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International Business Mergers and Acquisitions in Japan

Bebenroth, Ralf

2015, I, 309 p. 32 illus., 30 illus. in color.

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  • Sheds light on the M&A market in Japan, which has increased substantially in recent years
  • Is one of the few English-language books about international business and M&A in Japan
  • Features case studies that reveal the inner workings of the Japanese business system

This book is one of the very few published investigations of international business in a Japanese context, based on an up-to-date overview of the Japanese mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market in particular. The author explicates recent developments in Japanese business and shows how Japanese firms drastically change to reach out to become more globalized. The book can serve as a foundation in a teaching module for any Japan-related class in international business. Specifically, this publication reveals the inner workings of the Japanese business system. M&A activities covered here include those of foreign firms in Japan as well as Japanese firms investing domestically and in cross-border ventures. Illustrated by carefully chosen examples and supported by extensive data analyses, this book is highly recommended to readers who seek an in-depth understanding of the Japanese M&A market. The volume is enriched by case studies that explicitly illustrate the objectives of specific firms and how they successfully manage their M&A. The author brings to this work his 14 years of experience in Japan and has relied not only on English literature but also on original Japanese sources in creating this highly valuable contribution to the field.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Culture - Foreign Firms in Japan - Human Resources - Japanese Inward Investment - Japanese M&A - Japanese Outward Investment

Related subjects » Business & Management for Professionals - International Economics / European Integration - Organization - Human Resource Management

Table of contents 

Ch1. Introduction Part I. Trade and Distribution.- Ch2. Japan and Japan and Foreign Direct Investment.- Ch3. Imports, Exports and Foreign Businesses in Japan.- Ch4. The Japanese Distribution System.- Ch5. Entrance to the Japanese Market.- Part II. Mergers and Acquisitions.- Ch6. Setting the Stage for Mergers and Acquisitions.- Ch7. Mergers and Acquisitions in Japan.- Ch8. Cross Border Bidders versus Domestic Ones.- Ch9. Unfriendly Takeovers.- Ch10. Evaluation Methods and Market Concentration.- Ch11. Institutional Investors.- Part III. Human Resources in Mergers and Acquisitions Processes.- Ch12. Organizational Identification at Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions: a Theoretical Concept.- Ch13. Identification and Job Satisfaction at Mergers and Acquisitions.- Ch14. Cultural Concepts.- Ch15. Expatriates and other Choices.

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