ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Japanese Subcontracting Systems

Annavajhula JCB Industrial subcontracting of parts and components, commercial subcontracting of whole products and labour- only subcontracting go a long way to account for the rapid growth, domestic and international competitive strength and resilience against crisis of the Japanese industrial system. The nature and effects of unequal inter-firm relations and labour rationalisation schemes that are subsumed under these subcontracting systems, unscramble to some extent the mystique of the Japanese miracle.

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