15 Credits AUTUMN



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.

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

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