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  • Decision-Making & Japanby Ruth Taplin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00

    Demonstrates that Western individualism and Japanese groupism are not necessarily incompatible or mutually exclusive. more...

  • Outsourcing and Human Resource Managementby Ruth Taplin

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Outsourcing is an increasingly popular strategy deployed by a variety of institutions, including banks, multinational companies and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The book assesses the problems and solutions for those attempting to outsource through an analysis of human resource management, insourcing, lifecycles of the project, insurance... more...

  • Innovation and Business Partnering in Japan,, Europe and the United Statesby Ruth Taplin

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 48.95

    Innovation studies and partnering/collaborative alliances are rapidly growing areas of interest. Originally combining the two areas, this book examines the role of business partnering as a pathway to innovation for small and medium enterprises ? SMEs. This text outlines global and regional trends, focusing in particular on the role of Poland... more...

  • Valuing Intellectual Property in Japan, Britain and the United Statesby Ruth Taplin

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    As over half the assets of many major companies are now intangible assets, there is an increasing need to assess more accurately the value of intellectual property (IP) from a wider interdisciplinary perspective. Re-evaluating risk and understanding the true value of intellectual property is a major problem, particularly important for business practitioners,... more...

  • Intellectual Property Valuation and Innovation: Towards Global Harmonisationby Ruth Taplin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00

    With the recent global economic crisis, attitudes and practices in relation to intellectual property valuation are changing as exemplified by the dichotomy explained in this book, which makes it unique. While there has been a move towards global harmonisation in terms of valuation of both tangible and intangible assets that are based on innovation,... more...

  • Intellectual Property and the New Global Japanese Economyby Ruth Taplin

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 155.00

    The Japanese economy is the second largest in the world and is becoming once more one of the most competitive. Despite the stagnation and deflation experienced during the 1990s, Japan has progressively become more aware of the need to be a global player, in particular under the radical administration of former Prime Minister Koizumi. A vigorous approach... more...

  • Risk Management and Innovation in Japanby Ruth Taplin

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 48.95

    Assessing and managing risk is vitally important, and is increasingly studied in a range of areas including politics and international relations, finance and insurance, and innovation and the valuing of intangible assets such as patents and intellectual property. The degree to which innovation is encouraged or otherwise ? a key factor for many businesses... more...

  • Intellectual Property, Innovation and Management in Emerging Economiesby Ruth Taplin; Alojzy Z. Nowak

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95

    This book argues that intellectual property (IP) development and innovation are fundamental to economic growth, especially in newly emerging economies which often hold vast reserves of natural resources and human knowledge that remain unprotected. It sheds light on countries that are gradually realising this situation, with examples from many parts... more...

  • Mental Health Care in Japanby Ruth Taplin; Sandra J. Lawman

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 155.00

    Mental health, including widespread depression, a high suicide rate and institutionalisation, is a major problem in Japan. At the same time, the mental health care system in Japan has historically been more restrictive than elsewhere in the world. This book looks at the challenges of mental health care in Japan, including problems such as the institutionalisation... more...

  • Japanese Telecommunicationsby Ruth Taplin; Masako Wakui

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 48.95

    Presenting a comprehensive survey of the telecommunications industry in Japan, Taplin and Wakui cover the different sectors of the industry ? including mobile, broadband and satellite, whilst considering key questions such as the structure and economics of the industry, government policy, and international relations issues connected to the industry.... more...

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