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Strategic Capitalism : Private Business and Public Purpose in Japanese Industrial Finance - Kent E. Calder

Strategic Capitalism

Private Business and Public Purpose in Japanese Industrial Finance

Paperback Published: 23rd July 1995
ISBN: 9780691044750
Number Of Pages: 396

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Was Japan's economic miracle generated primarily by the Japanese state or by the nation's dynamic private sector? In addressing this question, Kent Calder's richly detailed study offers a distinctive reinterpretation of Japanese government-business relations. Calder challenges popular opinion to demonstrate how Japanese private enterprise has complemented the state in achieving the national purpose of industrial transformation.

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"[Calder] challenges [Chalmers] Johnson's depiction of Japan as a supremely successful government-command form of capitalism. Japan's private sector, he asserts, has been more independent and self-starting than the Johnson school would allow... Strategic Capitalism is magnificently researched."--Robert Neff, Business Week "Who ensured that loans flowed to Japan's winner industries, such as automobiles and consumer electronics? It wasn't brilliant bureaucrats, Mr. Calder argues with considerable force. The book marshals plenty of evidence of how passive and 'regulatory' the Japanese state frequently was, and how powerless its industrial strategists were against bureaucratic, business, and political foes."--Urban C. Lehner, The Wall Street Journal "Calder's book is well documented, lucid, and convincing--truly a landmark study."--Thomas McNaugher, The Key Reporter

List of Figuresp. ix
List of Tablesp. xi
Abbreviationsp. xiii
A Note on Conventionsp. xv
Prefacep. xvii
Introductionp. 3
The Weight of the Past: A Complex Heritage of Controlp. 23
The Strategists and Their Tribulationsp. 45
The Regulators and Industrial Creditp. 72
Profiles of Public Actionp. 103
Private Financiers and Public Functionsp. 134
Private Borrowers and Public Credit Controlsp. 174
Changing Parametersp. 211
Beyond Strategy?p. 245
The Fiscal Investment and Loan Program: Its Role in Japanese Government Finance, Fiscal 1992p. 279
The Fiscal Investment and Loan Program, Internal Allocationp. 283
Notesp. 293
Bibliographyp. 333
Indexp. 359
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ISBN: 9780691044750
ISBN-10: 0691044759
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 396
Published: 23rd July 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.51

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