Description : An enclyclopedic view of doing business with Japan. Contains the how-to, where-to and who-with information needed to operate internationally.
Description : STORMY REUNION Pulled from the waves and gasping for air, the last person Antonia Verde expects to be her rescuer is Reuben Sandoval. He may once have been the love of her life, but his drug-smuggling brother ruined their chance of happiness. Now with a storm blowing in, Rueben's island hotel is her only refuge. Soon they find themselves trapped on the island with a killer in the midst of a dangerous hurricane. Antonia's life is in Rueben's hands—can she trust him with her heart, as well? Stormswept: Finding true love in the midst of nature's fury
Description : THE ASIA & JAPAN BUSINESS INFORMATION SOURCEBOOK If you do business in the Asia-Pacific region, or you're thinking about breaking into that booming market, this is one resource you absolutely don't want to be without. A concise guide to approximately 1,000 vital business information sources, this amazing sourcebook can save you countless hours of frustrating research and who knows how many lost opportunities. Here's how it works: The Asia & Japan Business Information Sourcebook lists a vast array of sources, including books, journals, periodicals, references, directories, databases, official reports, and more. Each source has been carefully researched and evaluated by Asia-Pacific business expert, Christopher Engholm. Each listing includes an analysis of the source, profiles of who it is best suited for-consultants, marketers, investors, risk analysts, software developers, etc.-and pricing and ordering information. To further facilitate your research, this ready reference is organized by region. Each section begins with an overview of regional economic conditions and recent trade and investment trends. And, within each section, sources are grouped by information categories, such as "Finance," or "Economy." Let's say you're interested in designing databases for the Japanese market. You'd simply go to the "Japan" section, and check under the category "Company Directories" where you'd find your first important lead: Database Japan, an annual publication put out by the Database Promotion Center of Japan. Couldn't be simpler! In the Information Age, facts are the fuel that drive business. The first and only concise guide to Asia-Pacific business information sources, this powerhouse puts you in touch with all the vital data you need to shoot for the stars. Advance praise for The Asia & Japan Business Information Sourcebook... "Engholm's Asia & Japan Business Information Sourcebook packs a large number of listings together in one place, particularly on Japan, and will be a good resource for the businessperson approaching Asia for the first time."-Chalmers Johnson Professor Emeritus The Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies University of California, San Diego Author of MITI and the Japanese Miracle "With this book, the notion of an exotic, enigmatic, unreachable Orient dies. Modern Japan and East Asia are open for business and this book shows where to get the factual information one needs on almost any business topic related to them. Those highly experienced in Japanese and East Asian business will find this book an essential tool. For those of lesser experience, the book can save a lot of wear and tear in the school of hard knocks. A marvelous accomplishment."-Robert Hecht-Nielsen Chairman of the Board HNC, Inc. "Chris Engholm has once again provided an invaluable aid to the international businessperson contemplating business in Japan and Asia. The Asia & Japan Business Information Sourcebook is thorough, comprehensive, and exceedingly well done." -Russell L. Cole Senior Production Manager Science Applications International Corporation "Invaluable! Chris Engholm has done a great job for us in his usual comprehensive, meticulous manner. A 'must have' for anyone serious about doing business in Asia." -Jack G. Lewis Director, Pacific Rim Management Programs Graduate School of Business Administration University of Southern California
Description : Despite Japan's Westernization, the country has remained "uniquely" Japanese. This text offers insight into Japan and its people to facilitate Western business dealings in the country. It ranges from interpersonal communication to decision-making styles, negotiating tactics and business contacts.
Description : This book is targeted at business executives of companies: - approaching the Japanese Market, - reviewing their options in terms of Japan Entry Strategy, - already exporting to Japan (Indirect Sales) or, - already established and doing business in Japan (Direct Sales). Here, I do not focus on the cross-cultural side of things (please check my other books for that) but I rather cover in details the business side of things in Japan. First, I give the reader some insight into selected markets in Japan, as well B2C as B2B. Second, I show how to adapt to the local specificities, Industry by Industry, and I give some tips and guidelines for building a successful (B2C and B2B) Marketing Mix in Japan. Third, I introduce and analyse the various Entry Strategies available to foreign companies keen on developing their business in Japan.
Description : Cross-cultural misunderstandings frequently appear in situations where Westerners interact with people from the Far East, in particular with the Japanese. As a Japan Business Consultant, I have witnessed many business cases, situations or events, where understanding the basics of Japanese business etiquette and Japan cross-cultural management would have helped a lot. This book, filled with concrete advice and illustrations of what to do and what not to do, aims at giving foreign business executives the necessary background and ÒtoolkitÓ for succeeding in their ÒJapan cross-cultural adventureÓ. The reader equipped with all the tools and tips I have developed in this book should definitely Òperform betterÓ when confronted with a Japanese prospect, potential business partner or ÒbossÓ. Being well prepared for future Japan-related business opportunities is of the most importance now that an EPA in principle (Economic Partnership Agreement) has been concluded between the EU and Japan!
Description : This volume analyzes Japan’s industrial organization both from a historical perspective and by looking in details at specific industries such as iron, steel and the automotive industry. Big business, business groups and industrial policy are also discussed. The volume also provides a survey of the literature in Japanese which will help the reader in search of original sources.