Japan: Corporate Governance Research Methodology

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In our study of corporate governance and its impact on the overall economic and business environment, we have considered the example of Japanese Corporate governance and have compared it with other systems. We will study the comparative performances of the companies working in the Japanese system of corporate governance and the organizations working in other systems of corporate governance, primarily that of the United States. We have discussed the concept of corporate governance as well as management practices in detail and have tried to identify the difficulties and the barriers the company’s usually face while following a specific system of corporate governance. The detailed description of the corporate governance concept is primarily derived from the works of several management experts. We have considered the most commonly used concept of corporate governance in our study and have accordingly proposed the solutions to the problems that the companies usually face while adopting a certain system of management. In the next chapter we will discuss the issue of corporate governance in relation to the example that we have considered in the beginning of our study. Instruments: The literature review will be helpful in obtaining certain useful information relating to the study. This information will include: the history of the Japanese business organizations, their management practices, their decision making procedures, their business philosophies and other issues related to their system of corporate governance. In addition to this, the organizational performance of Japanese business entities, as compared to other organizations will be studied. The information thus obtained will be used to identify the effects of Japanese system of co...

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...xposed to several limitations. First, it will not be possible for the researchers to conduct the study at an extensive level because of time and cost restrictions. Therefore, some specific areas will have to be defined for this purpose. Moreover, there is a possibility that all the information gathered for the purpose of the study may not prove to be fully useful in reaching to a plausible conclusion. Implications: This study is expected to make considerable contribution towards the development of an effective system of corporate governance or for further enhancement of the existing system in order to bring further improvements in country’s economic performance. The results of this study will help the researchers in identifying the major problems concerned with the effective functioning of businesses and to develop effective strategies to deal with the problem.
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