The economic emergence of modern Japan / edited by Kozo Yamamura.

Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
1 online resource (xvi, 369 pages)


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The Economic Emergence of Modern Japan is a useful book for those interested in how Japan succeeded in transforming an agricultural economy into an advanced industrial economy. This volume brings together chapters from The Cambridge History of Japan, Volumes 5 and 6, and The Cambridge Economic History of Europe, Volume 7, part 2. Each of the seven chapters, written by leading specialists in Japanese economic history, explains in an authoritative, detailed analysis how institutions, the behaviour of individuals and firms, and official policies changed in order to enable Japan to accumulate capital, adopt new technology, ensure a skilled labour-force, and increase exports of manufactured goods. The authors pay special attention to distinctive Japanese institutions and policies, the effect of the Tokugawa legacy, and the impact of various wars, and the global economy.
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  • Economic change in the nineteenth century
  • Industrialization and technological change, 1885-1920 / E. Sydney Crawcour
  • Depression, recovery, and war, 1920-1945 / Takafusa Nakamura
  • The postwar Japanese economy, 1945-1973 / Yutaka Kosai
  • Capital formation in Japan / Kazushi Ohkawa, Henry Rosovsky
  • Factory labor and the industrial revolution in Japan / Koji Taira
  • Entrepreneurship, ownership, and management in Japan / Kozo Yamamura.
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Cambridge University Press. History.
9780511572814 (ebook)
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