'deficient in Commercial Morality'?: Japan in Global Debates on Business Ethics in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries - Hunter, Janet
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This enlightening text analyses the origins of Western complaints, prevalent in the late nineteenth century, that Japan was characterised at the time by exceptionally low standards of 'commercial morality', despite a major political and economic transformation. As Britain industrialised during the nineteenth century the issue of 'commercial morality' was increasingly debated. Concerns about standards of business ethics extended to other industrialising economies, such as the United States. Hunter examines the Japanese response to the charges levelled against Japan in this context, arguing that…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This enlightening text analyses the origins of Western complaints, prevalent in the late nineteenth century, that Japan was characterised at the time by exceptionally low standards of 'commercial morality', despite a major political and economic transformation. As Britain industrialised during the nineteenth century the issue of 'commercial morality' was increasingly debated. Concerns about standards of business ethics extended to other industrialising economies, such as the United States. Hunter examines the Japanese response to the charges levelled against Japan in this context, arguing that this was shaped by a pragmatic recognition that Japan had little choice but to adapt itself to Western expectations if it was to establish its position in the global economy. The controversy and criticisms, which were at least in part stimulated by fear of Japanese competition, are important in the history of thinking on business ethics, and are of relevance for today's industrialising economies as they attempt to establish themselves in international markets.
  • Produktdetails
  • Palgrave Studies in Economic History
  • Verlag: Springer Palgrave Macmillan; Palgrave Macmillan Uk; M
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 978-1-137-58681-0
  • 1st ed. 2016
  • Seitenzahl: 116
  • Erscheinungstermin: 29. Juli 2016
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 218mm x 154mm x 15mm
  • Gewicht: 301g
  • ISBN-13: 9781137586810
  • ISBN-10: 1137586818
  • Artikelnr.: 44538979
Autorenporträt
JanetHunter is Saji Professor of Economic History at the London School of Economics, UK.She has published widely on the economic and social history of modern Japan,and is currently researching on concepts of ethical business practice indeveloping economies such as Japan, and the economic impact of the 1923earthquake.
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction.- Chapter 1. Credit, Speculation, Legislation and Reputation: the Evolution of the Discourse on Commercial Morality in England and Beyond.- Chapter 2. Deceit, Piracy and Unfair Competition: Western Perceptions of the Level of Commercial Morality in Japan.- Chapter 3 - National Interest, Reputation and Economic Development in an 'Infant' Country: the Japanese Response to Western Criticisms.- Conclusion.-