Forget the Third Arrow and Behold the Old World Order: a journey into the depths of Japan Inc.


‘Dr. Susan Carpenter originally produced for the ASI Forget the Third Arrow and Behold the Old World Order: a journey into the depths of Japan Inc. which is a remarkable study of Japan and the evolution and then stagnation of its corporate and political institutions. The story that she weaves begins with her early observations of how Japanese society functions and then progressively takes us inside a corporate culture that very few foreigners have ever studied, understood and written about. The early enthusiasm and optimism of Japan’s leaders gives way to a complacency and inertia that has lasted for decades and is epitomised by the Abenomics that has become synonymous with failed and discredited economic policies. For this to happen in one of the world’s largest economies is bad enough but it is made worse as others such as China moved ahead and saw rapidly accelerating growth in the mid-1990s and into the Twenty First century. An economy and system at one time held up in Business Schools as epitomising best practice has progressively become discredited and associated with inertia and indecision.’

Roddy Gow OBE – Chairman & Founder


 

Dr. Carpenter has published a revised and updated edition which will be available on Amazon in paperback, on Kindle and Apple ipod from 10th May.

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