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Consumer Electronics

Mark Mason

in Europe and the Japanese Challenge: The Regulation of Multinationals in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292647
eISBN:
9780191684937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292647.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This chapter describes the expansion of Japanese investments into the European consumer electronics industry. A number of multinationals in this sector have set up modest European marketing sales, ... More


A Vision of the Firm and the Evolution of Japanese Computer and Communications Firms

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:
10.1093/0198289359.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

A conceptualization (theory) of the firm is developed in order to analyse the evolution of the major Japanese computer and communications companies: Fujitsu, NEC, Hitachi, Toshiba, Mitsubishi ... More


Europe and the Japanese Challenge: The Regulation of Multinationals in Comparative Perspective

Mark Mason

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292647
eISBN:
9780191684937
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292647.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

Japanese foreign direct investment surged into Western markets in the late 1980s provoking intense policy debates in Europe and America. How did the European authorities respond to this ‘Japanese ... More


Consumer Electronics Media Devices

Eli M. Noam

in Media Ownership and Concentration in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188523
eISBN:
9780199852574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188523.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter deals with the consumer electronics industry: the devices consumers use to receive, record, amplify, and display media information. Without them, electronic media would not exist. ... More


Consumer Electronics and the Building of an Entertainment Infrastructure

Charles R. Acland

in Signal Traffic: Critical Studies of Media Infrastructures

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039362
eISBN:
9780252097416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039362.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This concluding chapter explores how Hollywood's “technological tentpoles”—films that strategically promote cross-media commodities and new generations of devices, platforms, and hardware—serve as ... More


Epilogue

Joel Mokyr

in The Lever of Riches: Technological Creativity and Economic Progress

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195074772
eISBN:
9780199854981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195074772.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the search for the causes of technological progress. It observes that, in the past ten years, a veritable revolution has occurred in a wide variety of fields, from genetic ... More


Strategic Partnership in Global Electronics

Henry Wai-chung Yeung

in Strategic Coupling: East Asian Industrial Transformation in the New Global Economy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702556
eISBN:
9781501704277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702556.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter explores how, through strategic partnership with global lead firms, domestic firms from South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore can provide cutting-edge design and manufacturing services in ... More


Decentralized Engagement in Nonstrategic Industries

Roselyn Hsueh

in China's Regulatory State: A New Strategy for Globalization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449956
eISBN:
9780801462856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449956.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter applies the strategic value framework to case studies of nonstrategic industries (consumer electronics, foodstuffs, and paper) to show that decentralized engagement is the dominant ... More


Banks

Mark Mason

in Europe and the Japanese Challenge: The Regulation of Multinationals in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292647
eISBN:
9780191684937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292647.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

The great surge of Japanese FDI in the late 1980s provoked powerful fears among many in the banking sector of the unifying European community. Japanese multinationals had mounted major challenges to ... More


Exchanging agencies: The case of NetOnNet

Johan Hagberg

in Reconnecting Marketing to Markets

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199578061
eISBN:
9780191738043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578061.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Marketing

This chapter questions the assumption that buyers and sellers in dyadic exchanges arrive at the exchange fully configured. Instead, it suggests that market agents are shaped by the exchange process ... More


Grinding Vegetables—to a Halt: Delayed Adjustment in Moulinex

BOB HANCKÉ

in Large Firms and Institutional Change: Industrial Renewal and Economic Restructuring in France

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199252053
eISBN:
9780191719097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252053.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

The third case study is a case of delayed and ultimately failed reform. The consumer electronics and small kitchen appliances producer Moulinex entered a crisis like many other large companies in ... More


An Invisible Monument

Benjamin Gross

in The TVs of Tomorrow: How RCA's Flat-Screen Dreams Led to the First LCDs

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226519975
eISBN:
9780226540740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226540740.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Less than a decade after introducing the world to the LCD, RCA sold its liquid crystal operation to Timex. Today the company no longer exists, and its contributions to the flat-panel display industry ... More


The TVs of Tomorrow: How RCA's Flat-Screen Dreams Led to the First LCDs

Benjamin Gross

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226519975
eISBN:
9780226540740
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226540740.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book traces the origins of the modern flat-panel display industry to the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), where an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers created the first liquid ... More


“After Cease to Exist”: England 1981–1985

S. Alexander Reed

in Assimilate: A Critical History of Industrial Music

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199832583
eISBN:
9780190268305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199832583.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter first describes the music of the band Chris & Cosey, which emerged from the breakup of Throbbing Gristle on June 23, 1981. It then turns to the industrial acts that made London their ... More


I’m So Bored with the PRC

Philip Auerswald

in The Coming Prosperity: How Entrepreneurs Are Transforming the Global Economy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199795178
eISBN:
9780190258481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199795178.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter discusses the economic transformation in China and its effect on the world. It focuses on Zhang Runbo as one of the first to take advantage of new opportunities created by Mao Zedong's ... More


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