Business enterprise in Japan : views of leading Japanese economists / edited by Kenichi Imai and Ryutaro Komiya ; translation edited and introduced by Ronald Dore and Hugh Whittaker

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Subjects: Industrial management--Japan
Business enterprises--Japan
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English, Japanese (translated from)
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c1994
LC Classification: H, HD
Table of Contents: Contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction / Ronald Dore, Hugh Whittaker 1
1. Characteristics of Japanese Firms / Kenichi Imai, Ryutaro Komiya 19
2. Toward an Economic Model of the Japanese Firm / Masahiko Aoki 39
3. The "Human-Capital-ism" of the Japanese Firm as an Integrated System / Hiroyuki Itami 73
4. The Provision of Resources and Barriers to Exit / Tadao Kagono, Takao Kobayashi 89
5. Interfirm Relations and Long-Term Continuous Trading / Motoshige Ito 105
6. Enterprise Groups / Kenichi Imai 117
7. Subcontracting Relationships: The Automobile Industry / Yoshiro Miwa 141
8. Organizational Structure and Behavior in Research and Development / Ryuhei Wakasugi 159
9. Profitability and Competitiveness / Hiroyuki Odagiri 179
10. Plant and Equipment Investment / Yoshiyasu Ono, Hiroshi Yoshikawa 195
11. Product Development and Innovation / Ikujiro Nonaka 209
12. The Employment System and Human Resource Management / Kazutoshi Koshiro 225
13. Intellectual Skills and Long-Term Competition / Kazuo Koike 261
14. On the Determinants of Bonuses and Basic Wages in Large Japanese Firms / Isao Ohashi 275
15. The Privatization of Public Enterprises: Background and Results / Masu Uekusa 311
16. Public Utilities: The Gas and Electric Power Utilities / Tetsuya Kishimoto 333
17. The Cooperative as a Business Enterprise / Naomi Saeki 345
18. The Life Insurance Company as a Business Enterprise / Ryutaro Komiya 365
Bibliography 387
Index 409
Alternate Title(s): Nihon no kigyō.
Additional Authors: Imai, Kenʼichi
Komiya, Ryūtarō, 1928-
Dore, Ronald Philip
Whittaker, D. H. (D. Hugh)
Notes: LCCN: 94011954
ISBN: 0262090325
Includes bibliographical references (p. [387]-408) and index
Contents: Characteristics of Japanese firms / Kenichi Imai, Ryutaro Komiya -- Toward an economic model of the Japanese film / Masahiko Aoki -- The "human-capital-ism" of the Japanese film as an integrated system / Hiroyuki Itami -- The provision of resources and barriers to exit / Tadao Kagono, Takao Kobayashi -- Interfirm relations and long-term continuous trading / Motoshige Ito -- Enterprise groups / Kenichi Imai -- Subcontracting relationships: the automobile industry / Yoshiro Miwa -- Organizational structure and behavior in research and development / Ryuhei Wakasugi --
Contents: Profitability and competitiveness / Hiroyuki Odagiri -- Plant and equipment investment / Yoshiyasu Ono, Hiroshi Yoshikawa -- Product development and innovation / Ikujiro Nonaka -- The employment system and human resource management / Kazutoshi Koshiro -- Intellectual skills and long-term competition / Kazuo Koike -- On the determinants of bonuses and basic wages in large Japanese films / Isao Ohashi -- The privatization of public enterprises: background and results / Masu Uekusa -- Public utilities: the gas and electric power utilities / Tetsuya Kishimoto --
Contents: The cooperative as a business enterprise / Naomi Saeki -- The life insurance company as a business enterprise / Ryutaro Komiya
Physical Description: vii, 417 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
OCLC Number: 30155838
ISBN/ISSN: 0262090325

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