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Corporate Governance: What Can Be Learned From Japan?

Simon Learmount

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269082
eISBN:
9780191719257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269082.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This book explores current thinking on corporate governance by way of a detailed study of the governance practices of fourteen Japanese companies. The author of this book was granted extensive access ... More


Introduction: The Diversity and Change of Corporate Governance in Japan 1

Gregory Jackson and Hideaki Miyajima

in Corporate Governance in Japan: Institutional Change and Organizational Diversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284511
eISBN:
9780191713705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284511.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

The introductory chapter gives a comprehensive overview of the crisis and transformation of corporate governance in Japan since the mid-1990s. Drawing on the main empirical findings of the book, ... More


Organizational Diversity and Institutional Change: Evidence from Financial and Labor Markets in Japan

Mari Sako

in Corporate Governance in Japan: Institutional Change and Organizational Diversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284511
eISBN:
9780191713705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284511.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Japan's economic success has been attributed largely to the nature of its national institutions and economic systems, such as relational banking, lifetime employment, and relational contracting in ... More


Is National Technology Policy Obsolete in a Globalised World?: The Japanese Vision

Martin Fransman

in Visions of Innovation: The Firm and Japan

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198289357
eISBN:
9780191596261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198289359.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The chapter begins with a brief discussion of the convergence hypothesis, which argues that there has been a convergence in the economies of the major industrialized countries in the post‐World War ... More


The Russian Problem and the Onset of the Pacific War, March−December 1941

Dale C. Copeland

in Economic Interdependence and War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161587
eISBN:
9781400852703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161587.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter focuses on the nine months leading up to the attack on the United States on December 7, 1941. It begins with a look at US–Japanese talks in spring 1941. The chapter then explores why the ... More


The Turnaround of 1997: Changes in Japanese Corporate Law and Governance

Zenichi Shishido

in Corporate Governance in Japan: Institutional Change and Organizational Diversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284511
eISBN:
9780191713705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284511.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the impact on the scope of behaviour of top management of legal reforms in Japan since 1997. Demand-pull measures were promoted by business associations to facilitate the ... More


The Prelude to Pearl Harbor: Japanese Security and the Northern Question, 1905–40

Dale C. Copeland

in Economic Interdependence and War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161587
eISBN:
9781400852703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161587.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter demonstrates that Japan's foreign policy from 1931 to 1941 was rooted in a logic going back many decades. It starts by briefly discussing US–Japanese relations from the end of the ... More


Employment Adjustment and Distributional Conflict in Japanese Firms 1

Gregory Jackson

in Corporate Governance in Japan: Institutional Change and Organizational Diversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284511
eISBN:
9780191713705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284511.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines employment practices and adjustment drawing on both survey data and case study materials. While over 80% of Japanese listed firms maintain a commitment to lifetime employment, ... More


The Unwinding of Cross‐Shareholding in Japan: Causes, Effects, and Implications 1

Hideaki Miyajima and Fumiaki Kuroki

in Corporate Governance in Japan: Institutional Change and Organizational Diversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284511
eISBN:
9780191713705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284511.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

As the ownership structure of Japanese corporations has changed dramatically during the 1990s, this chapter examines the causes and consequences of the decline in cross-shareholding. Using detailed ... More


Foreign Investors and Corporate Governance in Japan 1

Christina Ahmadjian

in Corporate Governance in Japan: Institutional Change and Organizational Diversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284511
eISBN:
9780191713705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284511.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the impact of foreign institutional investors on various aspects of corporate governance and corporate restructuring. Alongside foreign direct investment (FDI) by foreign ... More


Venture Capital and its Governance: The Emergence of Equity Financing Conduits in Japan

Nobuyuki Hata, Haruhiko Ando, and Yoshiaki Ishii

in Corporate Governance in Japan: Institutional Change and Organizational Diversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284511
eISBN:
9780191713705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284511.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines corporate governance in the context of Japanese venture capital (VC) firms. VC represents a unique combination of network-based equity finance, expertise, and monitoring that ... More


Business Portfolio Restructuring of Japanese Firms in the 1990s: Entry and Exit Analysis *

Tatsuya Kikutani, Hideshi Itoh, and Osamu Hayashida

in Corporate Governance in Japan: Institutional Change and Organizational Diversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284511
eISBN:
9780191713705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284511.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the restructuring of Japanese business groups during the 1990s. Using the Basic Survey of Business Structure and Activity, the chapter analyses the business portfolio of ... More


Relationship Banking in Post‐Bubble Japan: Coexistence of Soft‐ and Hard‐Budget Constraints 1

Yasuhiro Arikawa and Hideaki Miyajima

in Corporate Governance in Japan: Institutional Change and Organizational Diversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284511
eISBN:
9780191713705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284511.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the changes in the Japanese main banking system. Despite the deregulation of bond markets in the mid-1990s, the overall dependence of firms on bank borrowing increased rather ... More


The Performance Effects and Determinants of Corporate Governance Reform 1

Hideaki Miyajima

in Corporate Governance in Japan: Institutional Change and Organizational Diversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284511
eISBN:
9780191713705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284511.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter addresses the introduction of the executive officer system as an alternative to the traditional insider board structure. As a result, since 1997 board sizes have decreased and a greater ... More


The Rise of Bank‐Related Corporate Revival Funds

Noriyuki Yanagawa

in Corporate Governance in Japan: Institutional Change and Organizational Diversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284511
eISBN:
9780191713705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284511.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter explores the dramatic growth of corporate revival funds in Japan. These funds are made up of private equity and represent an alternative to main bank intervention in promoting corporate ... More


Conclusion: Whither Japan's Corporate Governance? 1

Masahiko Aoki

in Corporate Governance in Japan: Institutional Change and Organizational Diversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284511
eISBN:
9780191713705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284511.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the cumulative effects of gradual changes taking place in Japan's corporate landscape in general, and corporate governance in particular, in the past decade or so. It regards ... More


Corporate Governance in Financial Distress: The New Role of Bankruptcy 1

Peng Xu

in Corporate Governance in Japan: Institutional Change and Organizational Diversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284511
eISBN:
9780191713705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284511.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter presents evidence on recent bankruptcy resolution and bankruptcy reform in Japan. Prior to bankruptcy, bank lenders are less likely to intervene than they did before bankruptcy. Most ... More


Fiscal Survival and Financial Revival: Possible Futures for the Japanese Economy

Saori N. Katada and Gene Park

in Japan: The Precarious Future

Published in print:
1953
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479889389
eISBN:
9781479830893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479889389.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Japan has the highest gross public debt in the industrialized world. Private financial institutions and the central bank–the Bank of Japan–have helped the government finance its debt over the years. ... More


The Japanese Firm under the Wartime Planned Economy

Tetsuji Okazaki

in The Japanese Firm: Sources of Competitive Strength

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288152
eISBN:
9780191684579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288152.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter aims to stimulate discussion and research in the future by focusing on institutional changes taking place in a period that has been relatively ignored by researchers. The chapter points ... More


Insider Management and Board Reform: For Whose Benefit?

Dore Ronald

in Corporate Governance in Japan: Institutional Change and Organizational Diversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284511
eISBN:
9780191713705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284511.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Given the traditional weakness of external control by outside directors, Japanese firms are well known for strong internal mechanisms of corporate governance. This chapter examines these mechanisms ... More


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