15 Credits AUTUMN

Cannot be taken with: EAS6226

Aims/Description: In recent years the Japanese economy and Japanese business have changed quite dramatically. High speed growth has long gone and low growth and globalization are vital issues that Japanese business management is obliged to confront. In this module we will address the processes of Japan's economic and business development from the beginnings of modern economic growth in the late 19th century to the 'Lost Decade' of the 1990s and developments in the 2000s. We will describe and analyse the role of the state in the post-war and contemporary periods and study Japan's industrial organisation, production systems, human resource management and corporate governance practices. 

Teaching Methods: Lectures provide the background and supporting details for each of the themes that will be featured in the module. There will be some use of visual material, such as video/DVD, to help students to gain a better visual understanding of the subject matter.Lectures: 1 hour/week Seminars: 1 hour/week Independent study 126 hours (about 10.5 hours/week for 12 weeks) 
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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