Innovation and Dynamics in Japanese Retailing

From Techniques to Formats to Systems

  • Authors
  • Hendrik Meyer-Ohle

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hendrik Meyer-Ohle
      Pages 3-14
  3. From Techniques to Formats (1950s–80s)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Hendrik Meyer-Ohle
      Pages 41-55
    3. Hendrik Meyer-Ohle
      Pages 56-96
  4. Development of Systems (1990s)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Hendrik Meyer-Ohle
      Pages 99-114
    3. Hendrik Meyer-Ohle
      Pages 145-164
    4. Hendrik Meyer-Ohle
      Pages 188-210
  5. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Hendrik Meyer-Ohle
      Pages 229-239
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 240-275

About this book


Japanese retailing has long been regarded as traditional or even backwards, when in reality it has constantly demonstrated its innovativeness and dynamism. This book highlights these developments by looking at: innovations and underlying driving forces; responses of Japanese retailers to deregulation; increasing competition; changes in consumer behaviour; and internationalization during the 1990s. All of these factors are analyzed through a thorough investigation of innovative activity from the 1950s onwards.


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