9780415149716

Japanese-German Business Relations : Co-Operation and Rivalry in the Interwar Period

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415149716

  • ISBN10:

    0415149711

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1998-06-26
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

There are general histories of the Japanese economy and business such as the above, but they only have passing reference to German involvement. Our book is the only English language book available to exclusively cover this area.

Table of Contents

List of tables
viii(1)
Series editor's preface ix(2)
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1(10)
Part I Overview 11(24)
1 Japanese-German business relations
11(24)
I Japanese-German relations in the inter-war period
11(7)
II Strategy choices of German companies
18(3)
III Forms of business relationships
21(11)
IV Conclusion
32(3)
Part II Export strategy 35(54)
2 Competition and cooperation: I.G. Farben, international dyestuff cartels, and Japan
35(14)
I German dominance and the Japanese challenge in the 1920s
35(2)
II The Japan strategy of the international dyestuff cartels
37(5)
III The conclusion of special market agreements
42(2)
IV The Mitsui indigo agreement
44(4)
V Conclusion
48(1)
3 Rivalry between German and Japanese trading companies: C. Illies & Co. and Mitsubishi Shoji
49(17)
I The actors
49(6)
II The battle
55(9)
III Conclusion
64(2)
4 Competition and cooperation among German companies: Krupp, I.G. Farben, and Japan's synthetic oil project
66(23)
I Japan's project for synthetic oil production and Krupp's activities in Japan
67(7)
II Action taken by Oshima of Imperial Fuel, and Krupp and I.G. Farben's response
74(11)
III Conclusion
85(4)
Part III Licensing Strategy 89(76)
5 Downstream transfer of the Krupp-Renn process
89(21)
I The Krupp-Renn process and Japanese businesses
89(4)
II The plant-construction process
93(7)
III The technology-absorption process at Mitsubishi Mining's Chongjin plant
100(7)
IV Conclusion
107(3)
6 Downstream transfer of the Harber-Bosch process
110(20)
I Diffusion of the Haber-Bosch process in Japan
111(5)
II Technological absorption of the Haber-Bosch process by Taki Fertilizer Works
116(11)
III Conclusion
127(3)
7 Downstream transfer of the I.G. process for Synthetic oil
130(18)
I I.G. Farben's licensing strategy and the Japanese synthetic oil industry
130(3)
II Development of licensing strategy
133(7)
III Probbing the unsuccessful results
140(4)
IV Conclusion
144(4)
8 Upstream transfer of the Shimadzu process
148(17)
I Technological cooperation on an equal footing: the establishment of Ost Lurgi
149(3)
II An attempt at licensing upstream
152(5)
III Revision of the technological cooperation
157(4)
IV Conclusion
161(4)
Part IV Direct investment strategy 165(58)
9 Giving up control: Siemens, Fuji Electric, and Fujitsu
165(53)
I The period of forced export strategy
166(11)
II From localization of sales to localization of manufacturing
177(10)
III Fuji Electric's management crisis and the move toward cooperation
187(8)
IV Forced localization of automatic switchboard manufacturing
195(12)
V The forced separation of companies
207(8)
VI Conclusion
215(3)
10 Concluding remarks
218(5)
Summary
218(2)
Ambition and pride
220(3)
Notes 223(39)
Bibliography 262(17)
Index 279

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