Competition in Japan

  title={Competition in Japan},
  author={Michael E. Porter and Mariko Sakakibara},
J apan registered a remarkable 6.5 percent rate of economic growth from 1955 to 1990, catching up with high-income western countries in its level of economic development. During the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and into the 1980s, Japan’s share of world exports rose dramatically, from 2.9 percent in 1960 to 6.1 percent in 1970, 8.2 percent in 1980, and a peak of 9.8 percent in 1985 (Porter, Takeuchi and Sakakibara, 2000). Japanese firms were increasingly successful internationally in large, visible… CONTINUE READING

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