Chapter

Introduction

Hiroyuki Odagiri

in Growth through Competition, Competition through Growth

Published in print May 1994 | ISBN: 9780198288732
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596711 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198288735.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter, in addition to reviewing some of the past studies on Japanese management and showing the plan of the book, emphasizes that the firm should be viewed primarily as a collection of human resources. It introduces two key concepts of the book as growth preference and competition. It also explains several alternative concepts of competition—competition in terms of quantity as opposed to nonquantity variables, competition in the short as opposed to the long term, competition by exit as opposed to voice, and competition with incentives according to absolute as opposed to relative merits.

Keywords: competition; growth; human resources; incentive; Japan; management; preference

Chapter.  9679 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Business and Management

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