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The Japanese Main Bank System: Its Relevance for Developing and Transforming Economies

Masahiko Aoki and Hugh Patrick


This book is based on a collaborative project sponsored by the World Bank. Its purpose is to describe, analyse, and evaluate the Japanese main bank system, and examine its relevance as a model for developing market economies and transforming social economies. It is divided into two parts: Part I, The Japanese Main Bank System, presents ten chapters that explore the development, functions, relationships and regulation of the main bank system; and Part II, The Comparative Context: Relevance for Developing and Transforming Economics, contains seven chapters that compare the Japanese main bank sys ... More

Keywords: Japanese main bank system, financial services, government policy, bank relationship, Germany, Mexico, India, China, Poland

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780198288992
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2004 DOI:10.1093/0198288999.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Masahiko Aoki, editor
Stanford and Kyoto Universities
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Hugh Patrick, editor
Columbia University Business School
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