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The power to compete : an economist and an entrepreneur on revitalizing Japan in the global economy

Author: Hiroshi Mikitani; Ryōichi Mikitani
Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2014.
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Father and son - entrepreneur and economist - search for Japan's economic cure The Power to Compete tackles the issues central to the prosperity of Japan - and the world - in search of a cure for the ""Japan Disease."" As founder and CEO of Rakuten, one of the world's largest Internet companies, author Hiroshi Mikitani brings an entrepreneur's perspective to bear on the country's economic stagnation. Through a  Read more...
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Mikitani, Hiroshi.
Power to Compete : An Economist and an Entrepreneur on Revitalizing Japan in the Global Economy.
Hoboken : Wiley, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hiroshi Mikitani; Ryōichi Mikitani
ISBN: 9781119001140 1119001145 9781119001157 1119001153 1119000602 9781119000600
OCLC Number: 893732220
Description: 1 online resource (242 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Japan again --
Chapter 1. The power to innovate. Japan again ; The keys to revitalizing Japan ; Keidanren's raison d'être ; The nature of innovation ; Schumpeter's contribution ; Building infrastructure ; Business innovation ; Summary --
Chapter 2. The power to operate. Workforce fluidity ; Privatization ; Lifetime employment ; Escaping lifetime employment ; Immigration problems ; Why English needs to be a common language in Japan ; Growing the population ; Summary --
Chapter 3. The power in questioning abenomics ; History of abenomics ; Independence in finance ; The optimal inflation rate ; Halting the rise of interest rates ; What to do about our 1-quadrillion-yen debt ; The pros and cons of abenomics ; Summary --
Chapter 4. The power of the low-cost state ; The high cost of governance ; How to reform the high-cost structure ; Addressing the Japanese disease ; The United States and individualism ; The impotent bureaucracy ; Internationalizing the bureaucracy ; Creating think tanks ; Political appointees ; What it will take to improve the bureaucracy ; Summary --
Chapter 5. The power to succeed overseas. The decline in the number of students studying abroad ; Escaping from the Galapagos effect ; The future of journalism ; Media in the Internet era ; The importance of liberal arts ; Ryoichi Mikitani's experiences abroad ; Summary --
Chapter 6. The power to educate. Uniform Japanese education ; The education of the Mikitani family ; What the education system needs ; Higher education ; What people study in university ; The founding of Rakuten ; The evaluation system for teachers ; The need for strategy in the Japanese education system ; Summary --
Chapter 7. The power to build Brand Japan. Brand power ; The demonstration effect ; Brand value at the national level ; Foreign nationals working in Japan ; Making Japan attractive to foreign nationals ; Japan and the trans-Pacific partnership ; Summary --
Conclusion. What is the power to compete? ; Japan uniquely incorporates and interprets cultures ; Competitiveness as a platform ; The global logistics revolution ; Summary ; Epilogue ; Acknowledgments ; Index ; EULA.
Responsibility: Hiroshi Mikitani, Ryoichi Mikitani.

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