INTERFIRM NETWORKS IN THE JAPANESE ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY SHEFFIELD CENTRE FOR JAPANESE STUDIES ROUTLEDGE SERIES

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Interfirm Networks In The Japanese Electronics Industry

Author : Ralph Paprzycki
ISBN : 9781134305377
Genre : Political Science
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Interfirm Networks in the Japanese Electronics Industry analyses changes in production networks in the Japanese electronics industry. Japan's post-war success in the assembly industries is frequently attributed to innovative approaches to the organization of production: Japanese assemblers have tended to forge intricate networks of long-term interfirm business relationships. Traditionally, these networks have been characterized by hierarchical interfirm relationships resembling a pyramid. Paprzycki argues that as a result of global industry dynamics, such monolithic 'pyramidal' production networks have come under mounting pressure and are giving way to an increasing diversity of network arrangements. A major contributing factor is the growing cost and complexity of technology, which forces even the largest manufacturers to look beyond traditional network boundaries in order to gain access to complementary (technological) assets and capabilities.
Category: Political Science

The Political Economy Of Reproduction In Japan

Author : Takeda Hiroko
ISBN : 9781134355433
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book analyzes the political economy of reproduction and its role in the process of Japanese modernization. Hiroko analyzes state attempts and policies to intervene into women's bodies and everyday lives to integrate them into the Japanese political economy. Based on Foucault's concept of governmentality the author develops a model to assess reproduction in three forms - economic, biological and socio-political - from 1868 until the present day.
Category: Business & Economics

Globalisation And Women In The Japanese Workforce

Author : Beverley Bishop
ISBN : 9781134292929
Genre : History
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Globalisation and Women in the Japanese Workforce contributes to the debate about the impact of globalisation upon women. It examines the effect of restructuring upon women's employment in Japan and describes the actions women are taking individually and collectively to campaign for change in their working environment and the laws and practices regulating it.
Category: History