Japanese Management: Market Entry, Crisis and Corporate Growth

Edited by Parissa Haghirian

This case book on Japanese companies and multinational corporations in Japan presents 12 entirely new cases studies for academics and business professionals alike. The cases in the book deal with market entry, corporate growth and crisis management of Japanese firms or international firms in Japan. It presents new developments, such as technological changes (electronic payment and gaming) in the Japanese business environment and provides an overview on the diversity of business activities in the Japanese economy. Written in a simple and an accessible manner, this book can be used as a textbook for students of International, Asian or Japanese management or by international managers and business professionals to make business decisions.

Japanese Business Concepts You Should Know

Edited by Parissa Haghirian



This book gives you an in-depth look at the most famous Japanese management practices and how these are used in Japanese corporations. It examines all aspects of Japanese management and explains the most famous Japanese business concepts, such as kaizenkanban, just-in-time, and lifetime employment. It covers all aspects of modern Japanese management and helps international managers understand these successful management practices.



Business Development, Merger and Crisis Management of International Firms in Japan: Featuring Case Studies from Fortune 500 Companies

Edited by Parissa Haghirian


Providing rare insight into the topic of Japanese management, this book looks at how Japanese companies changed after the economic recession of the 1990s and the decade-long restructuring process. With 12 case studies, this book investigates crisis management, strategy development, merger and globalization in a structured and descriptive manner. It aims to support students and decision-makers to learn more about strategic Japanese management and effective decision-making.


Routledge Handbook of Japanese Business and Management

Edited by Parissa Haghirian


The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Business and Management provides a comprehensive overview of management and business processes and practices in Japanese companies. The contributors combine theoretical findings and research results with a practical and contemporary view on how corporations and firms are managed in Japan.

The handbook is divided into eight sections covering:

  • historical perspectives on Japanese management;
  • structure and theory of the Japanese firm;
  • the corporate environment in Japan;
  • the Japanese work environment;
  • the Japanese market;
  • manufacturing and logistics;
  • interaction and communication;
  • the future of Japanese management



This book is an essential reference resource for students and scholars working on Japanese companies, the Japanese market-place, Japanese consumers, or management processes in the Japanese firm. The book also provides an interesting

and informative read for managers who need to deepen their knowledge on Japanese business processes.

Case Studies in Japanese Management

Edited by Parissa Haghirian


This book provides a new opportunity for corporate strategy analysis within a Japanese context. It is the first academic textbook to be published in English which regroups case studies to emphasize key concepts in Japanese management. Where previous literature has set a separate focus on cultural, managerial and strategic variables, a holistic look is now taken at their influence on effective decision-making. Over 11 detailed cases depict issues in entering the Japanese market, strategic issues when managing in Japan, marketing management, crisis management, cross-cultural encounters and future technologies. The sophistication and depth of these studies, along with their teaching notes, provide the basis for pragmatic analysis. The mysticism surrounding Japanese culture seems magnified by the success of Japanese companies abroad, and the shortcomings of many Mnes that entered Japan ineffectively. Studying the empirical implications of these issues is a helpful exercise to develop more acute management reflexes in a Japanese setting. The book's carefully laid out cases will benefit business and humanities students who are researching Japan, as well as professionals who work within this sphere.


Understanding Japanese Management Practices

By Parissa Haghirian


Today, Japan is one of the most influential economies in Asia and the third largest economy in the world. Japanese consumer are among the richest in the world, and the Japanese market still provides profitable investment opportunities. Not only are the Japanese able to adope Western ideas and techniques without problems but the also maintain a very unique perspective of the world. Japanese management practices are no exeption. And this new outstanding book Understanding Japanese Management Practices, gives you and other international managers an in-depth look at Japanese management practices and how these can be implemented into Western corporations. It examines the cultural foundation of Japanese management and explains the most famous Japanese business concepts. such as kaizen, just-in-time, and lifetime employment. It then provides practical advice on how to successfully enter and position Western products in the Japanese market. Finally, it provides an advice on how to negotiate successfully with Japanese business partners and reveals what Western managers can learn from Japanese management practices. This book will undoubtedly guide you through Japanese business practices and how these practices help to improve business processes and to increase quality and efficiency in numerous corporations worldwide. It will also help you learn more about what Japanese management is and how do Japanese management practices differ from those in other economies. 


Japanese Consumer Dynamics

Edited by Parissa Haghirian


Today Japan is still one of the most important consumer markets in the world. This book discusses the development of Japanese consumerism, particularities of Japanese consumer behavior and consumer rights, new consumer groups and emerging trends in the Japanese market. 


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Successful Cross-Cultural Management


This book explains how we all have our own cultural programs and
how these programs influence our management activities.


Case Studies in Asian Management


This book presents case studies of various Asian countries including China, Japan, India, Korea and The Philippines.





J-Management presents an overview of the reforms and changes in the Japanese economy and their impact on management processes.


Dimensions of Teaching Business Ethics in Asia

A growing number of higher education institutions in Asia are now integrating ethics courses  in their curricula.


Innovation and Change in J- Management

Innovation and Change in Japanese Management' shows which transformation processes and changes can be observed in Japanese companies.

Multinationals and Cross-Cultural Management

This book examines cross-cultural management within multinational enterprises (MNEs), focusing in particular on the cultural transfer of knowledge.