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Management of Service Businesses in Japan

Management of Service Businesses in Japan Author Yasuhiro Monden
ISBN-10 9789814374675
Release 2013
Pages 212
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With the service industry taking up the largest portion of its GDP, Japan has much to share in the area of managing service industry. This book explores and elucidates the unique management styles in non-manufacturing industries or service industries in contemporary Japan, both practically and theoretically through case studies. These specially selected cases are the management of the world No.1 convenience store chain of Seven-Eleven, the sales finance business and auto sales business of Toyota, application of TPS (Toyota Production System) to life insurance company, performance evaluation of local government, BSC (balance scorecard) in local government hospitals, cost and pricing policy of telecommunication company, Japanese-style OC hospitalityOCO in the retail industry, service level agreement (SLA) in IT and shared service companies, and ICT (Information & Communication Technology) applied to BPN (Business Process Network) of service industry.The analyses presented in this book were carefully laid out in regard to the business in general. It will be useful for business practitioners in service industry and beneficial to the scholars, students or general readers interested in this area.



Japanese Influences and Presences in Asia

Japanese Influences and Presences in Asia Author Ian Reader
ISBN-10 9781136819698
Release 2013-11-19
Pages 276
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While scholarly works on this topic have to date mainly concentrated on Japan's influences in economic and political terms, this volume examines Japanese influences in Asia from a broader perspective. The text takes into account human factors, such as the presence of Japanese people as workers, managers and visitors in Asian societies and the flow of Japanese goods in terms on their impact on popular culture. In addition, the book examines the feelings within other Asian nations such as India and Malaysia to the Japanese presence, looking at Japanese the people’s aspirations, expectations and at times disappointments. Written by Asian and Western scholars from variety of academic perspectives, the essays in this volume analyze the topic at both macro- and micro-levels. They examine the variegated and highly differing influences and presences of Japan as seen from a number of view points, from street perspectives and the world of popular culture, to global political issues, to questions of regional investment and the cultural and economic aspirations of Chinese students in Japan.



The Power to Compete

The Power to Compete Author Hiroshi Mikitani
ISBN-10 9781119000600
Release 2014-11-10
Pages 240
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"If you're as interested in Japan as I am, I think you'll find that The Power to Compete is a smart and thought-provoking look at the future of a fascinating country." - Bill Gates, "5 Books to Read This Summer" Father and son – entrepreneur and economist – search for Japan's economic cure The Power to Compete tackles the issues central to the prosperity of Japan – and the world – in search of a cure for the "Japan Disease." As founder and CEO of Rakuten, one of the world's largest Internet companies, author Hiroshi Mikitani brings an entrepreneur's perspective to bear on the country's economic stagnation. Through a freewheeling and candid conversation with his economist father, Ryoichi Mikitani, the two examine the issues facing Japan, and explore possible roadmaps to revitalization. How can Japan overhaul its economy, education system, immigration, public infrastructure, and hold its own with China? Their ideas include applying business techniques like Key Performance Indicators to fix the economy, using information technology to cut government bureaucracy, and increasing the number of foreign firms with a head office in Japan. Readers gain rare insight into Japan's future, from both academic and practical perspectives on the inside. Mikitani argues that Japan's tendency to shun international frameworks and hide from global realities is the root of the problem, while Mikitani Sr.'s background as an international economist puts the issue in perspective for a well-rounded look at today's Japan. Examine the causes of Japan's endless economic stagnation Discover the current efforts underway to enhance Japan's competitiveness Learn how free market "Abenomics" affected Japan's economy long-term See Japan's issues from the perspective of an entrepreneur and an economist Japan's malaise is seated in a number of economic, business, political, and cultural issues, and this book doesn't shy away from hot topics. More than a discussion of economics, this book is a conversation between father and son as they work through opposing perspectives to help their country find The Power to Compete.



The Postwar Developments of Japanese Studies in the United States

The Postwar Developments of Japanese Studies in the United States Author Helen Hardacre
ISBN-10 9004109811
Release 1998
Pages 423
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This volume of twelve essays with useful bibliographies, in the fields of history, art, religion, literature, anthropology, political science, and law, documents the history of United States scholarship on Japan since 1945.



