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Keiretsu — a very Japanese form of ‘alliance’

The Antidote

ISSN: 1363-8483

Article publication date: 1 July 1997

Abstract

Investigates Keiretsu (or link, affiliate with, connect to) and its two forms, horizontal and vertical. Highlights a panel that explains the background to Keiretsu in Japan from 1853 up to the present day. Provides a broad overview of the priorities and perspectives, which exist between Japanese and Western business managers. Chronicles that there is much here that explains other factors which Western managers admire — like Japanese companies' abilities to operate over the long‐term without constant shareholder pressure for short‐term profits.

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Kippenberger, T. (1997), "Keiretsu — a very Japanese form of ‘alliance’", The Antidote, Vol. 2 No. 4, pp. 30-35. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000006429

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