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The Japanese Firm: Sources of Competitive Strength

Masahiko Aoki and Ronald Dore


This book seeks to explain and understand aspects of the firm in the Japanese economic system, and to explain the corporate success of Japan. The book is interdisciplinary, uses theoretical and empirical work, and features contributions from the fields of institutional economics, organizational theory, economic history, and sociology. Major themes are the recognition of business practices and the recognition of the diversity of experience within Japan, for example, analysing small or medium-sized firms separately from large companies. Several chapters deal with the transferability or adaptabil ... More

Keywords: Japanese economic system, corporate success, institutional economics, organizational theory, economic history, sociology, Japanese business practices, Nordic context, Anglo-American context

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780198288152
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288152.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Masahiko Aoki, editor
Kyoto University, Japan, and Stanford University, USA
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Ronald Dore, editor
London School of Economics, and at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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