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Business Groups as an Organizational Model  

Asli M. Colpan and Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra

Business groups are an organizational model in which collections of legally independent firms bounded together with formal and informal ties use collaborative arrangements to enhance their ... More

History of Japanese Labor and Production Management  

William M. Tsutsui

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May 2019
Subject:
History
Tracking with Japan’s macroeconomic fortunes since World War II, global interest in Japanese management practices emerged in the 1950s with the start of Japan’s “miracle economy,” soared in ... More

Japanese Department Stores  

Rika Fujioka

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Oct 2018
Dry goods stores, the predecessors of Japanese department stores, were forced to modernize and change their business format after the Meiji Restoration in 1868, which led to the demise of ... More

Labor History, Railroads, and Australia, 1880–1900  

Bradley Bowden

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Nov 2019
Previously, most attention to managerial attitudes to railroad labor during the late 19th century has focused on industrial conflict in the United States, most particularly the so-called ... More

Luxury Business  

Pierre-Yves Donzé and Rika Fujioka

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Aug 2017
The luxury business has been one of the fastest growing industries since the late 1990s. Despite numerous publications in management and business history, it is still difficult to have a ... More

Maritime Business: A Paradigm of Global Business  

Gelina Harlaftis and Ioannis Theotokas

Online publication date:
Apr 2020
Subject:
History
Maritime business is a paradigm of a global business. Its importance cannot be underrated as 90% of the world’s trade is at the present day carried by sea. In fact, the vast majority of the ... More

The Swiss Watch Industry  

Pierre-Yves Donzé

The Swiss watch industry has enjoyed uncontested domination of the global market for more than two decades. Despite high costs and high wages, Switzerland is the home of most of the largest ... More

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