Have Japanese Firms Changed?: The Lost Decade

Hardcover | December 15, 2010

EditorHiroaki Miyoshi, Yoshifumi Nakata

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If we ask simply whether Japanese business has changed, our answer must be an unequivocal yes and this is answered with a primary focus on technology, the traditional source of Japan's strong competitiveness. But if we ask whether Japanese firms have also changed in any substantive ways we must accept a less sanguine conclusion.

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If we ask simply whether Japanese business has changed, our answer must be an unequivocal yes and this is answered with a primary focus on technology, the traditional source of Japan's strong competitiveness. But if we ask whether Japanese firms have also changed in any substantive ways we must accept a less sanguine conclusion.

HIROAKI MIYOSHI is Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Institute of Technology, Enterprise and Competiveness at Doshisha University, Japan. Before joining Doshisha University in 2003, Professor Miyoshi worked at a major private-sector think tank for ten years, conducting research and making policy recommendations on a broad...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.82 × 5.67 × 0.98 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Introduction; H.Miyoshi  & Y.Nakata The Evolution of Japan''s Semiconductor Industry: Searching for Global Advantage; C.Brown  & G.Linden The Japanese Enterprise Software Industry: An Evolutionary and Comparative Perspective; R.E.Cole  & S.Fushimi The Evolution of Japan''s Human-Resource Management; M.Ishida  & A.Sato Have Japanese Engineers Changed?; Y.Nakata  & S.Miyazaki Strategic Alliances in the Japanese Economy: Types, Critiques, Embeddedness and Change; J.R.Lincoln  & E.W.Choi R&D Management in Japanese Manufacturing Firms: Technology Trade, R&D Outsourcing, and Joint R&D; A.Kawaura  & D.Miyamoto Foreign Direct Investment and Management in Japan: The Impact of Japanese Corporations'' Foreign Direct Investment Strategies on Managerial Decisions and Corporate Performance in Japan: An Analysis Based on Corporate-Level Microdata; J.Ma Why Do Japanese Companies File Patents in China? Empirical Findings from Japanese Firm-level Data; Y.Nakata  & X.Zhang Changing Ownership and Governance Innovation: Japanese Enterprises in Transition; A.M.Colpan, T.Hikino  & T.Yoshikawa Why Do Japanese Companies Issue Stock Options? Behind the Introduction of Stock Options in Japan: Theory of Shareholder Sovereignty vs. Theory of Managerial Sovereignty; H.Miyoshi  & T.Nakao Automotive Technology Policy in Japan; M.Kii, H.Miyoshi  & M.Sano Science and Technology Policy in Japan; T.Arimoto