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How Local Trade Associations and Manufacturers' Associations Worked in Pre-war Japan

Kazuhiro Ōmori

in The Role of Tradition in Japan's Industrialization: Another Path to Industrialization

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780198292746
eISBN:
9780191603891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292740.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter focuses on the role of trade and manufacturers’ associations in Japan’s industrialization. Focusing on two typical traditional industries, pottery and straw goods manufacturing, the ... More


Cross-Country Patterns in Exchange Rate Policy and Preferences

David A. Steinberg

in Demanding Devaluation: Exchange Rate Politics in the Developing World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453847
eISBN:
9780801454257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453847.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter uses two different cross-national quantitative datasets to address the following question: Why do some developing countries undervalue their exchange rates while others maintain ... More


The Servitization of French Manufacturing Firms

Matthieu Crozet and Emmanuel Milet

in The Factory-Free Economy: Outsourcing, Servitization, and the Future of Industry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198779162
eISBN:
9780191824333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779162.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

In Chapter 4 Crozet and Milet revisit the de-industrialization process and push the argument that the frontier between manufacturing and services is quite blurry. Defined as large-scale production, ... More


Bankruptcy Policy Reform and Total Factor Productivity Dynamics in Korea: Evidence from Microdata

Youngjae Lim and Chin Hee Hahn

in Growth and Productivity in East Asia

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386805
eISBN:
9780226387079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226387079.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

During the onset of the Korean financial crisis in 1997, an inefficient corporate bankruptcy system adversely affected Korea's economy. The inadequacies of the bankruptcy system led to poor ... More


The Changing Role of Main Banks in Aiding Distressed Firms in Japan

Joe Peek

in Japan's Bubble, Deflation, and Long-term Stagnation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014892
eISBN:
9780262289467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014892.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter examines the negative correlation between bank financing and corporate performance in Japan during the 1990s, focusing on firms that experienced a clear decline in profitability. It ... More


Productivity Growth and R&D Expenditure in Taiwan's Manufacturing Firms

Jiann-Chyuan Wang and Kuen-Hung Tsai

in Growth and Productivity in East Asia

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386805
eISBN:
9780226387079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226387079.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Ever since the 1960s, research and development (R&D) investment has been regarded as an important factor in the improvement of productivity levels. Numerous studies have attempted to estimate the ... More


Do Italian Firms Improve Their Performance at Home by Investing Abroad?

Giorgio Barba Navaretti and Davide Castellani

in Foreign Direct Investment and the Multinational Enterprise

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026451
eISBN:
9780262269124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026451.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

In this chapter tackles the existing debate on how the transfer of economic activities abroad, through either foreign investment or through arm-length contracts, affects a home country. It assesses ... More


Disciplining Labor and Rebuilding the Labor Process

Frederic C. Deyo

in Reforming Asian Labor Systems: Economic Tensions and Worker Dissent

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450518
eISBN:
9780801463945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450518.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines tensions and conflicts in the labor processes of manufacturing firms and how those tensions have been addressed by employers and states. It considers six common strategies used ... More


Is Japan's Innovative Capacity in Decline?

Lee Branstetter and Yoshiaki Nakamura

in Structural Impediments to Growth in Japan

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226060217
eISBN:
9780226060231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226060231.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter documents, at the microlevel and the aggregate level, a slowdown in the growth rate of Japanese research productivity. Following a decade of convergence with the United States in terms ... More


Mediation Marginalized: Home Economics in Government and Business, 1940–1970

Carolyn M. Goldstein

in Creating Consumers: Home Economists in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835531
eISBN:
9781469601700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807872383_goldstein.11
Subject:
History, Economic History

After 1940, home economists maintained an active role in manufacturing firms, power companies, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), but under changing circumstances. This chapter discusses ... More


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