Arthritic Japan : the slow pace of economic reform / Edward J. Lincoln

Author(s): Lincoln, Edward J
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Subjects: Japan--Economic conditions--1989-
Japan--Economic policy--1989-
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c2001
LC Classification: H, HC
Physical Description: xii, 247 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: 1. Introduction 1
2. The Postwar Economic System 16
3. The Argument for Change 56
4. Vested Interests 94
5. Consistency with Society 121
6. Weak Outcomes 153
7. Implications for American Policy 201
Notes 223
Index 239
Notes: LCCN: 2001004200
ISBN: 0815700741
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-238) and index
Contents: Introduction : Background. Outline -- The postwar economic system : Banking bias and horizontal keiretsu. Corporate governance. Vertical keiretsu. Restrained price conpetition. Labor markets. Industrial policy. Attractiveness. Interconnections. Conclusion -- The argument for change : The macroeconomic spur to change. Inefficiencies. Inherent flaws. Globalization. Conclusion -- Vested interests : The rural sector. Lifetime employees. Government workers. The construction sector. The distribution sector. Small manufacturing firms. Homeowners. Conclusion -- Consistency with society : Social features. Implications for the economic system. Conclusion -- Weak outcomes: Deregulation. Administrative reform. Continuing government role in the economy. Private-sector restructuring. Conclusion -- Implications for American policy : Implications for bilateral economic relations. Diplomatic-political relations. Security. Conclusion -- Notes -- Index
OCLC Number: 47364049
ISBN/ISSN: 0815700741