Highlights: December 2006 Issue
SPECIAL REPORT: Japan's Emerging Energy Efficiency Technologies
Many observers of the global energy markets still have not woken up to the fact that Japan's industrial companies are bringing significant technology developments in energy efficiency to the market. Funding for these initiatives has increasingly migrated from government-funded projects to the private sector in recent years. Every day brings news, and hints, of innovations of rising signficance. We discuss energy efficiency in Japan and some of the relatively unknown companies you will increasingly be hearing about.
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A Specialist Offers Advice: "The Importance of Establishing a Hybrid Culture in Cross-Border M&A"Can't we all agree by now that as many cross-border mergers fail for soft reasons like poor communication and poor cultural integration as for financial and operational reasons? Our specialist contributor this month, an expert in Japan cross-cultural communications and culture building, explains why creating a hybrid culture in the acquired entity is actually the best way to ensure that the best practices of both acquiror and target are maintained and cultivated. Executives focused on, or considering, in-out or out-in cross-border transactions with a Japanese partner would do well to read this compelling piece.
Management Secrets in Medical Devices: The Medtronic Japan Story
Medtronic Japan has alot to be proud of in Japan. It's a leader in cardiovascular stents as well as pacemakers and defibrillators. But according to Medtronic's top Japan executive, there are some particular operational tasks it focuses on in Japan, that have proven to be especially critical to maintaining its reputation with regulators as well as its hundreds of dealers and distributors. To gain and maintain share against the likes of Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific, St. Jude Medical and others, and maintain quality in generation after generation of new products, it might behoove medical industry executives in Japan to read and follow the management secrets of this market leader.
Japan Insight: Get the Scoop
Is Softbank Stupid, or Just Getting Sloppy?: An Examination of What's Behind Some Very Stupid Recent Moves in Financing, Gaming and Korea; Etc.
From the Editors
An Enormous Economy About Which You Haven't Heard...
Plus much more...
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