Industrial Collaboration with Japan

Industrial Collaboration with Japan

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This study looks at the experiences of European and American companies that have collaborated with their Japanese competitors in the fields of computers, consumer electronics, automobiles and aero-engines, by forming joint ventures, designing products together and pursuing complementary marketing strategies. It examines why these companies have chosen to collaborate rather than compete; whether the Japanese companies have proved to be reliable partners; whether the non-Japanese have been left behind; and what the future of such collaboration may be. The book concludes by pointing to a growing interest among non-Japanese companies in investing and collaborating within Japan itself.Toyota supplied parts (includingengines) to Lotus, and acquired information inareas, suchas suspensions, whereLotus was ahead. ... For example, itis granting licencesto the Kia Corporation, aKorean companyin whichithasan8% interest. ... In 1987 Mazda will supply knockdown sets to Ford Rio Ho Motor Company.

Title:Industrial Collaboration with Japan
Author:Louis Turner
Publisher:Routledge - 2010-11-01


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