Production Organizations in Japanese Economic Development
By (author) Tetsuji Okazaki
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Production Organizations in Japanese Economic Development by Tetsuji Okazaki
Book DescriptionIn this important new book, the authors explore how production was organized in the context of the economic development of modern Japan. Production organizations are taken to mean the long-term relationships which economic agents create for production, based on employment contracts or long-term transactions. This includes hierarchical organizations such as factories and corporations, but also flexible arangements such as subcontracting. Modern Japanese economic development is characterized by the co-evolution of these two types of production organizations, while American economic development in the modern period is characterized by the development of a mass production system based on large hierarchical organizations. The question is raised as to why and how a certain type of organization proliferated in a certain industry in a certain period, and what the role of that organization was in coordinating production and giving incentives to the economic agents involved. The result is a comparative institutional analysis of the organizational foundations of Japanese economic development in the modern period.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415391801
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Tetsuji Okazaki
Production Organizations in Japanese Economic Development, Paperback (November 2013)
In this important book, the author explores how production was organised in the context of the economic development of modern Japan.
Japanese Economic System and Its Historical Origins, Hardback (August 1999)» View all books by Tetsuji Okazaki
Japan's rise from defeat in World War II to its position as one of the world's foremost economies is the focus of this volume. It examines the origins of the Japanese economic system, and argues that the special features of the Japanese system were all deliberately created during militarization.
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Author Biography - Tetsuji Okazaki
Tetsuji Okazaki is at the University of Tokyo
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