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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


The Changing Japanese Multinational: Application, Adaptation, and Learning in Car Manufacturing and Financial Services

Richard Whitley, Glenn Morgan, William Kelly, and Diana Sharpe

in Business Systems and Organizational Capabilities: The Institutional Structuring of Competitive Competences

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199205172
eISBN:
9780191709555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205172.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter examines how international managerial careers and attitudes are changing in Japanese companies in two different industries: car manufacturing and banking. This assessment is based on a ... More


Current Views of Japanese Corporate Governance

Simon Learmount

in Corporate Governance: What Can Be Learned From Japan?

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269082
eISBN:
9780191719257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269082.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter presents a review of the various studies and research that either directly address the governance of Japanese companies, or have strongly informed current interpretations of the ... More


Innovation Across Time and Space: Advantage New Companies

Robert Kneller

in Bridging Islands: Venture Companies and the Future of Japanese and American Industry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199268801
eISBN:
9780191699283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268801.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Innovation

This chapter considers the evidence (and also the circumstances) under which independent ventures can, in many industries, be superior innovators in new fields of technology. The chapter is organized ... More


Up the Rocky Road: Venture Case Studies

Robert Kneller

in Bridging Islands: Venture Companies and the Future of Japanese and American Industry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199268801
eISBN:
9780191699283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268801.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Innovation

This chapter looks directly at Japanese high technology ventures and describes their present situation and future prospects. It presents twenty case studies of ventures in biomedical and ... More


The Company–Main Bank Relationship

Simon Learmount

in Corporate Governance: What Can Be Learned From Japan?

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269082
eISBN:
9780191719257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269082.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter presents an analysis of the relationships between the Japanese companies examined this book and their main banks. The conventional economic explanation of the company-to-main bank ... More


Carrying Out the Research

Simon Learmount

in Corporate Governance: What Can Be Learned From Japan?

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269082
eISBN:
9780191719257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269082.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

The reason for the confusion over how Japanese corporate governance works in practice is that up until now, there has been a lack of inquiry and analysis which is ‘close to the action’, in other ... More


Autarkic Large Companies

Robert Kneller

in Bridging Islands: Venture Companies and the Future of Japanese and American Industry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199268801
eISBN:
9780191699283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268801.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Innovation

This chapter explores the tendency of large established Japanese companies to innovate autarkicly, that is, to rely on their own in-house R&D laboratories for new prototype products and to try to ... More


Corporate 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/9780199232185.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter discusses Japanese corporate law. Topics covered include the history of Japanese company law, types of companies in Japan, share ownership structure of Japanese companies, setting up ... More


Introduction

Simon Learmount

in Corporate Governance: What Can Be Learned From Japan?

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269082
eISBN:
9780191719257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269082.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the increased interest in corporate governance and the drive towards global standards. It then explains the main aim of the book, which is ... More


Amoeba Innovation: The Alternative to Ventures

Robert Kneller

in Bridging Islands: Venture Companies and the Future of Japanese and American Industry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199268801
eISBN:
9780191699283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268801.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Innovation

In Japan, it has been more common for new technical opportunities to be exploited by established companies moving into new fields. This chapter examines this phenomenon and tries to explain the ... More


IPO or Bust: Venture Financing

Robert Kneller

in Bridging Islands: Venture Companies and the Future of Japanese and American Industry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199268801
eISBN:
9780191699283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268801.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Innovation

Low levels of angel financing and the unwillingness of large companies to engage ventures have compelled greater reliance on venture capital (VC) and public equity markets to finance the growth of ... More


From Factory to Enterprise, from Enterprise to Business 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/9780199268160.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter describes a broad trend in the transformation of the structure of companies and unions in Japan from the end of the Second World War to the present day. Four periods are identified: the ... More


Training, Productivity, and Quality Control in Japanese Multinational Companies

Mari Sako

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/9780198288152.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter provides a helpful insight into Japanese multinational companies to understand their training, productivity, and quality control processes. This chapter is a report of research on eight ... More


The Japanese Way of Change: Recasting Institutional Coordination, Sustaining Gender Inequality

Kumiko Nemoto

in Too Few Women at the Top: The Persistence of Inequality in Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702488
eISBN:
9781501706219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702488.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter places the absence of women in high positions in Japanese companies in the context of Japan's coordinated capitalism by looking at state–business–labor relations, corporate governance, ... More


Sex Segregation in Five Japanese Companies

Kumiko Nemoto

in Too Few Women at the Top: The Persistence of Inequality in Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702488
eISBN:
9781501706219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702488.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter discusses the methodology and the background characteristics of each firm (five companies: three financial firms and two cosmetics firms), including information on the management, ... More


Thwarted Ambitions and Sympathy: Long Working Hours, Sex Segregation, and the Price of Masculinity

Kumiko Nemoto

in Too Few Women at the Top: The Persistence of Inequality in Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702488
eISBN:
9781501706219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702488.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter illustrates how the culture of long working hours continues to reinforce vertical segregation in the workplace through three processes: remasculinization of management; non-career-track ... More


An Overview of the Japanese Financial System

Jenny Corbett

in Capital Markets and Corporate Governance

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198287889
eISBN:
9780191828867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198287889.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines the evidence on corporate financing patterns from 1970 to 1989 to address two issues. It first presents the conventional view of Japanese companies' financial structures. Next, ... More


The Myth of the Main Bank

J. Mark Ramseyer

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

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226532707
eISBN:
9780226532721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226532721.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter investigates whether it is true that Japanese companies held special arrangements with banks. It summarizes the accounts of Japanese “main banks” and the “implicit main bank contract” ... More


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