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Growth through Competition, Competition through Growth: Strategic Management and the Economy in Japan

Hiroyuki Odagiri


Two particularly distinctive features of Japanese management are growth pursuit—not by acquisitions, but by internal investment—and intensive competition within and between Japanese firms. This book examines these two central aspects and also looks at how Japanese firms maintain efficiency and flexibility under the apparently rigid system of ’lifetime’ employment. The author begins by enquiring into the financial and human aspects of the firm with particular emphasis on the human side. The motivation, behaviour, and organization of Japanese management are discussed and the consequences of Japa ... More

Keywords: competition, employment, firm, growth, industry, Japan, macroeconomy, management, motivation, organization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780198288732
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198288735.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hiroyuki Odagiri, author
University of Tsukuba