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Routledge Handbook of Japanese Business and Management

Edited by: Parissa Haghirian

Print publication date:  February  2016
Online publication date:  January  2016

Print ISBN: 9780415734189
eBook ISBN: 9781315832661
Adobe ISBN: 9781317859550

10.4324/9781315832661
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The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Business and Management provides a comprehensive overview of management and business processes and practices in Japanese companies. The contributors combine theoretical findings and research results with a practical and contemporary view on how corporations and firms are managed in Japan.

The handbook is divided into eight sections covering:

  • historical perspectives on Japanese management;
  • structure and theory of the Japanese firm;
  • the corporate environment in Japan;
  • the Japanese work environment;
  • the Japanese market;
  • manufacturing and logistics;
  • interaction and communication;
  • the future of Japanese management.

This book is an essential reference resource for students and scholars working on Japanese companies, the Japanese market-place, Japanese consumers, or management processes in the Japanese firm. The book also provides an interesting and informative read for managers who need to deepen their knowledge on Japanese business processes.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The historical development of Japanese corporate management: 1603–1945 Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Japanese management in the twentieth century Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Keiretsu  Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Japanese family businesses Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Corporate governance Download PDF
Chapter  7:  M&A in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Japanese tax system Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Corporate legislation in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Japanese stock market Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Entrepreneurship in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Accounting in Japanese corporations Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Japanese employment law Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The recruitment processes in the Japanese firm Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Promotion and compensation Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Company welfare benefit systems Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Equality in the Japanese firm Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Leaders and leadership in Japanese companies Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Diversity in the Japanese firm Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Japanese consumer behaviour Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Japanese consumer rights Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Consumer/market research Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Japanese marketing Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Japanese retailing Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Japanese production management and just-in-time systems Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Japanese supply chain management Download PDF
Chapter  27:  ‘Hollowing-out’ – Japanese production overseas Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Kaizen: concepts and strategies Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Consumer goods distribution and logistics in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Japanese negotiation styles and decision-making processes Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Knowledge management in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Strategic management Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Emerging topics in Japanese management research Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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