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Jackson, Keith and Matsumoto, Shigeru (2016) 'usiness Networks in Japan: The Impact of Exposure to Overseas Markets.' In: Nolan, Jane, Rowley, Chris and Warner, Malcolm, (eds.), Business Networks in East Asian Capitalisms: Enduring Trends, Emerging Patterns. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier, pp. 143-170.

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This discussion identifies distinctive features in the development of business networks in Japan. The discussion focuses on the type of keiretsu networks that continue to shape and influence strategic thinking and decision-making in Japanese business. Presenting case study examples contextualised by data describing current responses of Japanese business networks to exposure in overseas markets, conclusions are drawn about what appear to be enduring trends and emerging patterns in how these networks operate. One enduring trend appears to be the drawing of performance strength from socially and institutionally embedded network relationships, while an emerging pattern appears to be towards more horizontal forms of organisation as Japanese business networks stretch and develop competitive positions in global markets. In conclusion, this discussion proposes topics or future research into the development of Japanese business networks in both Asian and global contexts for international business.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Keywords: Business networks, Capitalism, Japan, Keiretsu, Overseas markets
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Finance & Management
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ISBN: 9780081006399
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Date Deposited: 22 May 2019 09:09
Related URLs: ... 00639-9.00007-4 (Publisher URL)

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