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Author Laage-Hellman, Jens
Title Business Networks in Japan : Supplier-Customer Interaction in Product Development
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 1997
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Descript 1 online resource (177 pages)
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Series Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Business Ser
Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Business Ser
Note Intro -- Business Networks in Japan Supplier-customer interaction in product development -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of figures -- Preface -- Chapter 1 Introduction -- 1.1 The importance of technological cooperation -- 1.2 Purpose of the study and content of the book -- Chapter 2 Technological development in industrial markets: an interaction and network approach -- 2.1 The concept of business relationships -- 2.2 A network-based framework for description and analysis of business relationships -- 2.3 Networks, relationships and technological development -- Chapter 3 Methodology -- Chapter 4 Development and commercialization of Zn-Fe alloy coated steel sheet for autobodies: the case of Nippon Steel -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Nippon Steel Corporation -- 4.3 Development of coated steel sheet for automotive bodies: historical background -- 4.4 The case of DUREXCELITE -- 4.5 Other developments -- 4.6 International outlook -- 4.7 Some comments on the Nippon Steel case -- Chapter 5 Development and commercialization of structural fine ceramics: the case of Toshiba -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Fine ceramics: definition and characteristics -- 5.3 Toshiba -- 5.4 Development of nitride-based ceramics in Toshiba -- 5.5 Cummins Engine -- 5.6 The agreement between Toshiba and Cummins -- 5.7 Toshiba's and Cummins' joint development of wear-resistant silicon nitride components for diesel engines -- 5.8 The current situation -- 5.9 Some comments on the Toshiba case -- Chapter 6 Case analysis -- 6.1 Degree of cooperation and integration with the network -- 6.2 Selection of partner -- 6.3 Management of cooperative relationships -- Chapter 7 A concluding note on the interacting and networking behavior of Japanese companies -- 7.1 The Japanese industrial system and technological cooperation -- 7.2 The Japanese company and technological cooperation -- Notes
Bibliography -- Index
The remarkable success of Japanese industry has frequently been attributed to the inter-corporate alliances and networks that exist in the Japanese economic system. Many commentators argue that is has been these networks that have been key to both the rapid growth and success of Japanese industry. Business Networks in Japan explores the creation of supplier-customer networks through case studies of two of Japan's largest companies: the Toshiba Corporation and the Nippon Steel Corporation. Jens Laage-Hellman examines the advantages that have been gained from cooperation with suppliers and customers in industrial markets and how they have been utilized to develop and commercialize new products. Importantly, the study reveals the differences and similarities in the networking and interacting behaviour of Japanese and Western companies, highlighting the importance of the Japanese industrial culture in fully realising the benefits of networks
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Link Print version: Laage-Hellman, Jens Business Networks in Japan : Supplier-Customer Interaction in Product Development London : Taylor & Francis Group,c1997 9780415148696
Subject Tōshiba, Kabushiki Kaisha -- Case studies.;Shin Nihon Seitetsu Kabushiki Kaisha -- Case studies.;Industrial marketing -- Japan.;Industrial procurement -- Japan.;Business networks -- Japan.;Strategic alliances (Business) -- Japan
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