Japan's 'Lost Decade': Causes, Legacies and Issues of Transformative Change

1st Edition

W. Miles Fletcher III, Peter W. von Staden

Routledge
Published September 12, 2014
Reference - 158 Pages
ISBN 9781138844797 - CAT# Y175567

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Summary

Understanding the 'lost decade' of the 1990s is central to explaining Japan today. Following a period of record high growth, the chronic downturn after 1990 raised fundamental questions about the course of the world's third largest economy. This crisis also presented Japan with the opportunity for transformative change. Changes have followed, some of them less than might be expected, and some of them far more sweeping than is generally realized.

This volume presents a wide range of international perspectives on post-bubble Japan, exploring the effects of the long downturn on the views of the Japanese business community, management practices, and national policies. To what degree has Japan's traumatic experience prompted basic reforms in terms of legal changes, corporate governance, business strategy, and the longterm national vision for the economy?

This book was originally published as a special issue of Asia Pacific Business Review.

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