• Ralf Bebenroth


This book deals with international business, in particular the Japanese mergers and acquisitions market. The main objective of the book is to investigate the structure of Japanese firms and the recent changes in a globalized M&A market. The whole book is divided into 15 chapters. The book starts with general issues of trade (Chaps. 2 and 3) and distribution issues (Chaps. 4 and 5). Chapters 6 to 11 deal with M&A and relevant issues for investments. The last four Chaps. (12 to 15) deal with the human side of things. Chapter 12, specifically, deals with a framework of organizational identification while Chap. 13 is an empirical piece. Chapter 14 discusses culture, and Chap. 15 discusses human resources, especially those who are expatriates in Japan.


Foreign Direct Investment Institutional Investor Procedural Justice Foreign Firm Organizational Identification 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kobe University Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration (RIEB)KobeJapan

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