Japanese Management Structures 1920 80

STUDIES IN THE MODERN JAPANESE ECONOMY General Editors: MALCOLM FALKUs, The University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales; and Kojiro NIINO, ... JAPANESE MANAGEMENT STRUCTURES, 192080 Yoshitaka Suzuki Professor of Business History.

Japanese Management Structures  1920   80

Part of a series on the modern Japanese economy which explores all the major areas of Japanese economic life, this book examines the managerial hierarchies of large-scale Japanese industrial companies since their emergence.

The Japanese Enterprise System

Suzuki's most recent formulation of his findings appears in Japanese Management Structures , 1920-80 ( London : Macmillan , 1991 ) . Unfortunately , Suzuki's new book appeared after mine was already in Press . 41. Ibid . 20-30 . 42.

The Japanese Enterprise System

This volume merges four streams of inquiry and interpretation in a study of the evolution and emergence of Japan's leading industrial firms during the twentieth century. First, it is a historical study of how the industrial institutions of modern Japan appeared and matured. Second, it is anorganization study of the basic forms of social and economic interaction in Japan. Third, it is a development study of how circumstances of rapid technical and economic change have shaped the Japanese business system. It is also a strategy study of how Japanese managers have responded to andshaped these circumstances. This fourfold synthesis offers a model of institutional development under conditions of late economic development and private initiative that falls somewhere between a capitalist development state and a free market economy. Business policy rather than industrial policy is accentuated, revealing aset of robust institutions and a dynamic to activate and interrelate them.

Japanese Management in the Low Growth Era

SUZUKI, Y. (1991): Japanese Management Structures 192080. London: MacMillan. Japanese Management Practices in Historical Perspective Tsunehiko Yu.I 1 Introduction Managing in a Low Growth Era—The End of Managerial Idiosyncrasies? 11.

Japanese Management in the Low Growth Era

Japanese firms are in the midst of the most protracted economic crisis in their post-war history. The end of the "bubble economy" has led to a long era of low growth. This change in the general business environment has profound consequences for the management and the organization of corporate Japan, as well as for the theory of the Japanese firm. The contributions to this book cover a broad range of subjects, from the strategies and organizational structures to the management of human resources and innovation processes in the 1990s. These changes are systematically commented on by field specialists from abroad, especially Europe, relating the situation in Japan to comparable developments in other countries.

The Structure of the Japanese Economy

STUDIES IN THE MODERN JAPANESE ECONOMY General Editors: Malcolm Falkus, University of New England, Armidale, ... ECONOMY Yoshitaka Suzuki JAPANESE MANAGEMENT STRUCTURES, 192080 Seiichiro Yonekura THE JAPANESE IRON AND STEEL INDUSTRY, ...

The Structure of the Japanese Economy

This book illuminates the characteristics of the Japanese economy comprehensively and analyses how and why they have been changing. The contributors to this fifteen-paper volume are internationally-known and leading researchers of the Japanese economy. Following the overview chapter, the book covers such areas as the Japanese firm, the labour market, consumption and saving patterns, financial markets, macroeconomic policies and international economic relations.

Japan s Top Management from the Inside

STUDIES IN THE MODERN JAPANESE ECONOMY General Editors: Malcolm Falkus, University of New England, Armidale, ... THE STRUCTURE OF THE JAPANESE ECONOMY Yoshitaka Suzuki: JAPANESE MANAGEMENT STRUCTURES, 192080 Toshiaki Tachibanaki.

Japan s Top Management from the Inside

A challenge to superficial and mistaken assumptions about Japan's top management among foreign businessmen, such as Japanese management's supposed long-term outlook, slow decision-making, and strong desire for new technologies. The hard facts to destroy these myths is provided, based on interviews with managers in 100 top Japanese firms. Current Japanese management practice is placed in the context of the business relations developed to rebuild the shattered economy after World War Two, and the monumental changes which took place after the crash of the bubble economy in 1992. New scenarios for Japan's future are discussed and examined.

