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The Organization of Japanese Business Networks

Michael L. Gerlach

in Alliance Capitalism

Published by University of California Press

Published in print August 1997 | ISBN: 9780520208896
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520919105 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520208896.003.0003
The Organization of Japanese Business Networks

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This chapter discusses enterprise groups of Japanese industrial organization. It outlines the general patterns of relationships common to business networks in market economies and investigates how these are reflected in specific alliance patterns. The analyses reveal show that ownership structures of Japanese corporations are far more likely than in the U.S.A. to be organized as table relationships which endure over decades, to be reciprocated among mutually positioned companies.

Keywords: enterprise groups; Japanese industrial organization; business networks; market economies; alliance patterns; ownership structures; Japanese corporations

Chapter.  12033 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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