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Taking Stock and Looking Ahead

Mari Sako

in Shifting Boundaries of the Firm

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780199268160
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191708534 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268160.003.0010
Taking Stock and Looking Ahead

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This concluding chapter summarizes the key themes of the book. The Strategy-Structure-Institutions (SSI) Framework is used to derive specific propositions, and predict the future of Japanese firms and unions. The framework exhibits a relatively high degree of variety as it highlights the importance of the interaction of strategy and structure on both sides of industry to accommodate considerable variations within a sector. It is also used to explore some broader comparative implications in specific advanced economies, including Germany and the United States.

Keywords: Japanese firms; Japanese unions; comparative analysis; Germany

Chapter.  3157 words. 

Subjects: International Business

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