Japanese Economic Development

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Oxford University Press, 1994 - Business & Economics - 217 pages
This book, first published in 1977 and extensively updated and rewritten for this third edition, provides a short introduction to Japanese economic development. It stresses the importance of non-economic factors in Japan's success, especially those relating to its institutions and social structure which have produced a unique management system and a strong work ethic. Yoshihara places greater emphasis than in previous editions on Japan's ability to blend modern values and institutions with those from the pre-modern period as a major reason for its economic achievements.

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The Historical Course of Development
The Characteristics of Development
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Kunio Yoshihara is at Kyoto University.

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