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The Fable of the Keiretsu

Yoshiro Miwa and J. Ramseyer.

July 2006; p ublished online February 2013 .

Book. Subjects: International Economics. 195 pages.

For Western economists and journalists, the most distinctive facet of the post-war Japanese business world has been the keiretsu, or the insular business alliances among powerful...

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The Fable of the Keiretsu

J. Mark Ramseyer.

in The Fable of the Keiretsu

July 2006; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Economics. 13457 words.

This chapter evaluates the concept of Japanese insular business alliances called keiretsu. It analyzes whether information about keiretsu matches business data from Japan and examines the...

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The Cost of Kipling

J. Mark Ramseyer.

in The Fable of the Keiretsu

July 2006; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Economics. 5617 words.

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study about some of the myths about the Japanese economy. It confirms that the fables about Japanese bureaucrats, keiretsu, main banks, and...

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And of the Zaibatsu

J. Mark Ramseyer.

in The Fable of the Keiretsu

July 2006; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Economics. 9818 words.

This chapter examines the concept of the zaibatsu, pre-World War 2 Japanese business conglomerates. It suggests that the zaibatsu did exist but were not like the groups that academics...

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