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Internationalization, Corporate Preferences and Commercial Policy in Japan

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Hidetaka Yoshimatsu
    Pages 1-9
  3. Hidetaka Yoshimatsu
    Pages 33-47
  4. Hidetaka Yoshimatsu
    Pages 85-123
  5. Hidetaka Yoshimatsu
    Pages 160-200
  6. Hidetaka Yoshimatsu
    Pages 201-216
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 217-267

About this book


This book examines how the internationalization of corporate activities has affected the commercial policy preferences of Japanese corporations. Using case studies of three industrial sectors and of Keidanren (Japan's most influential business federation), the author argues that growth of international operations is one of the major reasons why internationally oriented firms and their main business federation have committed themselves to promoting the opening of keiretsu groups, and to promoting market access for foreign firms and products. The book includes much new and valuable information about business-government relations, political conflict and policy making and implementation processes in Japan.


business conflict electronics growth information Internationalisation internationalization investment Japan liberalization Mobile science and technology textile industry trade trade policy

About the authors

HIDETAKA YOSHIMATSU is Research Associate Professor at the International Centre for the Study of East Asian Development (ICSEAD) in Kitakyushu, Japan. Dr Yoshimatsu received his M.A. from the University of Warwick and PhD from the Australian National University.

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