Japanese Management in the Low Growth Era

Between External Shocks and Internal Evolution

  • Daniel Dirks
  • Jean-François Huchet
  • Thierry Ribault

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Structure, Strategy and Internationalization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 20-20
    2. Jean-François Huchet, Daniel Dirks, Thierry Ribault
      Pages 1-11
  3. Corporate Governance and Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Norihisa Yoshimura, Yasuhiro Ueno, Tadao Kagono
      Pages 21-35
    3. Yoshiya Teramoto, Naoto Iwasaki, Tōru Takai
      Pages 37-58
    4. Dieter Ernst
      Pages 59-71
    5. Klaus Grefermann
      Pages 109-118
  4. Industrial Organization

  5. Human Resource Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Susumu Watanabe
      Pages 207-227
    3. Yannick Lung
      Pages 229-239
  6. Innovation and Technology Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. Jacques Jaussaud
      Pages 263-266
    3. Jacques Jaussaud
      Pages 291-294
    4. Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay
      Pages 313-322
  7. Change and Continuity: On the Transformation of the Japanese Management System

  8. Change and Continuity: On the Transformation of the Japanese Management System

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 425-438

About these proceedings


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 to the 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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel Dirks
    • 1
  • Jean-François Huchet
    • 2
  • Thierry Ribault
    • 3
  1. 1.Deutsches Institut für JapanstudienChiyoda-ku TōkyōJapan
  2. 2.Centre d’Etudes Français sur la Chine ContemporaineCentralHong Kong
  3. 3.IFRESI-CNRSLilleFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63518-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-58257-8
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