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Modern Japanese Organization and Decision-Making
Modern Japanese Organization and Decision-Making
Edited by Ezra F. Vogel
University of California Press, 1975, 340 pp
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A set of scholarly papers of unusually high quality, this collection contains penetrating analyses of the bargaining and power-trading process at every level of Japanese society. Some old clichés are demolished (the "weakness" of the Japanese leader, the unconcern for profit of Japanese business); others are explored in precise detail-"groupism" and elitism.