Industrial pageant with emerging economies, new nearby funding from the West, and exchange pacts between opponents threaten Japan’s lengthy postwar prominence. international marketplace dynamics and nearby pageant brought on the shift from offshore factories to neighborhood networks within the final decade. comparable forces are riding the new formation of local Nikkei - Japan-affiliated - nodes in significant business clusters in Asia.
The critical suggestion of this quantity, "knowledge networks," refers to interactive linkages round nodes of tacit and codified wisdom embedded in international price Chains. via survey facts and interviews at corporations and factories this e-book unearths the issues dealing with wisdom move, akin to persisting problems in verbal exchange, expertise move, and indigenous studying in nearby nodes of Nikkei price Chains and the endurance of prior styles of hierarchical coordination in details flows regardless of the shift in the direction of extra horizontal community association. although, a comparability of Nikkei wisdom networks in China, South Korea, and Thailand unearths the chances of an interactive studying neighborhood in cross-border funding. If Japan can meet the problem of tapping Asia’s offshore assets for innovation, it's going to pose an impressive worldwide problem to Western competitors.
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