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Subcontracting in Hokkaido's resource processing sectors

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dc.contributor.author MacLachlan, Ian
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-26T20:15:52Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-26T20:15:52Z
dc.date.issued 1992-02
dc.identifier.citation MacLachlan, I. (1992). Subcontracting in Hokkaido's resource processing sectors. Kaihatsu Ronshu: Journal of Development Policy Studies, 49, 181-196. en
dc.identifier.issn 0288-089X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/1245
dc.description.abstract The Japanese economic miracle has inspired considerable interest in the organization of the Japanese industrial system. One of the unique aspects of industrial capitalism in Japan is the vast array of contractual linkages articulating part-time and family businesses with multinational corporations. This paper begins with a brief definition of terms related to industrial subcontracting in Japan and then considers subcontracting in Hokkaido. While less pervasive than on the mainland, industrial subcontracting is a vital component in Hokkaido's space economy and it is found in every industrial sector. To explain the relations between small and large firms two conceptual models are introduced: dualism and flexible production. Data from primary and secondary sources are used to show that the dualism model is most germane to the resource processing industries of the Hokkaido region. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Center for Development Policy Studies, Hokkai-Gakuen University (Sapporo, Japan) en
dc.subject Subcontracting -- Japan en
dc.title Subcontracting in Hokkaido's resource processing sectors en
dc.type Article en
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en
dc.publisher.department Geography en
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en


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