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By Tetsuo Abo

As jap automobile and electronics corporations have elevated their operations into the U.S. extra recognition has been concerned with jap administration and production. In Hybrid Factory a workforce of eastern and American students explores the possibility of the potent move of jap administration and creation platforms which were credited with giving jap corporations their aggressive superiority to a miles diversified nationwide tradition. The ebook appears particularly at which administration elements, that supply energy to jap construction platforms, can live on the move to the U.S. or no matter if the considerably diverse social and cultural setting makes the sort of move impossible.

Contributors:
Tetsuo Abo, University of Tokyo
Hiroshi Itagaki, Saitama University
Duane Kujawa, University of Miami
Kunio Kamiyama, Josai University
Hiroshi Kumon, Hosei University
Tetsuji Kawamura, Teikyo University
Mira Wilkins, Florida foreign University

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This is an important point to remember when considering the international transfer of technology and its related systems. Researchers in this field have proposed a number of dichotomies for describing the types or patterns of technology that they encounter: Abernathy described "product technology" and "process technology"; Vernon distinguishes between "labor-saving innovation" and "material-saving" innovation. The present research identifies a number of related technology-types, including "system-oriented technology" and "accumulation-oriented technology," or the mechanicsand electronics-oriented technology (combined in Japanese as "mechatronics" or ME (micro- electronics technology).

8%. Most notable is North America's substantial lead in investment in areas such as real estate, commerce, and services. Of these, the rapid increase in real estate investment is particularly conspicuous. 8% of this investment. 6% total share that the manufacturing sector received from overall Japanese FDI in every region. 4% for former West Germany (JETRO, 1987). S. 9 percent recorded in 1971. Of course a salient characteristic of Japanese FDI in the United States in recent years is the rapid increase in the proportion directed towards the nonmanufacturing sector such as real estate, finance, and services.

The Japanese management and production system is at the back of the "reluctant" Japanese multinational. S. local production environment will be strained. It has become necessary to expressly address the precise nature of the Japanese system's relative superiority. There is an urgent need to reexamine systematic and cultural factors in many areas, including MNE theory, relative superiority, corporate-specific factors, location-specific factors, and the related issue of internalization. This is the theoretical and methodological premise upon which the present research is based.

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