Japanese Management in Evolution illustrates the significant changes that have been taking place in Japanese business by focusing on "emerging industries" in the relatively neglected service and "creative" sectors as well as other key industries, and to put those changes in historical perspective by providing an overview of business development since World War II. By employing state-of-the-art research techniques and unconventional innovative approaches in analysing Japanese management – including network and discourse analysis, ethnographic explorations, and more – the book reveals historical developments and in-depth analyses of established and emerging composition of sectors and industries where cultural capital matters. Throughout the book, the common theme conveyed to readers is a consistently strong message that the change is ongoing and the evolution of management style is real in the Japanese context.
The book would be of great interest to researchers, academics and practitioners in fields of global management, international management, and Asian capitalism.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part I|18 pages
Overview and introduction
part II|66 pages
Changes in governance, management system, and ownership
chapter 3|23 pages
The functionality of hybrid organizational form
part III|70 pages
Breaks and evolution in the manufacturing and service sectors
chapter 5|20 pages
The decline of the Japanese flat panel display industry
chapter 6|20 pages
chapter 7|28 pages
Who imitates whom?
part IV|79 pages
Creative industries and cultural capital in new paradigms
chapter 10|18 pages
Culture as a new frontier of business
chapter 11|23 pages
Japan’s high-end audio equipment industry in transition
part V|77 pages
Managerial innovations, new directions, and emerging practices