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Description - The New Community Firm by D. Hugh Whittaker

After sweeping all before it in the 1980s, 'Japanese management' ran into trouble in the 1990s, especially in the high tech industries, prompting many to declare it had outlived its usefulness. From the late 1990s leading companies embarked on wide-ranging reforms designed to restore their entrepreneurial vigour. For some, this spelled the end of Japanese management; for others, little had changed. From the perspective of the community firm, Inagami and Whittaker examine changes to employment practices, corporate governance and management priorities, drawing on a rich combination of survey data and an in-depth study of Hitachi, Japan's leading general electric company and enterprise group. They find change and continuity, the emergence of a 'reformed model', but not the demise of the community firm. The model addresses both economic vitality and social fairness, within limits. This book offers unique insights into changes in Japanese management, corporations and society.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521843706
ISBN-10: 0521843707
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - D. Hugh Whittaker

Professor and Director, Institute for Technology, Enterprise and Competitiveness at Doshisha Management School, Kyoto. Dean and Professor of Sociology, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, University of Tokyo.

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