Area Bibliography of Japan

Area Bibliography of Japan Author Ria Koopmans-de Bruijn
ISBN-10 0810833743
Release 1998
Pages 297
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Provides a general overview of literature relating to Japan and covers a broad range of subject matter, from art, feminism, and linguistics, to corporate culture, history, and medicine. Includes books published since 1980 that are related to the geographical area of Japan and to Japanese culture within that area.



Japanese Popular Culture

Japanese Popular Culture Author Matthew Allen
ISBN-10 0415832691
Release 2014
Pages 410
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"Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada"--Title page verso.



Japan on the Silk Road

Japan on the Silk Road Author
ISBN-10 9789004274310
Release 2017-10-26
Pages 390
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Japan on the Silk Road provides the historical background indispensable for understanding today’s Japan perspectives and policies in the vast area of Eurasia. For the first time it brings a detailed account of the history of Japanese activities along the Eurasian landmass across the Middle East and Central Asia in modern history.



Fit for Growth

Fit for Growth Author Couto
ISBN-10 9781119268536
Release 2017-01-10
Pages 288
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A practical approach to business transformation Fit for Growth* is a unique approach to business transformation that explicitly connects growth strategy with cost management and organization restructuring. Drawing on 70-plus years of strategy consulting experience and in-depth research, the experts at PwC’s Strategy& lay out a winning framework that helps CEOs and senior executives transform their organizations for sustainable, profitable growth. This approach gives structure to strategy while promoting lasting change. Examples from Strategy&’s hundreds of clients illustrate successful transformation on the ground, and illuminate how senior and middle managers are able to take ownership and even thrive during difficult periods of transition. Throughout the Fit for Growth process, the focus is on maintaining consistent high-value performance while enabling fundamental change. Strategy& has helped major clients around the globe achieve significant and sustained results with its research-backed approach to restructuring and cost reduction. This book provides practical guidance for leveraging that expertise to make the choices that allow companies to: Achieve growth while reducing costs Manage transformation and transition productively Create lasting competitive advantage Deliver reliable, high-value performance Sustainable success is founded on efficiency and high performance. Companies are always looking to do more with less, but their efforts often work against them in the long run. Total business transformation requires total buy-in, and it entails a series of decisions that must not be made lightly. The Fit for Growth approach provides a clear strategy and practical framework for growth-oriented change, with expert guidance on getting it right. *Fit for Growth is a registered service mark of PwC Strategy& Inc. in the United States



Holistic Business Process Management Theory And Pratice

Holistic Business Process Management  Theory And Pratice Author Lee Gunyung
ISBN-10 9789813209855
Release 2017-06-14
Pages 208
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Holistic Business Process Management focuses on building business process management (BPM) as a model to address the importance of BPM views, analyze the effectiveness of the approach, and study the research trends in BPM. The book includes case studies of Japanese and Korean companies and BPM models suitable for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) anywhere in the world.



Images Of Japanese Society Hb

Images Of Japanese Society Hb Author Ross Mouer
ISBN-10 9781136189975
Release 2013-10-28
Pages 584
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The popular image of Japanese society is a steroetypical one - that of a people characterised by a coherent set of thought and behaviour patterns, applying to all Japanese and transcending time. Ross Mouer and Yoshio Sugimoto found this image quite incongruous during their research for this book in Japan. They ask whether this steroetype of the Japanese is not only generated by foreigners but by the Japanese themselves. This is likely to be a controversial book as it does not contribute to the continuing mythologising of Japan and the Japanese. The book examines contemporary images of Japanese society by surveying an extensive sample of popular and academic literature on Japan. After tracing the development of "holistic" theories about the Japanese, commonly referred to as the "group model", attention is focused on the evaluation of that image. Empirical evidence contrary to this model is discussed and methodological lacunae are cited. A "sociology of Japanology" is also presented. In pursuit of other visions of Japanese society, the authors argue that certain aspects of Japanese behaviour can be explained by considering Japanese society as the exact inverse of the portayal provided by the group model. The authors also present a multi-dimensional model of social stratification, arguing that much of the variation in Japanese behaviour can be understood within the framework as having universal equivalence.



