German and Japanese business in the boom years : transforming American management and technology models

edited by Akira Kudo, Matthias Kipping and Harm G. Schröter

This edited volume examines the American influence on West German and Japanese industry from the 1950s to the 1970s, providing a valuable contribution to the debate on 'Americanization' from a historical and comparative perspective. Individual contributions provide an in-depth analysis of the adoption and modification of management and technological issues from the US in West Germany and Japan at the micro-economic level.

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  • 1. Americanisation: historical and conceptual issues Akira Kudo, Matthias Kipping and Harm G. Schroter2. 'Importing' American ideas to West Germany, 1940s to 1970s: from associations to private consultancies Matthias Kipping3. Paths to Americanisation in post-war Japan Satoshi Sasaki4. Driving the West German consumer society: the introduction of US-style production and marketing at Volkswagen, 1945-70 Christian Kleinschmidt5. Americanisation with the Japanese supplier system in the Japanese automobile industry, 1950-65 Hiorfumi Ueda6. The Americanisation of the German electrical industry after 1945: Siemens as a case study Wilfried Feldenkirchen7. The Americanisation and Japanisation of electronics firms in post-war Japan Shin Hasegawa8. America and the resurgence of the German chemical and rubber industry after the Second World War: Huls, Glanzstoff and Continental Christian Kleinschmidt9. The Americanisation of technologies and management in Japan and its multiple effects: the case of Toray Tsuneo Suzuki10. Reluctant Americanisation? The reaction of Henkel to the influences and competition from the United States Susanne Hilger11. Emerging post-war-type managers and their learning of American technology and management: the consumer chemicals industry and the case of Kao Akira Judo and Motoi Ihara12. 'Revolution in trade': the Americanisation of distribution in Germany during the boom years, 1949-75 Harm G. Schroter13. American influences and Japanese innovation in the distribution industry: changes of supermarket system from the 1950s until the 1970s Mika Takaoka and Takeo Kikkawa

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書名 German and Japanese business in the boom years : transforming American management and technology models
著作者等 Kipping, Matthias
Schröter, Harm G.
工藤 章
Kudo Akira
Schroter Harm G.
Japanese-German Business History Conference
シリーズ名 Routledge international studies in business history
出版元 Routledge
刊行年月 2004
ページ数 xiv, 290 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 0415288762
NCID BA64901176
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス