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Japanese Management in the Low Growth Era : Between External Shocks and Internal Evolution - Daniel Dirks

Japanese Management in the Low Growth Era

Between External Shocks and Internal Evolution

By: Daniel Dirks (Editor), Jean-Francois Huchet (Editor), Thierry Ribault (Editor)

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Japanese firms are in the midst of the most protracted economic crisis in their post-war history. The end of the "bubble economy" has led to a long era of low growth. This change in the general business environment has profound consequences for the management and the organization of corporate Japan, as well as for the theory of the Japanese firm. The contributions to this book cover a broad range of subjects, from the strategies and organizational structures to the management of human resources and innovation processes in the 1990s. These changes are systematically commented on by field specialists from abroad, especially Europe, relating the situation in Japan to comparable developments in other countries.

Managing in a Low Growth Era - The End of Managerial Idiosyncrasies?p. 1
Japanese Management Practices in Historical Perspectivep. 13
Structure, Strategy and Internationalization
Externalization of Organizations and the Dual Governance Structurep. 21
Role of Inter-organizational Networks: The Case of Japanese Corporate Groupsp. 37
Commentary: Externalization and Inter-organizational Networks. How Globalization Transforms the Japanese Modelp. 59
Modes of Corporate Internationalization: Japanese FDI Strategies in Asia-Pacificp. 73
Japanese Companies in Europe: Their Strategies and Management Practicesp. 91
Commentaryp. 109
Corporate Governance and Control
Presidential Turnover and Performance in the Japanese Firm: The Evolution and Change of the Contingent Governance Structure under the Main Bank Systemp. 121
Corporate Pension Schemes, Corporate Pension Governance, and State (De-) Regulation in Japanp. 145
After Quasi-LBO Discipline: A Historical Reflection on Japanese Corporate Governancep. 161
Commentary: From Voice to Exit? Corporate Finance Management and Corporate Governancep. 175
Industrial Organization
Recession and Globalization: What Future for Japanese Industrial Keiretsu?p. 183
A Changing Image of Japanese Small Entrepreneursp. 207
Commentary: A New Step in the Evolution of Japanese Industrial Networks?p. 229
Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management in Japanese Firms Undergoing Transition: A Hierarchical Approachp. 243
Commentaryp. 263
Limits and Latitude of Labour Adjustment Strategies in Japanese Companiesp. 267
Commentaryp. 291
Flexible Employment in Japanese Retailing: Toward a Just-in-time Employment Managementp. 295
Commentary: Flexible Employment in Japanese Retailing: Comparisons with Canada and Questions Concerning the Segmentation Theoryp. 313
Innovation and Technology Management
Japanese Corporate RandD in the 1990s: Change and Continuityp. 325
Commentary: Japanese RandD Management Practices: The Globalization Challengep. 349
The Phase Variety of Product Systems and System-Based Differentiation: An Alternative View on Organizational Capabilities of the Japanese Firm for Product Innovationp. 357
Commentary: System-Based Differentiation in Japanese Firms. Comments from a German Perspectivep. 377
Change and Continuity: On the Transformation of the Japanese Management System
Transformation of the Japanese Management System: A Contingency Viewp. 389
Will Japanese and French "Exceptionalisms" Vanish? The Convergence Hypothesis Reconsideredp. 409
The Authorsp. 425
Indexp. 431
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ISBN: 9783540640356
ISBN-10: 3540640355
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 438
Published: 18th November 1998
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.78