In This Review

The Japanese Challenge to U.S. Industry
The Japanese Challenge to U.S. Industry
By Jack Baranson
Lexington Books, 1981, 188 pp

Why are the Japanese so successful in competing with American business? Mr. Baranson's multiple answers go well beyond the stereotypes of "Japan, Inc."-though he does not neglect government help and guidance-and emphasize the strategies, tactics and methods of private industry. The consumer electronics industry of both countries provides a sharp focus for his excellent discussion. There is a good coda on the automobile industry (about which Mr. Baranson has written before).