© 1998

Japan’s Top Management from the Inside


Part of the Studies in the Modern Japanese Economy book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Makiko Yamada
    Pages 1-16
  3. Makiko Yamada
    Pages 17-68
  4. Makiko Yamada
    Pages 69-126
  5. Makiko Yamada
    Pages 189-248
  6. Makiko Yamada
    Pages 249-290
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 291-321

About this book


A challenge to superficial and mistaken assumptions about Japan's top management among foreign businessmen, such as Japanese management's supposed long-term outlook, slow decision-making, and strong desire for new technologies. The hard facts to destroy these myths is provided, based on interviews with managers in 100 top Japanese firms. Current Japanese management practice is placed in the context of the business relations developed to rebuild the shattered economy after World War Two, and the monumental changes which took place after the crash of the bubble economy in 1992. New scenarios for Japan's future are discussed and examined.


business capital capital market economy environment human resources management

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About the authors

Makiko Yamada teaches US Business History and Management at the University of Gakushuin.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Japan’s Top Management from the Inside
  • Authors M. Yamada
  • Series Title Studies in the Modern Japanese Economy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Economics & Finance Collection Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-66044-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-39794-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-230-37369-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 321
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Industrial Organization
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