Images of Japanese Society

Images of Japanese Society Author Ross E. Mouer
ISBN-10 0710308094
Release 2002
Pages 552
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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



The Dawn That Never Comes

The Dawn That Never Comes Author Michael Bourdaghs
ISBN-10 9780231503419
Release 2003-10-18
Pages 312
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A critical rethinking of theories of national imagination, The Dawn That Never Comes offers the most detailed reading to date in English of one of modern Japan's most influential poets and novelists, Shimazaki Toson (1872–1943). It also reveals how Toson's works influenced the production of a fluid, shifting form of national imagination that has characterized twentieth-century Japan. Analyzing Toson's major works, Michael K. Bourdaghs demonstrates that the construction of national imagination requires a complex interweaving of varied—and sometimes contradictory—figures for imagining the national community. Many scholars have shown, for example, that modern hygiene has functioned in nationalist thought as a method of excluding foreign others as diseased. This study explores the multiple images of illness appearing in Toson's fiction to demonstrate that hygiene employs more than one model of pathology, and it reveals how this multiplicity functioned to produce the combinations of exclusion and assimilation required to sustain a sense of national community. Others have argued that nationalism is inherently ambivalent and self-contradictory; Bourdaghs shows more concretely both how this is so and why it is necessary and provides, in the process, a new way of thinking about national imagination. Individual chapters take up such issues as modern medicine and the discourses of national health; ideologies of the family and its representation in modern literary works; the gendering of the canon of national literature; and the multiple forms of space and time that narratives of national history require.



Subject Guide to Books in Print

Subject Guide to Books in Print Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015016312707
Release 1992
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Subject Guide to Books in Print has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Subject Guide to Books in Print also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Subject Guide to Books in Print book for free.



Value Based Management of the Rising Sun Japan

Value Based Management of the Rising Sun  Japan Author
ISBN-10 9789814472951
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Value Based Management of the Rising Sun Japan has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Value Based Management of the Rising Sun Japan also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Value Based Management of the Rising Sun Japan book for free.



Directory of Japanese studies in Australia and New Zealand

Directory of Japanese studies in Australia and New Zealand Author Kokusai Kōryū Kikin
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105070874180
Release 1997-01-01
Pages 481
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Directory of Japanese studies in Australia and New Zealand has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Directory of Japanese studies in Australia and New Zealand also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Directory of Japanese studies in Australia and New Zealand book for free.



Understanding Saving

Understanding Saving Author Fumio Hayashi
ISBN-10 0262082551
Release 1997
Pages 510
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"Fumio Hayashi has been a major contributor to the explosion of research on the economics of saving. His consistently creative analysis of the evidence, and particularly of the contrasts between the U.S. and Japan, has advanced our understanding and raised many new puzzles. This book will be indispensible to all researchers in the field." -- Angus Deaton, Professor of Economics, Princeton University Analysis of consumption and saving decisions by households has always been one of the most active areas of research in economics--and with good reason. Private consumption is the most important component of aggregate demand in a capitalist economy, and explaining consumption is the key element in most macroeconomic forecasting models. To evaluate the effect of government policies invariably requires the knowledge of how they change parameters relevant for household decision making. "Understanding Saving" collects eleven papers by economist Fumio Hayashi, along with two previously unpublished chapters, for a total of thirteen chapters. The monograph, which brings together Hayashi's empirical research on saving, is divided into three sections. Part I, "Liquidity Constraints," contains five studies that test the well-known implication of the Life Cycle-Permanent Income hypothesis that households shield consumption from income fluctuations.



The Balanced Scorecard

The Balanced Scorecard Author Robert S. Kaplan
ISBN-10 9781422148167
Release 1996-08-02
Pages 322
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The Balanced Scorecard translates a company's vision and strategy into a coherent set of performance measures. The four perspectives of the scorecard--financial measures, customer knowledge, internal business processes, and learning and growth--offer a balance between short-term and long-term objectives, between outcomes desired and performance drivers of those outcomes, and between hard objective measures and softer, more subjective measures. In the first part, Kaplan and Norton provide the theoretical foundations for the Balanced Scorecard; in the second part, they describe the steps organizations must take to build their own Scorecards; and, finally, they discuss how the Balanced Scorecard can be used as a driver of change.