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Information, Incentives and Bargaining in the Japanese Economy : A Microtheory of the Japanese Economy - Masahiko Aoki

Information, Incentives and Bargaining in the Japanese Economy

A Microtheory of the Japanese Economy

Paperback Published: 18th June 1990
ISBN: 9780521386814
Number Of Pages: 336

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This book is not another parable of Japan's economic success; it provides rich and systematic descriptions of Japanese microeconomic institutions and interprets their workings in terms familiar to Western economists. A systematic, in-depth analysis of Japanese institutions of this kind has never been available before. In making his comparative analysis of the Japanese system, the author critically examines conventional notions about the microstructure of the market economy that have strongly shaped and influenced economists' approach to industrial organization. While these notions may constitute an appropriate foundation for the analysis of the highly market-oriented Western economies, the author has found that a more complete understanding of the Japanese economy requires us to broaden such "specific" notions. Topics include the internal information structure, incentive scheme, and capital structure of the Japanese firm; corporate and bureaucratic behavior from the viewpoint of bargaining game theory; subcontract design; functions of corporate grouping; the pattern of innovation; and the possible impacts of cultural factors.

"Its analytical rigor will attract the attention of more economists as well as offering new insights to the Japanologists in general." Keizo Nagatani, Pacific Affairs

The Information Structure of the J-firm
The Ranking Hierarchy of the J-firm as Incentive Scheme
Corporate Finance, Stockholding Returns and Corporate Governance Structure
Bargaining Game at the J-firm
The Changing Nature of Industrial Organisation
Culture and Economic Rationality.
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ISBN: 9780521386814
ISBN-10: 0521386810
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 18th June 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.68 x 15.24  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.45