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Economics: Japan and globalisation: How to get into the Japanese market

In the second of a three-part series, GIS expert Professor Dr Stefan Lippert, considers in this special report if a strategy of mergers and acquisition rather than organic growth offers opportunities for foreign investors to enter the Japanese market.

THERE are three main factors in favour of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) as an alternative to organic market entry in Japan:


<b>Strategic balance:</b> Japan has been viewed as a model on the way out since the mid-1990s, while China is seen as the market of the future. That perception has given way to disillusionment. The European business community often says: ‘In ...

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Dr. Stefan Lippert
Even in large companies the management tends to see itself more as a representative of the employees than the shareholders. That is why the benefit to employees should be emphasised during a takeover, rather than concentrating on shareholder advantages
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