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Business Organisation and Management in Japan

Business Organisation and Management in Japan

Programme: M. Phil
Course No: EA 623
Semester: Monsoon 
Credits: Three
Course Teacher: Dr. H.S. Prabhakar
Content : Revised on 22 July 2006 



  1. Importance of Japan as a Global/Regional Economic Power
  2. Economic Strategies from Tokugawa period to WW II
  3. Social Models and Social Mechanism of Japan – Japan as a Social Network
  4. How Japan`s Ability to Adapt Affects Structural Change
  5. The Alliance between Politics, Business and Bureaucracy
  6. Role of MITI\METI in general Economic Policy formulation and implementation
  7. Economic Development up to the end of 1970s
  8. The importance of 1980s and 1990s to Japanese economy
  9. The Role and Structure of Zaibatsu and Keiretsu
  10. Japanese SOGO SOSHAS - MNCs
  11. Transformation of Industrial Structure 1965-2000 and Impact on Trade, Investment and Technology Transfer
  12. New Economy Industries and Japan
  13. Explaining Recession, Reforms and Still Slow Recovery
  14. The political Economy of Policy Making and Implementation : Industrialisation, Corporate Performances and Commercial Policy of Japan
  15. Comments on East Asian Miracle and Development Model :Flying Gheese Model
  16. Japan`s Economic Relations with the US, EU, HPAEs
  17. Dynamics of India-Japan Economic Relations
  18. Japan and Multilateral Institutions
  19. The Impact and Challenge of Globalisation : Globalising Agents,  Norms and Japan Assuming Global Responsibilities
  20. How Japan may change between  2006 – 2016.
  21. Sum up

A warm welcome to the modified and updated website of the Centre for East Asian Studies. The East Asian region has been at the forefront of several path-breaking changes since 1970s beginning with the redefining the development architecture with its State-led development model besides emerging as a major region in the global politics and a key hub of the sophisticated technologies. The Centre is one of the thirteen Centres of the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi that provides a holistic understanding of the region.

Initially, established as a Centre for Chinese and Japanese Studies, it subsequently grew to include Korean Studies as well. At present there are eight faculty members in the Centre. Several distinguished faculty who have now retired include the late Prof. Gargi Dutt, Prof. P.A.N. Murthy, Prof. G.P. Deshpande, Dr. Nranarayan Das, Prof. R.R. Krishnan and Prof. K.V. Kesavan. Besides, Dr. Madhu Bhalla served at the Centre in Chinese Studies Programme during 1994-2006. In addition, Ms. Kamlesh Jain and Dr. M. M. Kunju served the Centre as the Documentation Officers in Chinese and Japanese Studies respectively.

The academic curriculum covers both modern and contemporary facets of East Asia as each scholar specializes in an area of his/her interest in the region. The integrated course involves two semesters of classes at the M. Phil programme and a dissertation for the M. Phil and a thesis for Ph. D programme respectively. The central objective is to impart an interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of history, foreign policy, government and politics, society and culture and political economy of the respective areas. Students can explore new and emerging themes such as East Asian regionalism, the evolving East Asian Community, the rise of China, resurgence of Japan and the prospects for reunification of the Korean peninsula. Additionally, the Centre lays great emphasis on the building of language skills. The background of scholars includes mostly from the social science disciplines; History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, International Relations and language.

Several students of the centre have been recipients of prestigious research fellowships awarded by Japan Foundation, Mombusho (Ministry of Education, Government of Japan), Saburo Okita Memorial Fellowship, Nippon Foundation, Korea Foundation, Nehru Memorial Fellowship, and Fellowship from the Chinese and Taiwanese Governments. Besides, students from Japan receive fellowship from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.