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Business Networks in Japan: Supplier-Customer Interaction in by J Laage-Hellman

By J Laage-Hellman

The impressive luck of jap has usually been attributed to the inter-corporate alliances and networks that exist within the eastern economy. Many commentators argue that's has been those networks which have been key to either the speedy progress and luck of eastern undefined. company Networks in Japan explores the production of supplier-customer networks via case reports of 2 of Japan's biggest businesses: the Toshiba company and the Nippon metal company. Jens Laage-Hellman examines the benefits which have been received from cooperation with providers and shoppers in business markets and the way they've been applied to boost and commercialize new items. Importantly, the research unearths the variations and similarities within the networking and interacting behaviour of eastern and Western businesses, highlighting the significance of the japanese business tradition in absolutely realising some great benefits of networks.

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Nippon Steel also engages in joint research and development activities with universities, both in Japan and abroad, and with suppliers of manufacturing equipment. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Hitachi are examples of important machinery suppliers with which Nippon Steel is developing new process technology. Furthermore, together with other Japanese steelmakers Nippon Steel participates in several national programs coordinated and supported by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) or the Science and Technology Agency (STA).

Mr Kanamaru had long experience of developing coated steel sheet and had been involved already in the Matsushita project in the mid-1960s. 4), previously used only for pure Zn and Zn-Ni alloy coating, instead of hot-dip galvanizing. The former did not require any heating operation and therefore did not impair the formability of the base material. Furthermore, electroplating facilitated the attainment of a uniform thin layer and multiple layer coating. In order to use the coated surface on the outside without causing cosmetic corrosion Mr Kanamaru suggested the application of a very thin upper Fe-rich Zn-Fe layer on top of the Zn-rich Zn-Fe coating.

E. for the dyad itself, for the individual actor and for the network. 28 Technological development in industrial markets With regard to the dyad the main effect of the technological exchange in business relationships, which will be in focus here, is to make the commercial exchange between the two parties more efficient and effective. , through sharing of information that enables the respective actor to adapt its own technological activities according to the needs, wishes or requirements of the counterpart; through division of development tasks and exchange of the results; and through joint R&D activities aimed at developing something, such as a method, product or application, that both are interested in (in the capacity of manufacturer or user).

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