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How Local Trade Associations and Manufacturers' Associations Worked in Pre-war Japan

Kazuhiro Ōmori

in The Role of Tradition in Japan's Industrialization

Published in print May 2006 | ISBN: 9780198292746
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603891 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198292740.003.0007

Series: Japanese Studies in Economic and Social History Series

 How Local Trade Associations and Manufacturers' Associations Worked in Pre-war Japan

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This chapter focuses on the role of trade and manufacturers’ associations in Japan’s industrialization. Focusing on two typical traditional industries, pottery and straw goods manufacturing, the various activities of associations such as quality control, technological improvement, material purchasing, and product marketing are investigated. The associations made significant contributions to the development of traditional industries, especially the industries dominated by small manufacturing firms.

Keywords: trade associations; manufacturers’ associations; pottery; straw goods; quality control; technological improvement; small manufacturing firm

Chapter.  9179 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Business and Management

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