"The Japanese Company" by Rodney Clark

The Japanese Company Rodney Clark

Format:
Paperback
Publication date:
10 Sep 1981
ISBN:
9780300026467
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
282 pages: 235 x 156mm

"By most expectations Japan and the Japanese should be facing poverty and anarchy. Yet they don’t. Japan works. Probing how and why it works has become a subject of great fascination in the U.S. for obvious reasons. Now comes [this] first-rate study that provides a particularly useful perspective on that subject….Mr. Clark has written an excellent analysis [of the Japanese company] that should stand the tests of time and competition to become a definitive work in the genre."—Mike Tharp, The wall Street Journal
"Rodney Clark’s The Japanese Company illustrates how this interesting economic organism works, and in the process separates a number of myths from reality….Detailed and analytical,…[his] account of the differences between Japanese and American companies bears careful reading."—Frank B. Gibney, The New York Times Book Review
"Highly recommended for general readers as well as specialists."—Library Journal
"A splendid book indeed."—Asia

Rodney C. Clark was formerly lecturer in social anthropology with special references to Japan, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

"This book sets out to explain how Japanese companies operate and how company activities affect the Japanese work force and general public. The author has studied Japanese business life both as an academic researcher and as an investment banker. His combination of specialized and practical knowledge has enabled him to produce a volume that is clearly written as well as insightful. Clark's major conclusion is that the unique features of Japanese company life stem from particular features of industrial organization in Japan. Highly recommended for general readers as well as specialists."?Library Journal


"This balanced and highly readable book challenges many old themes of Japanese uniqueness. A splendid book indeed."?Asia


"If you do business with the Japanese or plan to in the future, buy a copy of Rodney Clark's The Japanese Company . . . The new book outlines the psychology of the Japanese company, its management and its labor staff. It's an indispensable guide to Westerners who deal with this 'inscrutable' culture."?World Business Weekly (published by the Financial Times of London)


"A first-rate study. . . . Mr. Clark has written an excellent analysis of the Japanese company that should stand the tests of times and competition to become a definitive work in the genre."?Mike Tharp, Wall Street Journal


"The Japanese have a unique way of operating their companies which has placed them in the limelight of the business world. Rodney Clark has explored this area in depth to show the diversity of operations and how they affect the people of Japan. His study . . . will be of particular interest to the businessman who deals with Japanese firms and of general interest to those who are concerned with Japanese business and society."?Asia Mail


"Rodney Clark's The Japanese Company illustrates how this interesting economic organism works, and in the process separates a number of myths from reality. . . . Detailed and analytical, . . . [his] account of the differences between Japanese and American companies bears careful reading."?Frank B. Gibney, New York Times Book Review