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

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Tetsuji Kawamura is professor of economics in the Department of Economics, Graduate School of Economics, Hosei University, Tokyo. He was also former Dean of the Graduate School of Economics at Hosei University. He earned his doctorate in economics at the Graduate School of Economics, Tokyo University. He is head of the North American research project of the Japan Multinational Enterprise Study Group. His research focuses on the transfer of Japanese-style management and production systems to the United States. He is a contributing author to several books, including Japanese Hybrid Factories (2007), The Hybrid Factory in Europe (2004), Transformative Organization (2003), The Japanese Production System: Hybrid Factories in East Asia (1997), and Hybrid Factory (1991).

Tetsuo Abo is professor of economics in the Department of Modern Life at Teikyo Heisei University and professor emeritus at the University of Tokyo. He earned his doctorate in economics at the Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo. His research focuses on the transferability of Japanese-style management and production systems to other parts of the world and on the American economy in the present world financial crisis. His publications include chapters in Japanese Hybrid Factories (2007), The Hybrid Factory in Europe (2004), Hybrid Factory (1991), and Japanese and European Management (1989).

Jorge Carrillo has been a full-time researcher in the Department of Social Studies at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte in Tijuana, Mexico, since 1982. He earned his PhD in sociology from El Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City, and he is a top-level member of the National System of Researchers. He has been a visiting researcher at the Scientific Research Council in Madrid; at the Institut des Hautes Etudes de l’Amerique Latine/Université-Paris III in Paris; at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the University of California, San Diego; at the University of Tokyo and Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo; and at El Colegio de Mexico. He has edited 15 books, and he has written or co-written seven books, 82 book chapters, and more

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