the intensive competition within and among Japanese firms. Odagiri also looks at how these firms maintain flexibility and efficiency under the seemingly rigid system of "lifetime" employment. This work begins with an enquiry into the financial and human aspects of the firm, with particular emphasis on its human portion. The motivation, behavior, and organization of Japanese management as well as the consequences of the system on the Japan's industrial organization and economy are explored. Emphasis is placed on the fact that competition is at the center of the Japanese economy and management style to the same, if not a greater, degree as in the West. This competition is enhanced by the growth preference of the Japanese management style and it also, in turn, makes growth possible.

`an interesting and well-documented contribution to an important literature' Economic Journal `Odagiri's book has broken new ground by integrating micro-level firm behaviour with macroeconomic consequences in a highly systematic and comprehensive manner.' Industrial Relations Journal

Part I: How it Works: Introduction; Ownership and management; The internal labour system; Part II: How it Organizes: Mergers and acquisitions; Divisional form, hive-off, and manufacturer-supplier relations; Business groups; Part III: How it Affects: Industrial organization; Macroeconomic stability; Economic growth; Government policies; Japanese management in the world

ISBN: 9780198288732
ISBN-10: 0198288735
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 380
Published: 12th May 1994
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.46 x 13.82  x 2.41
Weight (kg): 0.51