JaLCDOI 10.18926/OER/40936
Title Alternative Historical Examination of the lnternational Co-operation of Japanese Corporations, using the examples of the banking industry in Europe, North America and Asia, and manufacturers in Asia.
FullText URL oer_033_4_001_020.pdf
Author Kametaka, Tetsuo|
Abstract Through reviewing the history of the globalization of Japanese banks and transferring of Japanese management to Asian economies, this paper proposes that Japanese banks have not experienced serious friction with been following Western banking business method since the Meiji restoration and that still Japanese Banks have a lot to learn from American banks and banks in The City. Japanese banks have remained very reserved, and friction does not usually occur between a good teacher and a good student. On the other hand, Japanese manufacturers have been very proud of their highly estimated technologies and more importantly the Japanese way of management, especially of "the production management". In addition to that, Asian countries have very diversified and complicated cultural structures with regard to factors such as race, religion, and stage of economic development. Therefore, it has not been easy for manufacturers to transfer their operations to Asia. People who try to move into Asia need to pay special attention to various aspects of Asian culture, which is highly influenced by the Chinese culture and Confucianism. Of course, they should also not forget comprehensive business ethics which are applicable to any place on earth.
Publication Title 岡山大学経済学会雑誌
Published Date 2002-03-10
Volume volume33
Issue issue4
Start Page 1
End Page 20
ISSN 0386-3069
language 日本語
File Version publisher
NAID 110000130114
JaLCDOI 10.18926/OER/40584
Title Alternative Research of Higher Education in USA through Examination of Bulletins of Okayama University’s Partners
FullText URL oer_035_2_001_025.pdf
Author Kametaka, Tetsuo|
Abstract This paper points out the features of US higher education, especially 4 year university educations after analyzing their bulletins and other materials, and then deliberates the historical and philosophical back ground behind it. Also this paper draws a comparison between USA and Japan in the university education. US universities deal with their students realizing that they are now experiencing the age of the transition from mass to so−called universal higher education. On the other hand, Japanese universities, especially governmental ones, have been content with the tradition from Meiji Era, when elite higher education prevailed and each student was treated as a matured and independent gentleman. In US universities, of course, from the first line of bulletins, it is clearly indicated that students themselves are responsible for each decision. However, they also demonstrate that attending classes regularly is a minimal student responsibility. On the other hand but more importantly US universities are committed and well prepared to support students who appear in danger of falling into, or who do fall into, academic difficulties. The existence of ample academic advisors in the universities is very important. Another feature of US universities is that they are affirmative to honor students with outstanding academic performance. There are plenty of honors and scholarships of various kinds. On the contrary, Japanese universities are not very enthusiastic to honor their students and their scholarship systems are generally poor. In conclusion, entering into the age of mega−competition among universities and of transition from mass to universal higher education, Japanese universities have to transform themselves to cope with and to survive these changes, learning many excellences from US higher education system.
Publication Title 岡山大学経済学会雑誌
Published Date 2003-09-10
Volume volume35
Issue issue2
Start Page 1
End Page 25
ISSN 0386-3069
language 日本語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002647262