International Human Resource Management in Japanese Firms

`Don't copy Japanese firms' organizational styles.' Tokyo Business Today 62 (6), 35. Simon, J. H. (1991). ... `Cultural baggage and the adaptation of expatriate American and Japanese managers. ... Japanese Management Structures 1920±80.

International Human Resource Management in Japanese Firms

This book examines possibly the greatest challenge facing Japanese multinationals as they continue to expand their foreign direct investment: how to integrate local managers into the management process of overseas subsidiaries as well as in that of the parent companies themselves. In the majority of Japanese subsidiaries, management control has remained in the hands of Japanese managers at extremely high cost, but now Japanese firms are being forced to consider integrating local nationals into the management process of their companies, a process which may yield significant competitive advantage.

Knowledge Management

21 W. K. Tabb, The Postwar Japanese System: Cultural Economy and Economic Transformation (Oxford, 1995). 22 H. Morikawa, 'The Role ... 30 Y. Suzuki, Japanese Management Structures 192080 (Basingstoke, 1991). 31 J. Abegglen & G. Stalk, ...

Knowledge Management

This shortform book presents key peer-reviewed research selected by expert series editors and contextualised by new analysis from each author on the subject of knowledge management in industrial history. With contributions on knowledge management, knowledge transfer, knowledge loss, knowledge creation, competition and co-operation in producing skilled employees, and ownership structures and their relation to knowledge management, this volume provides an array of fascinating insights into industrial history. Of interest to business and economic historians, this shortform book also provides analysis and illustrative case-studies that will be valuable reading across the social sciences.

Management and Business in Britain and France

Linkages and not unitary corporate structures facilitated Chandler's investment in management , manufacturing , and ... Y. Suzuki , Japanese Management Structures , 1920-80 ( Lon- don , 1991 ) ; C. Johnson , MITI and the Japanese ...

Management and Business in Britain and France

A comparison of economic and business development in Britain and France in the 19th and 20th centuries. With a mixture of case-studies, sectoral analysis, and comparison, this book is a useful addition to an understanding of the evolution of business organization, competitiveness, and performance.

The Japan Handbook

Suzuki Yoshitaka, Japanese Management Structures, 1920-80, London: Macmillan, and New York: St Martin's Press, 1991 An excellent, though frequently technical, account of the emergence of Japanese ...

The Japan Handbook

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Management and Industry

... Japanese Management Structures 192080 (London: Macmillan, 1991).) I have argued elsewhere (Quail, 'proprietors and managers', Introduction) that globalisation has tended to iron out national corporate differences so that they ...

Management and Industry

This shortform book presents key peer-reviewed research selected by expert series editors and contextualised by new analysis from each author on how the specific field addressed has evolved. With contributions on the ‘historic turn’ in management studies, workers’ rights, occupational health, industrial networks and the development of the organisation, practices and principles of large UK businesses, this volume provides an array of fascinating insights into industrial history. Of interest to business and economic historians, this shortform book also provides analysis and illustrative case-studies that will be valuable reading across the social sciences.

History Of Law In Japan Since 1868

To name but a few examples, in 1928–29 Mitsui Trading alone accounted for some 15 percent of Japan's total exports and some 14 percent of its ... 153 Figures cited after Y. Suzuki, Japanese Management Structures, 192080, at 46 (1991).

History Of Law In Japan Since 1868

A careful analysis of Japan's dealings with its legal system through a time of unprecedented change (1868- 1960). A must for scholars of Japanese studies, historians and jurists alike.

Japan since 1945

Dynamic and Immobilist Politics in Japan ( Basingstoke , 1988 ) . Suzuki , Yoshitaka , Japanese Management Structures 1920-80 ( London , 1991 ) . Teidemann , Arthur E. , ' Big Business and Politics in Prewar Japan ' , in James W. Morley ...

