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Strategy and Structure at Matsushita Group

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/9780199268160.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter is a historical case study on management and labour at the Matsushita Group. A Chandlerian framework is applied to analyse the evolution of the multi-divisional structure and spin-offs ... More


Interfirm networks and the management of technology and innovation in Japan

James R. Lincoln

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/9780199297320.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Keiretsu are important for understanding the openness, or otherwise, of Japan's innovation system and MOT, corporate specialization, and boundary management. This chapter draws ... More


Harmonization versus Differentiation, Employment Security versus Labour Flexibility

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/9780199268160.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter examines the impact of unions' structure and strategy on specific labour outcomes. In particular, the results of Shunto wage bargaining rounds are analysed for specific roren federations ... More


You Salarymen Can’t Think Outside the Box!: A Hong Kong Entrepreneur Takes on a Japanese Manufacturing Giant

Yoshiko Nakano

in Where There Are Asians, There Are Rice Cookers: How “National” Went Global via Hong Kong

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028085
eISBN:
9789882207684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028085.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

William Mong, the Hong Kong entrepreneur, officially started business with Matsushita Electric Trading, the Japanese manufacturing giant, at a time when anti-Japanese sentiments were still rampant in ... More


Water Flows Downward: Hong Kong as a Gateway to Asia

Yoshiko Nakano

in Where There Are Asians, There Are Rice Cookers: How “National” Went Global via Hong Kong

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028085
eISBN:
9789882207684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028085.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines Hong Kong's growing importance in Matsushita's plans for market expansion during the 1960s: as a showcase for National appliances; a test market for new export items, including ... More


Assembled in Japan: Electrical Goods and the Making of the Japanese Consumer

Simon Partner

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217928
eISBN:
9780520923171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217928.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book investigates one of the great success stories of the twentieth century: the rise of the Japanese electronics industry. Contrary to mainstream interpretation, it discovers that behind the ... More


International Economic Law and Governance: Essays in Honour of Mitsuo Matsushita

Julien Chaisse and Tsai-yu Lin (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198778257
eISBN:
9780191823763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778257.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Mitsuo Matsushita is one of the most significant figures in international economic law. His scholarship has addressed the most pressing issues in international economic law over the last thirty ... More


Introduction: A Liber Amicorum to Celebrate Mitsuo Matsushita’s Contributions to International Economic Law

Julien Chaisse and Tsai-yu Lin

in International Economic Law and Governance: Essays in Honour of Mitsuo Matsushita

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198778257
eISBN:
9780191823763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778257.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter starts by explaining the purpose of the book, which was put together to honour Mitsuo Matsushita, who served as the founding member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body ... More


Conclusion: Some Thoughts on the WTO’s Next Twenty Years

Julio A Lacarte Muró

in International Economic Law and Governance: Essays in Honour of Mitsuo Matsushita

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198778257
eISBN:
9780191823763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778257.003.0032
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

In this chapter, Julio A. Lacarte Muró maps out the important trends that have guided the development of the World Trade Organization and international trade. The conclusion reflects upon key issues ... More


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