The Japanese Business and Economic System

History and Prospects for the 21st Century

  • Masao Nakamura

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Masao Nakamura
      Pages 1-9
  3. Economic Growth and Industrial Relations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Takanobu Nakajima, Masao Nakamura, Kanji Yoshioka, Werner Antweiler
      Pages 13-45
    3. Takao Kato, Robert Hart
      Pages 46-85
    4. Keith Head, John Ries, Masanori Hashimoto
      Pages 86-111
  4. Transfer of Japanese Technology to Asia and North America

  5. Technology in Japanese Economic History

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Carl Mosk, Terry McGee
      Pages 180-224
  6. US-Japan Relations and the Japanese Economy

  7. Japanese Business Practices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. David Flath
      Pages 281-324
    3. Randall Morck, Masao Nakamura, Murray Frank
      Pages 325-363
    4. Kozo Horiuchi, Masao Nakamura
      Pages 364-384
  8. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 385-385
    2. Masao Nakamura
      Pages 387-392
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 393-402

About this book


Emerging from ten years of post-bubble recession, the Japanese business and economic system will need to enter a period of radical restructuring in order to return to the growth of former years and maintain its influential position in the development of new technologies. Japan's choices for the future will have a major impact on its global trading partners. In this edited collection of papers, an international range of contributors discuss the fundamental issues faced by the Japanese business and economic system from historical, analytical and empirical perspectives. Their conclusions combine to present a view of the path Japan should take to restore its economy to optimal growth in the 21st century, and show how this path will affect global markets.


economic growth growth macroeconomics

Editors and affiliations

  • Masao Nakamura
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration and Faculty of Applied ScienceKonwakaiJapan
  2. 2.Centre for Japanese Research, Institute of Asian ResearchUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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