10 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: Japan's rise to a global economic power is one of the most fascinating stories in modern economic history. In roughly 100 years the country turned itself from a largely agricultural society into an industrialized and technologically highly advanced nation. This module focuses on the economic structures and management practices underlying this development. The course will first give a historical overview of Japan's economic development from the mid-19th century to the late 2000s and discuss then in detail major characteristics of industrial structure and management practices such as human resource management and corporate governance.

Restrictions on availability: None

Staff Contact: Dr Harald Conrad
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Continuous assessment

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK