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The Japanese Automobile Industry : A Business History - Koichi Shimokawa

The Japanese Automobile Industry

A Business History

By: Koichi Shimokawa, T. Barker (Foreword by)

Hardcover Published: 1st December 2000
ISBN: 9780485112702
Number Of Pages: 200

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In this authoritative account of the Japanese automobile industry, Professor Shimokawa focuses upon its business success as a relative latecomer to the worldwide market. He includes profiles of the leading producers, including Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Mitsubishi, and highlights the features of their success in management and design.

'An eye opener for marketeers who have not seen the Japanese at work in their home market a recommended read' Car Sales and Distribution in Japan

Foreword
Introductionp. 1
The Japanese Automobile Industry: A Brief Historyp. 5
The Structure of the Industryp. 18
Automobile Manufacturersp. 19
The Vertical Division of Labourp. 22
Tie-ups With Parts Manufacturersp. 23
Labour Relationsp. 25
Preconsultation by Managementp. 25
Quality Control Circlesp. 27
Mutual Trustp. 28
International Productivityp. 29
Other Factorsp. 29
Labour Relations and Worker Participationp. 31
Labour Relationsp. 32
Company Unionsp. 35
Worker Participationp. 41
The Automobile Parts Industryp. 51
The Structure of the Parts Industryp. 52
Group Organizationp. 59
The Development of Technological Innovation and Rationalizationp. 65
The Spread of the Japanese Style of Rationalization and Process Innovationp. 70
The Sales and Distribution Systemp. 82
The History of the Systemp. 83
Systems in Japan and the USAp. 87
Customer Servicesp. 91
Marketing and Distribution Strategiesp. 93
Japanese Automobile Companiesp. 104
Toyota Motorsp. 104
Nissan Motorsp. 109
Honda Motorsp. 115
Mazda Motorsp. 119
Mitsubishi Motorsp. 123
Fuji Heavy Industriesp. 126
Daihatsu Motorsp. 128
Isuzu Motorsp. 130
Suzuki Motorsp. 132
Hino Motorsp. 134
Nissan Diesel Motorsp. 136
Conclusionp. 141
Technological Innovationp. 141
The Japanese Challengep. 143
New Issuesp. 145
Internationalization of the Industryp. 148
Notesp. 161
Bibliographyp. 169
Indexp. 183
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ISBN: 9780485112702
ISBN-10: 0485112701
Series: Applied Psychology: Individual, Social
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st December 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.25 x 13.77  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1