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The Role of Tradition in Japan's IndustrializationAnother Path to Industrialization$
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Masayuki Tanimoto

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780198292746

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0198292740.001.0001

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How Local Trade Associations and Manufacturers' Associations Worked in Pre-war Japan

How Local Trade Associations and Manufacturers' Associations Worked in Pre-war Japan

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(p.157) 7 How Local Trade Associations and Manufacturers' Associations Worked in Pre-war Japan
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The Role of Tradition in Japan's Industrialization
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Kazuhiro Ōmori

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198292740.003.0007

This chapter focuses on the role of trade and manufacturers’ associations in Japan’s industrialization. Focusing on two typical traditional industries, pottery and straw goods manufacturing, the various activities of associations such as quality control, technological improvement, material purchasing, and product marketing are investigated. The associations made significant contributions to the development of traditional industries, especially the industries dominated by small manufacturing firms.

Keywords:   trade associations, manufacturers’ associations, pottery, straw goods, quality control, technological improvement, small manufacturing firm

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