Einzelheiten1999, ISBN 3-540-64035-5, Springer Verlag, Berlin et al., 448 S.
Japanese Management in the Low Growth Era: Between Shocks and Internal Evolution
Japanese firms are in the midst of the most protracted economic crisis in their post-war history. The end of the „bubble economy“ has led to a long era of low growth. This change in the general business environment has profound consequences for the management and the organization of corporate Japan, as well as for the theory of the Japanese firm. The contributions to this book cover a broad range of subjects, from the strategies and organizational structures of firms to their management of human resources and innovation processes in the 1990s. These changes are systematically commented on by field specialists from abroad, especially Europe, relating the situation in Japan to comparable developments in other countries.
Flexible Employment in Japanese Retailing. Toward a Just-in-time Employment Management
Commentary: Flexible Employment in Japanese Retailing. Comparisons with Canada and Questions Concerning the Segmentation Theory
Japanese Corporate R&D in the 1990s. Change and Continuity
Commentary: Japanese R&D Management Practices. The Globalization Challenge
The Phase Variety of Product Systems and System-Based Differentiation: An Alternative View on Organizational Capabilities of the Japanese Firm for Product Innovation
Commentary: System-Based Differentiation in Japanese Firms. Comments from a German Perspective
Transformation of the Japanese Management System: A Contingency View
Will Japanese and French "Exceptionalisms" Vanish? The Convergence Hypothesis Reconsidered
Managing in a Low Growth Era - The End of Managerial Idiosyncrasies?
Japanese Management Practices in Historical Perspective
Role of Inter-organizational Networks. The Case of Japanese Corporate Groups
Commentary: Externalization and Inter-organizational Networks. How Globalization Transforms the Japanese Model
Modes of Corporate Internationalization. Japanese FDI Strategies in Asia-Pacific
Japanese Companies in Europe. Their Strategies and Management Practices
Presidential Turnover and Performance in the Japanese Firm: The Evolution and Change of the Contingent Governance Structure under the Main Bank System
Corporate Pension Schemes, Corporate Pension Governance, and State (De-) Regulation in Japan
After Quasi-LBO Discipline. A Historical Reflection on Japanese Corporate Governance
Commentary: From Voice to Exit? Corporate Finance Management and Corporate Governance
Recession and Globalization. What Future for Japanese Industrial "Keiretsu"?
A Changing Image of Japanese Small Entrepreneurs
Commentary: A New Step in the Evolution of Japanese Industrial Networks?
Human Resource Management in Japanese Firms Undergoing Transition. A Hierarchical Approach
Limits and Latitude of Labour Adjustment Strategies in Japanese Companies
Externalization of Organizations and the Dual Governance Structure