Hybrid Factories in the United States: The Japanese-Style Management and Production System under the Global Economy

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CONTENTS
Prefacevii
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Contributorsxvii
1.Introduction: The Japanese-Style Management and Production System in the United States TETSUJI KAWAMURA3
1.1JAPANESE AND U.S. PRODUCTION SYSTEMS IN THE UNITED STATES: THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE HYBRID MODEL ANALYSIS3
1.2EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR THE HYBRID MODEL26
2.The Japanese Management System and the Corporate Strategies of Japanese Companies HIROSHI ITAGAKI53
3.Hybrid Analysis of Japanese Transplants in the United States75
3.1GENERAL FEATURES OF JAPANESE HYBRID FACTORIES IN NORTH AMERICA: TEMPORAL AND REGIONAL COMPARISONS (WOOSEOK JUHN AND75
3.2AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRIES96
3.2.1Automobile Industries in North America
(Hiroshi Kumon)
96
3.2.2Japanese Automobile Firms in North America (Shinya Orihashi)114
3.2.3Auto Assembly (Kunio Kamiyama)124
3.2.4Auto Parts and Components (Katsuo Yamazaki)142
3.3ELECTRONICS INDUSTRIES165
3.3.1Electronics Assembly (Tetsuji Kawamura and Yanshu Hao)165
3.3.2Other Electronics (Hiroshi Itagaki)181

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