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The spirit of Japanese capitalism and selected essays

Author: Shichihei Yamamoto
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Madison Books : Distributed by National Book Network, 1992.
Series: Library of Japan.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this searching, marvelously informative book, Yamamoto Shichihei traces the roots of Japan's modern business society. He shows how the Japanese version of the Protestant work ethic had its beginnings with Buddhist and Confucian thinkers, even through centuries of self-imposed isolation. The Japanese original is highly revered by young Japanese executives.
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Yamamoto, Shichihei, 1921-1991.
Spirit of Japanese capitalism and selected essays.
Lanham, Md. : Madison Books : Distributed by National Book Network, 1992
(OCoLC)647093062
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shichihei Yamamoto
ISBN: 081918294X 9780819182944
OCLC Number: 24954323
Description: x, 263 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: A protestant ethic in a non-christian context --
Consanguineous and territorial context --
Contract versus consensus --
Roots of the modern ethos --
Zen and the economic animal --
Theology and Japanese pragmatism --
The capitalist logic of the samurai --
Economic efficiency and the capitalist ethic --
The tradition of japanese capitalism --
Shibusawa eiichi and his times --
Whence the economic animal --
The rise of the non-kin groups --
Forerunners of japans modern thinking.
Series Title: Library of Japan.
Responsibility: Yamamoto Shichihei ; translated by Lynne E. Riggs and Takeuchi Manabu ; introduction by Frank Gibney.

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In this searching, marvelously informative book, Yamamoto Shichihei traces the roots of Japan's modern business society. He shows how the Japanese version of the Protestant work ethic had its beginnings with Buddhist and Confucian thinkers, even through centuries of self-imposed isolation. The Japanese original is highly revered by young Japanese executives.

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