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Business networks in Japan : supplier-customer interaction in product development /
Jens Laage-Hellman.
imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 1997.
description
xii, 164 p. : ill.
ISBN
0415148693 (hardbound)
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imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 1997.
isbn
0415148693 (hardbound)
catalogue key
1041646
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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The remarkable success of Japanese industry has frequently been attributed to the inter-corporate alliances and networks that exist in the Japanese economic system. Many commentators argue that is has been these networks that have been key to both the rapid growth and success of Japanese industry.Business Networks in Japanexplores the creation of supplier-customer networks through case studies of two of Japan's largest companies: the Toshiba Corporation and the Nippon Steel Corporation. Jens Laage-Hellman examines the advantages that have been gained from cooperation with suppliers and customers in industrial markets and how they have been utilized to develop and commercialize new products. Importantly, the study reveals the differences and similarities in the networking and interacting behavior of Japanese and Western companies, highlighting the importance of the Japanese industrial culture in fully realizing the benefits of networks.
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This study of Japanese business networks reveals the differences and similarities in the behavior of Japanese and Western companies, highlighting the importance of the Japanese industrial culture in fully realising the benefits of networks.
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This volume explores the creation of supplier-customer networks through case studies of two of Japan's largest companies: the Toshiba Corporation and the Nippon Steel Corporation. It compares the behaviour of Japanese and Western companies, highlighting the importance of the Japanese industrial culture in fully realising the benefits of networks.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
Technological Development in Industrial Marketsp. 8
Methodologyp. 34
Development and Commercialization of Zn-Fe Alloy Coated Steel Sheet for Autobodiesp. 37
Development and Commercialization of Structural Fine Ceramicsp. 65
Case Analysisp. 102
A Concluding Note on the Interacting and Networking Behavior of Japanese Companiesp. 131
Notesp. 150
Bibliographyp. 154
Indexp. 159
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