Auto Parts Industry

  • Tatsuya Ohmori


The Japanese economy is widely regarded as a model of industrialization. The growth of the country’s auto industry is a central feature of its rise to global industrial leadership. Studies of the automotive sector usually concern whether its success offers lessons applicable elsewhere. Some argue that Japan’s economic growth reflects the influence of the country’s unique social structure on industrial organization and behavior. That organization is known as keiretsu, groups of cooperating firms linked horizontally or vertically through business transactions, cross-shareholdings, and other mechanisms. The role of keiretsu is considered a key to the auto industry’s competitiveness.


Auto Industry Industrial Association Technology License Part Supplier Part Industry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tatsuya Ohmori
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  1. 1.Seigakuin UniversitySaitamaJapan

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