Yongdo Kim. The Dynamics of Interfirm Relationships: Markets and Organization in Japan. Edward Elgar Publishing, (ISBN:9781784715342, eISBN:9781784715359, DOI:10.4337/9781784715359)
‘This book provides an authoritative study of interfirm and supplier relationships in leading Japanese industries, which thoroughly disrupts existing cultural stereotypes by pursuing a carefully crafted evolutionary and comparative perspective combined with compelling original research’
– Geoffrey Jones, Harvard Business School, US
The goal of this pathbreaking volume is to relativize the experience of Japanese industries in terms of both location and time, exploring its similarities and differences with other countries and its unique relationship with the “global standard” of company performance set by US firms. By examining the intertwining of the organizational and market principles in interfirm relationships, this book tries to overcome the weaknesses of existing studies by looking beyond organizational principles, overturning stereotypes, and covering a wide range of industries.