Hybrid Factories in Latin America: Japanese Management Transferred

Hardcover | January 17, 2013

byKatsuo Yamazaki, Tetsuo AboEditorJ. Wooseok

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Offering a bird's eye view of foreign investments in Latin America, this volume informs us of how the economic and social environment affects management in Latin American subsidiaries and regional markets. It also presents Japan Multinational Enterprises Study Group (JMNESG) led by Dr. Abo, who visited 5 Japanese companies in Argentina, 15 in Brazil and 10 in Mexico. Exploring 30 companies in detail, the scores are analyzed by a hybrid theory of application and adaptation established by JMNESG. The companies JMNESG visited are located mainly in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico, but also in Chile and Venezuela, and include: Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Toshiba, and Panasonic. The authors discuss and explore the unique characteristics of Japanese management in Latin America in comparison with world-wide application scores and offer a summary of free trade zones.

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Offering a bird's eye view of foreign investments in Latin America, this volume informs us of how the economic and social environment affects management in Latin American subsidiaries and regional markets. It also presents Japan Multinational Enterprises Study Group (JMNESG) led by Dr. Abo, who visited 5 Japanese companies in Argentina...

KATSUO YAMAZAKI is a professor at the School of Management, Shizuoka Sangyo University, Japan. He received his BA from Keio University, Japan, an MBA from the University of Detroit Mercy, USA, and a DIBA from Nova Southeastern University, USA. He has twenty-one years of international business experience at Furukawa Electric Company, a...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:January 17, 2013Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Preface; K.Yamazaki, W.Juhn & T.Abo
Acknowledgments
Notes on Contributors
PART I: A BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF FOREIGN INVESTMENTS IN LATIN AMERICA

The Viewpoint of Research Analysis for Japanese-affiliated Enterprises in Latin America; K.Yamazaki
Industrialization and Transnational Corporations in Latin America; K.Serita
Labor and Society in Latin America: Historical Backgrounds and a New Direction; N.Yamada
Movement Toward Regional Markets in Latin America; J.Carrillo
PART II: ANALYTICAL METHODOLOGY OF OUR RESEARCH MAINLY IN MEXICO, BRAZIL AND ARGENTINA

Average Regional Application of the Japanese System on a Five-Point Scale, by Comparisons to Worldwide Application and Other Regions; W.Juhn
Japanese Hybrid Factories in Mexico; Z.Yuan
Japanese Hybrid Factories in Brazil; T.Abo
Japanese Hybrid Factories in Argentina; H.Itagaki
PART III: CASE ANALYSES FOR THE STRATEGIES OF AUTOMOTIVE ASSEMBLING ENTERPRISE IN LATIN AMERICA

Toyota Motor's Production Strategy in South America: Production in Brazil and Argentina; H.Kumon
Toyota's Production Operations in Mexico, Embedded into Toyota's North American Strategy; H.Higashi
Nissan Motor in Latin America, Mainly Nissan Mexicana; S.Orihashi
Honda in Brazil and Mexico - Starting with Production of Motorcycles and Going to Automobile Production; T.Abo
PART IV: CASE ANALYSES FOR THE STRATEGIES OF ELECTRONICS ENTERPRISES IN LATIN AMERICA

Toshiba Amazonas S.A. in Brazil; C.Shi & Y.Hao
Newsan S.A. The Joint Venture with Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.; T.Miyaji
PART V: CONCLUSION: CHARACTERISTIC PATTERNS OF HYBRID FACTORIES AND OF STRATEGIES IN LATIN AMERICA

A Review of the Hybrid Transfer Analysis, Highlighting the Latin American Hybrid Pattern; W.Juhn
Free Trade Zones and Corporate Strategies in Latin America; K.Yamazaki
Index