Competiton and cooperation between Japanese and European Managemetl, Produetin Mbdels -Regional Integratiori and Activation of Industry in Europe -
Grant-in-Aid International Scientific Research
|Research Institution||Teikyo University|
ABO Tetsuo Teikyo University. Faculty of Economics. Professor, 経営学部, 教授 (90013028)
KAWABE Nobuo Waseda Uniyersity, Faculty of Business. Ptofessor, 商学部, 教授 (50153002)
KAWAMURA Tetsuji Musashi University. Faculty of Economics. Professor, 経済学部, 教授 (20147010)
KAMIYAMA Kunio Josai Univershy. Faculty of Econornics. Prpfessor, 経済学部, 教授 (90095307)
ITAGAKI Hiroshi Saitama University. Faculty of Economics. Professor, 経済学部, 教授 (20125884)
KUMON Hiroshi Hosei University. Faculty of Sociology. Professer, 社会学部, 教授 (50061239)
|Project Fiscal Year
1998 – 1998
Completed(Fiscal Year 1998)
|Budget Amount *help
¥6,400,000 (Direct Cost : ¥6,400,000)
Fiscal Year 1998 : ¥6,400,000 (Direct Cost : ¥6,400,000)
|Keywords||Japanese Management and production syatem / Europen Management and production syatem / International Technology Tianster / Application-Adaptation (Hybrid) Model / Multionational Enterprlse / Foreign Direct Investmeut / Competition and Cooperation / Europeau Reqional Inteqration (EU) / 日本型経営・生産システム(技術) / ヨーロッパ型経営・生産システム / 国際的技術移転 / 適用と適応(ハイブリッド)モデル / 多国籍企業 / 対外直接投資 / 競争と協調 / ヨーロッパ地域統合(EU) / 運用と適応(ハイブリッド)モデル / 戦争と協調|
The tentative results of our research project are as follows.
1. The field researches in nine countries of the continental Europe were carried out from the end of August to mid September, 1999, by three groups : Germany-Hungary, France-Benelux and Italy-Spain-Portugal. Each group was consisted of six to seven members including one or two European co-researchers. The number of plants and organizations we visited is all together fifty : 42 Japanese-based plants (mostly electronics, automobile-related, and machine industries), 4 European or American-based plants, 2 Japanese European HQs, 1 local government. and 1 local labor union HQs.
2. After the European research we have been implementing various analytical activities such as organizing "company records" of all the plants visited based on the data and information collected, discussing on the typical company records in order for us to have some common images about a couple of types by industry and by region, and revising our research-anal
ytical framework, "application-adaptation" or "hybrid" model to fit to European environment.
3. The tentative results of the above analytical activities are as follows.
1) At the Japanese-based plants the Japanese management and production systems have been "applied" to the greater extent than we had expected, while the local institutional methods have also been "adapted" to flexibly.
2) At the European or American-based plants, though the number of samples is limited, some characteristic Japanese-style methods have positively been introduced onto their traditional production and management systems.
3) Therefore, we can safely say that we have found out some common places where Japanese and Euro-American firms in the continental Europe are competing and cooperating each other from the both sides.
4) It is also important to note that there would be significant differences in terms of "application-adaptation" situations of the Japanese systems among regions or countries within the continental Europe, and also compared with those in North America and East Asia which our project team has already clarified. Less
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