© 2004

The Hybrid Factory in Europe

The Japanese Management and Production System Transferred

  • Hiroshi Kumon
  • Tetsuo Abo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction: Analytical Perspectives on Japanese Factories in Europe

  3. Japanese FDI and Production in Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Tetsuji Kawamura
      Pages 75-99
    3. Kunio Kamiyama
      Pages 100-118
    4. Tetsuo Abo
      Pages 119-134
    5. Du-Sop Cho, Je-Wheon Oh
      Pages 135-157
    6. Hiroshi Itagaki
      Pages 158-174
    7. Kunio Kamiyama
      Pages 175-183
    8. Rolf D. Schlunze
      Pages 184-194
  4. Japanese Companies in Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Hiroshi Itagaki
      Pages 197-202
    3. Nobuo Kawabe
      Pages 203-209
    4. Yanshu Hao, Tetsuo Abo
      Pages 210-216
    5. Yanshu Hao
      Pages 217-223
    6. Wooseok Juhn
      Pages 224-230
    7. Kunio Kamiyama
      Pages 231-239
    8. Hiroshi Kumon
      Pages 240-245

About this book


This book evaluates the conditions for the international transfer of Japanese-style management and production techniques to Europe. Using an investigation of Japanese manufacturing companies with operations in Europe, the authors shed light on 'hybrid factories', which combine elements of Japanese and European management and production techniques.


European Management management production

Editors and affiliations

  • Hiroshi Kumon
    • 1
  • Tetsuo Abo
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Social SciencesHosei UniversityJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of EconomicsTeikyo UniversityJapan

About the editors

DU-SOP CHO Professor, Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya, University, Japan YAN-SHU HAO Professor, School of Business Administration, Meiji University, Japan HIROSHI ITAGAKI Professor, Faculty of Economics, Musashi University, Japan WOOSEOK JUHN Associate Professor, Faculty of Business Administration, Chukyo University, Japan NOBUO KAWABE Professor, School of Commerce, Waseda University, Japan TETSUJI KAWAMURA Professor, Faculty of Economics, Musashi University, Japan KUNIO KAMIYAMA Professor, Faculty of Economics, Josai University, Japan JE-WHEON OH Associate Professor of Business Management, Takaoka National College, Japan ROLF SCHLUNZE Associate Professor, Faculty of Management, Otemon Gakuin University, Japan ZHI-JIA YUAN Professor, Faculty of Economics, Rissho University, Japan

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