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Corporate Governance in Japan: Institutional Change and Organizational Diversity

Masahiko Aoki, Gregory Jackson, and Hideaki Miyajima


This book uses comparative institutional analysis to explain differences in national economic performance. Countries have their own rules for corporate governance and they have different market arrangements; and these differences in rules and organization affect the way firms behave. Countries also tend to develop conventions of organizational architecture whether their hierarchies are functional, horizontal, or decentralized. This affects the way in which they process information, and information management is increasingly seen as being of crucial importance to a firm's performance. This book ... More

Keywords: comparative institutional analysis, national economic performance, corporate governance, functional hierarchies, horizontal hierarchies, decentralized hierarchies, information management, game theory, contract theory, information theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199284511
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284511.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Masahiko Aoki, editor
Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Professor Emeritus of Japanese Studies, Stanford University
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Gregory Jackson, editor
Senior Lecturer in Strategy & Comparative Management, Kings College, London
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Hideaki Miyajima, editor
Vice Director of Waseda Institute of Finance, and Professor, Waseda University
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Front Matter

Part I Changes in Ownership and Finance

Part II Changes in Organization, Employment, and Corporate Boards

Part III Diversity and Institutional Change

End Matter