Japan since 1945

Few historians have attempted an account of Japan since 1945 yet the country's emergence as the second largest economy in the world has been one of the most dramatic and significant developments since the Second World War. Dennis Smith's work takes a deliberately historical approach in the belief that it is impossible to assess the nature of post-war Japan's achievement without first considering the significance of the pre-war and wartime legacy. It blends politics and economics, aware that in Japan the close links between the worlds of politics, government and of business deny rigid divisions.

The Competitive Advantages of Far Eastern Business

128–59; H. Morikawa, Zaibatsu (Tokyo, 1992); Y. Suzuki, Japanese Management Structures, 192080 (London, 1991); P. A. Genther, A History of Japan's Business-Government Relationship: The Passenger ...

The Competitive Advantages of Far Eastern Business

This volume discusses the causes of economic achievement in the leading East Asian countries in relation to the Porter thesis which links economic success with the capabilities of indigenous industrial clusters.

Fifty Key Figures in Management

Biographical Dictionary of Management, Bristol: Thoemmes Press, 2001, vol. 1, pp. 467-9. Suzuki, Y., Japanese Management Structures, 1920-80, Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1991. Notes From Sony's corporate history, quoted in E. Abe, 'Ibuka, ...

Fifty Key Figures in Management

Fifty Key Figures in Management is a collection of biographies of fifty people who have helped to make management what it is today - through their ideas, writings and teachings, through practical example and leadership, or both. Featuring business leaders such as Henry Ford, Jack Welch and Bill Gates, all of whom were pioneers in business pratice, the book also includes thinkers and consultants who have helped to redefine the way we think about management, such as Ohmae Kenichi, Fukuzawa Yukichi, Tom Peters and Charles Handy. Moreover, new and emerging aspects of management are covered through the inclusion of such cutting-edge thinkers as Arie de Geus, Max Boisot and Nonaka Ikujiro. Taken together, the fifty biographies presented here described how management emerged as a modern discipline and grew into its present form. Organization, strategy, marketing, production management, human resource management and knowledge management all come together to show how management is a multi-faceted discipline.

Japan s Computer and Communications Industry

Sigurdson , J. , 1982 , ' Technological Change , Economic Security , and Technology Politics in Japan ' , Technology and Culture Occasional Report ... Suzuki , Y. , 1991 , Japanese Management Structures 1920-80 , Macmillan , London .

Japan s Computer and Communications Industry

Computers, telecommunications equipment, semiconductors - the products and technologies of the information and communications (IC) industry have transformed our world. Most of these products were initially developed in Western countries, but by the early 1990s some of the world's largestcompanies in the field were Japanese. This book explains the resurgence of Japan's IC giants, their global status, and their strengths and weaknesses. Empirical scrutiny of their evolution is the author's own theory of the most appropriate method for studying the dynamics of long-term industrialchange. While the Japanese motor vehicle and consumer electronics industries have been relatively well analysed, there are no comprehensive up-to-date studies of the Japanese IC industry. This book addresses the questions consequently left unanswered: How were Japanese IC companies able tocatch up with their western rivals--and in some cases overtake them? How have Japanese IC companies responded to the post-IBM world of computing? Why do they remain primarily dependent on the Japanese market? Why do they combine competences in computers, semiconductors, and telecommunicationsequipment, while their US counterparts are far more specialized? What role has been played by the Japanese government and the system of controlled competition in their success? Will Japanese IC companies become increasingly competitive internationally in the future? The author extends theevolutionary approach to the organization of the firm and industry developed by such writers as Schumpeter, Nelson, Winter, and Chandler. He argues that in order to understand the evolution of companies and industries, it is necessary to create a theory of the firm capable of encompassing thedevelopment of real firms in the real world in real time. This approach stresses the importance of the beliefs that are constructed in the firm under conditions of 'interpretive ambiguity', which guide the firm's decisions and its reactions to new technologies. Lengthy analyses of NEC and NTT (byfar the world's largest company in terms of market value; its future currently under government scrutiny), and of the computing, switiching, and optical fibre industries, illustrate these concepts. Based on over 600 personal interviews over eight years with Japanese leaders, this book providesimportant new material on the past, present, and future of Japanese industry.

