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Managerial Behaviour of French and Japanese Firms

  • Masaru Yoshimori

Abstract

From 1951 to 1988, France was the fifth largest Western European host country for Japanese FDI, after Britain, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, and West Germany. In 1988, France became the second most important country, after Britain, in terms of the number of investments, and the third, after Britain and the Netherlands, in terms of the value of investments (Ministry of Finance statistics, 1990). Without doubt, the importance of France as a host country for Japanese direct investment in Europe is growing. Despite increasingly close economic relationships between France and Japan, as the above statistics indicate, French business ideologies and behaviour are not well understood by Japanese managers. The same could be said of French firms with regard to their knowledge of Japanese business values and practices.

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Civil Servant Chief Executive Business People Japanese Firm European Firm 
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