This book examines how Japanese industry has adapted and revitalized itself during and after the long post-Bubble recession of 1991-94. Through their combination of economic overviews, industry studies and workplace observations, the authors provide a depth of information both on the competitive challenges and employee conditions of Japanese companies. The current performance of Japanese industry is compared with the revived American dynamism, ending up in a critical question: What is the future for European industry ?According to managers at its overseas planning department in Osaka, interviewed in October 1993, the Japanese feel they are welcome ... The low-cost sites are using more manual labour for handling operations, and other simple tasks, but critical operations are done automatically in all plants. ... In three years Japana#39;s production of consumer electronic equipment declined by more than 40 %, from 4, 700anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Resilience of Corporate Japan|
|Author||:||Christian Berggren, Masami Nomura|
|Publisher||:||SAGE - 1997|