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Alliance CapitalismThe Social Organization of Japanese Business$
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Michael Gerlach

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780520208896

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520208896.001.0001

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The Basic form and Structure of the Keiretsu

The Basic form and Structure of the Keiretsu

(p.103) Chapter IV The Basic form and Structure of the Keiretsu
Alliance Capitalism

Michael L. Gerlach

University of California Press

This chapter discusses the structure and form of the Japanese keiretsu. It describes Japan's business groupings, including the creation of higher-level executive councils, the structuring of exchange networks, and the promotion of groupwide industrial and public relations projects. The analysis indicates systematic and continuing patterns of preferential business relationships based on keiretsu affiliation.

Keywords:   keiretsu, business groupings, Japan, executive councils, exchange networks, public relations, industrial relations, business relationships

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