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History and the Logic of Interdependence

W. Mark Fruin

in The Japanese Enterprise System

Published in print June 1994 | ISBN: 9780198288985
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596285 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198288980.003.0002

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

 History and the Logic of Interdependence

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This chapter analyses the interorganizational model of factory, firm, and interfirm network in Japan that is at the heart of book. The argument stresses the need for specialization at the factory level, given the overwhelming emphasis on rapid technology transfer from the West, and the concomitant narrow scope of technology‐based firms. Interfirm networks provided the breadth of functions and resources needed by firms to grow rapidly.

Keywords: business models; economic development; factories; firm structure; history; Interfirm networks; interorganizational modes; Japanese firms; organizational interdependence; technology transfer

Chapter.  17261 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Business and Management

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