The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Business and Management provides a comprehensive overview of management and business processes and practices in Japanese companies. The contributors combine theoretical findings and research results with a practical and contemporary view on how corporations and firms are managed in Japan.
The handbook is divided into eight sections covering:
- historical perspectives on Japanese management;
- structure and theory of the Japanese firm;
- the corporate environment in Japan;
- the Japanese work environment;
- the Japanese market;
- manufacturing and logistics;
- interaction and communication;
- the future of Japanese management.
This book is an essential reference resource for students and scholars working on Japanese companies, the Japanese market-place, Japanese consumers, or management processes in the Japanese firm. The book also provides an interesting and informative read for managers who need to deepen their knowledge on Japanese business processes.
Table of Contents
Introduction, Parissa Haghirian Part I - Historical Perspective of Japanese Management 1. The Historical Development of Japanese Corporate Management: 1603-1945, Sumiyo Ishii 2. Japanese management in the 20th Century, Parissa Haghirian Part II - Structure and Theory of the J-Firm 3. Keiretsu, Franz Waldenberger 4. Japanese Family Businesses, Tim Goydke 5. Corporate Governance, Franz Waldenberger 6. M&A in Japan, Carsten Herbes Part III - Corporate Environment in Japan 7. The Japanese Tax System, Makoto Fujii 8. Corporate Legislation in Japan, Luke Nottage, Souichiro Kosuka and Bruce Aronson 9. The Japanese Stock Market, Katsuhiko Okada 10. Entrepreneurship in Japan, Parissa Haghirian 11. Accounting in Japanese Corporations, Hiroshi Okano Part IV - The Japanese Work Environment 12. Japanese Employment Law, Leon Wolff 13. Recruiting Processes in the Japanese Firm, Philippe Debroux 14. Promotion and Compensation, Harald Conrad 15. Company Welfare Benefit Systems, Harald Conrad 16. Equality in the J-Firm, Philippe Debroux 17. Japanese Leadership, Carsten Herbes and Tim Goydke 18. Diversity in the Japanese Firm, Stephanie Assmann Part V - The Japanese Market 19. Japanese Consumer Behavior, Emi Moriuchi 20. Japanese Consumer Rights, Mariko Morimoto 21. Consumer/Market Research, Emi Moriuchi 22. Japanese Marketing, Yumiko Toda 23. Japanese Retailing, Kazuo Usui Part VI -Manufacturing and Logistics 24. Production and Operations Management, Yacob Khojasteh 25. Subcontractors - Supply Chain Management, Reza Abdi and Yacob Khojasteh 26. Hollowing Out - Japanese Production Overseas, Patrick Bessler 27. Kaizen, Yacob Khojasteh 28. Distribution, Hendrik Meyer-Ohle Part VII - Interaction and Communication 29. Japanese Negotiation Styles and decision making processes, Parissa Haghirian 30. Knowledge Management, Parissa Haghirian 31. Strategic Management, Parissa Haghirian Part VIII - The Future of Japanese Management 32. Emerging Topics in Japanese Management Research, Michaela Blahová, Parissa Haghirian, and Přemysl Pálka