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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


Japanese Business Groups: Continuity in the Face of Change

Christina L. Ahmadjian

in Business Groups in East Asia: Financial Crisis, Restructuring, and New Growth

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199287345
eISBN:
9780191713514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287345.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter describes the recent changes in Japanese keiretsu. Japan’s home-grown banking crisis began in the early 1990s, even before the Asian Crisis, when the stock market and real estate markets ... 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


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


Divisional Form, Hive‐Off, and Manufacturer–Supplier Relations

Hiroyuki Odagiri

in Growth through Competition, Competition through Growth: Strategic Management and the Economy in Japan

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288732
eISBN:
9780191596711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288735.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter discusses several aspects of intra‐ and inter‐company organization in Japan. The divisional form (or M‐form) is less prevalent and less complete in Japan than in the USA and the UK, but ... More


Business Groups

Hiroyuki Odagiri

in Growth through Competition, Competition through Growth: Strategic Management and the Economy in Japan

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288732
eISBN:
9780191596711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288735.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

The difference between business groups today (kigyo‐shudan, also called horizontal keiretsu) and their predecessors before the war, zaibatsu, is emphasized. Unlike the zaibatsu, in which the group ... More


Anti-Monopoly Law

Hiroshi Oda

in Japanese Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199232185
eISBN:
9780191705335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232185.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter focuses on Japan's Anti-Monopoly Law. Topics discussed include the historical background of the law, an outline of the law, private monopolization, prevention of excessive concentration ... More


The Japanese Main Bank System and its Influence on Industry

Jordi Canals

in Universal Banking: International Comparisons and Theoretical Perspectives

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198775065
eISBN:
9780191695353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198775065.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Strategy

This chapter analyzes the Japanese financial model. After outlining the main features of the Japanese financial system and its differences from the German system, it discusses the role and importance ... 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


The Fable of the Keiretsu: Urban Legends of the Japanese Economy

Yoshiro Miwa and J. Ramseyer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226532707
eISBN:
9780226532721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226532721.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

For Western economists and journalists, the most distinctive facet of the post-war Japanese business world has been the keiretsu, or the insular business alliances among powerful corporations. Within ... More


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