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The Success of Competitive-Communism in Japan - Douglas Moore Kenrick

The Success of Competitive-Communism in Japan

Hardcover Published: 29th July 1988
ISBN: 9780333457252
Number Of Pages: 201

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For centuries Japan, although a totalitarian dictatorship, was ruled by figureheads who signed laws formulated 'behind the screen'. Hierarchy still defines everyone's status. The man at the top has power but jeopardizes his position if he ignores consensus opinions. Nowadays fashionable twentieth-century clothing cloaks a contradictory blend of intense competition with a tradition of harmony dependent on close human-relations and complex communal restraint. The Japanese organise themselves in cliques (not groups) which raise barriers against outsiders. Companies are controlled from within; shareholders are outsiders. Women are more than equal in their homes; less than equal at work. After living and managing his own business in Japan for forty years, the author explored widely before coining the term 'competitive communism' to describe Japan's economic and social system.

Preface - PART 1 INTRODUCTION - Competitive-communism - Beneath the Western Veneer - PART 2 COMMUNISTIC BEHAVIOUR AND SOCIAL STRUCTURE - Cliques - Outsiders - Dependence - Rationality - PART 3 CONTINUITY AND TRANSMISSION OF AN ANCIENT SOCIAL STRUCTURE - Tradition - Hierarchy - Obligations and the Law - Religions, Mythology and Morality - Communication - Women - Labour - PART 4 JAPAN IN RECENT YEARS - Japan's 'Economic Miracle' - Stone, Paper and Scissors - Is Japan a Closed Market? - Are the Japanese Efficient? - The Economic Scene - Japan's Competitive-communism - Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333457252
ISBN-10: 0333457250
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 201
Published: 29th July 1988
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 2

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