Education and Competitiveness of Japanese Firms in a Changing Global Economy

  • Hwy-Chang Moon


Several theories have been put forth to describe competitive advantage and its components. One important aspect of competitiveness is derived from people. People are often a reflection of education and culture. Therefore, these two areas must be taken into consideration as primary factors of international competitiveness. This paper discusses the unique characteristics of Japanese education and culture that shape the workforce. It concludes that Japan needs educational and cultural reform to be competitive in a changing global environment.


East Asian Country Total Quality Management Harvard Business Review Strategic Management Journal Japanese Firm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hwy-Chang Moon
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  1. 1.Graduate Institute for International and Area StudiesSeoul National UniversitySeoulKorea

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