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Assembling Work: Remaking Factory Regimes in Japanese Multinationals in Britain

Tony Elger and Chris Smith

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199241514
eISBN:
9780191714405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241514.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This book uses research on Japanese firms in the UK to contribute to broader debate about the role of international firms in reconstructing contemporary work and employment relations. Japanese ... More


Inward Investment and the Construction of New Production Spaces: The Case of Telford

Tony Elger and Chris Smith

in Assembling Work: Remaking Factory Regimes in Japanese Multinationals in Britain

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199241514
eISBN:
9780191714405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241514.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter examines the construction of new production spaces for foreign firms through the clustering of inward investment within one locality. It examines the roles of pre-existing institutional ... More


Conclusions and reflections: Emergent models

D. Hugh Whittaker and Robert E. Cole

in Recovering from Success: Innovation and Technology Management in Japan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297320
eISBN:
9780191711237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297320.003.0017
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter attempts to tease out the implications of the individual chapters for the future of innovation and MOT in Japan, beginning with problems in the Japanese ‘knowledge-creating’ company ... More


History and the Logic of Interdependence

W. Mark Fruin

in The Japanese Enterprise System: Competitive Strategies and Cooperative Structures

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288985
eISBN:
9780191596285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288980.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter analyses the interorganizational model of factory, firm, and interfirm network in Japan that is at the heart of book. The argument stresses the need for specialization at the factory ... More


Japanese and American Response to Trade Friction: The Semiconductor Industry

Thomas A. Pugel

in Trade Policy and Corporate Business Decisions

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195055382
eISBN:
9780199855056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195055382.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter discusses the responses of Japanese and United States firms to the emergence of semiconductor trade fiction, focusing on responses to the 1986 Arrangement. The 1986 Arrangement ... More


Dynamic and Structured Interdependence

W. Mark Fruin

in The Japanese Enterprise System: Competitive Strategies and Cooperative Structures

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288985
eISBN:
9780191596285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288980.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

In this concluding chapter, the historical underpinnings of the Japanese enterprise system are reviewed and the dynamic nature of the structural and strategic adjustments between factory, firm, and ... More


Interlocking Shareholdings and Corporate Governance

Paul Sheard

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/9780198288152.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter discusses the interrelatedness of the financial feature of stable shareholding and the internal feature of permanent employment in the context of corporate governance. The chapter notes ... More


Japanese Human Resource Management from the Viewpoint of Incentive Theory

Hideshi Itoh

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/9780198288152.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter summarizes some basic stylized facts about human resource management practices and the organizational structure of the Japanese firm. The primary purpose of this chapter is to examine ... More


Advancing the Enterprise System

W. Mark Fruin

in The Japanese Enterprise System: Competitive Strategies and Cooperative Structures

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288985
eISBN:
9780191596285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288980.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter looks at the evolving enterprise system from the 1950s to the 1980s. It argues that the inter‐organizational model of focal factories, unitary firms, and interfirm networks remained the ... More


Strategy, Structure, and Institutions of Management and Labour

Mari Sako

in Shifting Boundaries of the Firm: Japanese Company - Japanese Labour

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199268160
eISBN:
9780191708534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268160.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter reviews the existing literature on modern corporations and unions in Japan. It shows that the prevailing paradigm is insufficient to account for firm and union boundaries. It posits an ... More


The Japanese Firm as a System of Attributes: A Survey and Research Agenda

Masahiko Aoki

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/9780198288152.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter surveys recent achievements of the economic research programme on the Japanese firm and sets its possible research agenda. The chapter makes a clear manifestation of the ‘systematic ... More


Defining the Enterprise System

W. Mark Fruin

in The Japanese Enterprise System: Competitive Strategies and Cooperative Structures

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288985
eISBN:
9780191596285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288980.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter focuses on the inter‐war years in Japan and argues that the focal factories, unitary, specialized firms, and interfirm networks that fully define the Japanese enterprise system appeared ... More


Co-ordination between Production and Distribution in a Globalizing Network of Firms: Assessing Flexibility Achieved in the Japanese Automobile Industry

Banri Asanuma

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/9780198288152.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter provides an international comparison between Japanese home and overseas practices and Anglo-American practices. It traces the historical development of production scheduling procedures ... More


Inventing the Enterprise System

W. Mark Fruin

in The Japanese Enterprise System: Competitive Strategies and Cooperative Structures

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288985
eISBN:
9780191596285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288980.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter looks at the emerging modern enterprises of early twentieth‐century Japan and divides them into three main categories: zaibatsu firms (national enterprises) formed in large part by the ... More


The Institutional Environment

W. Mark Fruin

in The Japanese Enterprise System: Competitive Strategies and Cooperative Structures

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288985
eISBN:
9780191596285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288980.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the institutional environment of late nineteenth and early twentieth‐century Japan, highlighting the role of government and emerging private firms in shaping the business and ... More


R&D Organization in Japanese and American Semiconductor Firms

Daniel I. Okimoto and Yoshio Nishi

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/9780198288152.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter deals with the organizational aspect on the semiconductor industry. It addresses an interesting question that arises from close observations of this particular industry, but could be of ... More


Taking Stock and Looking Ahead

Mari Sako

in Shifting Boundaries of the Firm: Japanese Company - Japanese Labour

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199268160
eISBN:
9780191708534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268160.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This concluding chapter summarizes the key themes of the book. The Strategy-Structure-Institutions (SSI) Framework is used to derive specific propositions, and predict the future of Japanese firms ... More


Focal Factories

W. Mark Fruin

in The Japanese Enterprise System: Competitive Strategies and Cooperative Structures

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288985
eISBN:
9780191596285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288980.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter offers a detailed examination of the evolution of focal factories, drawing most of its empirical evidence from a close reading of the histories of several Toshiba factories. Looking at ... More


Employers and Unions

Clair Brown, Yoshifumi Nakata, Michael Reich, and Lloyd Ulman

in Work and Pay in the United States and Japan

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195115215
eISBN:
9780199854820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115215.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

How the Japanese system of management–union relations has contributed to economic growth by fostering productivity growth in excess of real wage growth is explored in this chapter. Specifically, it ... More


Introduction

Masahiko Aoki and Ronald Dore

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/9780198288152.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This book is a collection of chapters written by specialists in diverse disciplines, ranging from theoretical and institutional economics to economic history, econometrics, sociology, organizational ... More


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