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Japan's Socio-Economic Evolution : Continuity and Change - Sarah Metzger-Court

Japan's Socio-Economic Evolution

Continuity and Change

Hardcover Published: 12th February 1996
ISBN: 9781873410394
Number Of Pages: 416

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From the commercial and industrial transformation of Osaka in the late nineteenth century, to the role and status of Japanese multinationals in Europe, as well as such topics as 'the future of Toyotism', are representative of the issues both with regard to the time-span and the breadth of this volume which draws on the key papers given at the 1994 triennial conference of the European Association of Japanese Studies, held in Copenhagen.
Contributors from East and West Europe as well as Japan enhance the value of this in-depth study.

List of Contributors
Preface
Rules, Goals, Information - A Key to the Question of Continuity and Change in Japanp. 1
On the Analysis of Change and Continuity in Japan's Socio-Economyp. 27
Tradition and Change in the Early Marketing of Japanese Silkworm Eggs: The First Large-scale Japanese Inroad into Western Markets (1863-1875)p. 50
From Kitchen to Workshop: the Commercial and Industrial Transformation of Osaka in the Late Nineteenth Centuryp. 66
Continuity and Change in the Japanese Labour Market: Rural Impoverishment and the Geographical Origins of Female Textile Workersp. 76
Institutional Continuity and Functional Change: the Development of the System of Minsei-iin in the History of Social Welfare in Japanp. 91
Scottish Political Economy in Meiji Japan (1868-1912) - Fukuzawa Yukichi and Liberal Economic Thoughtp. 109
The Dimension of Dreams: Discussion of the Pacific Age in Japan 1890-1994p. 123
Evolutionary Socio-Economic Aspects of the Japanese 'Era of Localities' Discoursep. 142
Development Versus Growth? Aspects of Quality Gaining Ground in Japanp. 173
The Changing Role of Competition Policy in Japanp. 191
Economic Guidance and the Antimonopoly Law: Traditions Versus Legal Changesp. 221
The Change and Continuity of Amakudari in the Private Banking Industryp. 244
Heritage, Discontinuity and Creation: Business Activities that Achieved Post-war Economic Growth - 'Japanese Management' Reconsideredp. 262
Beyond the Japanese Perimeter: Continuity and Change in Japanese Foreign Direct Investment from the 1870s to the Year 2000p. 281
Future of 'Toyotism': Preliminary Reflections on the Critical Points of a Japanese Model of Productionp. 301
Japanese Business Practice, Overseas Joint Business of Venture Firms, a Case Study, and International Collaboration Councilp. 321
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781873410394
ISBN-10: 1873410395
Series: Japan Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 12th February 1996
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1

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