© 2013

Hybrid Factories in Latin America

Japanese Management Transferred

  • Katsuo Yamazaki
  • Wooseok Juhn
  • Tetsuo Abo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. A Bird’s Eye View of Foreign Investments in Latin America

  3. Analytical Methodology of Our Research — Mainly in Mexico, Brazil and Argentina

  4. Case Analyses of the Strategies of Automotive Assembling Enterprises in Latin America

  5. Case Analyses of the Strategies of Electronics Enterprises in Latin America

  6. Conclusion: Characteristic Patterns of Hybrid Factories and of Strategies in Latin America

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213

About this book


Explores the Latin American economy and management through the study of Japanese companies in countries such as Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. Based on detailed case studies, this volume offers a bird's eye view of foreign investments in Latin America.


Foreign Investment management strategy

Editors and affiliations

  • Katsuo Yamazaki
    • 1
  • Wooseok Juhn
    • 2
  • Tetsuo Abo
    • 3
  1. 1.Shizuoka Sangyo UniversityJapan
  2. 2.Chukyo UniversityJapan
  3. 3.Tokyo UniversityJapan

About the editors

KATSUO YAMAZAKI is a pofessor at the School of Management, Shizuoka Sangyo University, Japan. He received his BA from Keio University, Japan, an MBA from the University of Detroit Mercy, USA, and a DIBA from Nova Southeastern University, USA. He has twenty-one years of international business experience at Furukawa Electric Company, a global Fortune-listed company, and has been a member of the Academy of International Business since 2001.

WOOSEOK JUHN  is a Professor at Chukyo University, Japan. 

TETSUO ABO is a member of the Department of Economics, Teikyo University, and Professor Emeritus at Teikyo University, Japan. His research focuses on Japanese management and production systems in an international context and management geography. His publications include Hybrid Factory: The Japanese Production System in the United States and The Hybrid Factories in Europe: The Japanese Management and Production System Transferred.

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