Banking The State and Industrial Promotion in Developing Japan 1900 73

Studies in the Modern Japanese Economy General Editors: Malcolm Falkus, University of New England, Armidale, ... Okabe (editor) THE STRUCTURE OF THE JAPANESE ECONOMY Yoshitaka Suzuki JAPANESE MANAGEMENT STRUCTURES, 192080 Toshiaki ...

Banking  The State and Industrial Promotion in Developing Japan  1900 73

This book researches banking structure in developing Japan and gives insight into how Japan's banks have become embroiled in recent financial crisis. It re-evaluates the role and function of Japan's commercial banks among its corporate groupings and proves that the behaviour of banks heading corporate groups has characterized the economic system, and that the banks could not have established a long-term capital lending business until the beginning of the 1970s.

Japan in the International Financial System

Since the 1950s Japan's economy has grown at a rate unparalleled elsewhere and, despite predictions that such ... Okabe (editor) THE STRUCTURE OF THE JAPANESE ECONOMY Yoshitaka Suzuki JAPANESE MANAGEMENT STRUCTURES, 192080 Japan in the ...

Japan in the International Financial System

Japan experienced a remarkable growth in international finance, through a series of liberalization measures in the 1980s. However, her position in the global financial system is still limited, as the reserve currency share of yen illustrates. Why does such a contrast exist? Historical comparison with Britain and the United States as well as extensive data provide a key to answer the question.

Big Business and the Wealth of Nations

3 Yoshitaka Suzuki , Japanese management structures , 1920-80 , London , Macmillan , 1991 . 4 Tsunehiko Yui , " The enterprise system in Japan : Preliminary considerations on internal and external structural relations , " in Japanese ...

Big Business and the Wealth of Nations

Written in nontechnical terms, Big Business and the Wealth of Nations explains how the dynamics of big business have influenced national and international economies in the twentieth century. A path-breaking study, it provides the first systematic treatment of big business in advanced, emerging, and centrally planned economies from the late nineteenth century, when big businesses first appeared in American and West European manufacturing, to the present. These essays, written by internationally known historians and economists, help one to understand the essential role and functions of big businesses, past and present.

World Textile Industry

Suzuki, Y. (1985) 'The formation of management structure in Japanese industrials 1920–40', Business History 27, 2: 257–282. Suzuki, Y. (1991) Japanese Management Structures, 192080, Basingstoke: Macmillan.

World Textile Industry

This book analyzes the competitive forces which dominate this major sector, and traces how the nature of competition has evolved during the last two hundred years. Through an analysis of key factors, including demand, related and supporting industries, firm strategy, structure and national rivalry, chance and government policy, the author explains how and why the locus of competitive advantage in textiles and apparel has moved from country to country, particularly in the period since 1945.

Organization and Strategy in the Evolution of the Enterprise

Hazama, H. (1964) Nihon Romukanri Shi Kenkyu (History of Labor Management in Japan), pp. 63–6. Yonekawa. ... Suzuki, Y. (1991) Japanese Management Structures, 192080, pp. 33–4. Nakagawa, K. Bloomington paper, op. cit.

Organization and Strategy in the Evolution of the Enterprise

This book examines the role of competence, organization and strategies of firms in industrial dynamics linking economic, management and historical perspectives. In the first part of the book, a series of economic and managerial contributions discuss the concepts, dimensions and effects of routines, competence, adaptation, learning, organizational structure and strategies in the evolution of industrial enterprises at the theoretical and empirical levels. In the second part of the book, a series of historical papers examine these issues in a longterm perspective for the United States, Japan and several European countries.