This edited volume examines the American influence on West German and Japanese industry from the 1950s to the 1970s, providing a valuable contribution to the debate on 'Americanization' from a historical and comparative perspective. Individual contributions provide an in-depth analysis of the adoption and modification of management and technological issues from the US in West Germany and Japan at the micro-economic level.Until the 1930s, dead-tank oil circuit-breakers were still in use; in this old system, the moveable switch contacts were in a pressurized container of oil. So-called expansion circuit-breakers were developed at Siemens-Schuckertwerke duringanbsp;...
|Title||:||German and Japanese Business in the Boom Years|
|Author||:||Matthias Kipping, Akira Kudo, Harm G. Schröter|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2004-07-31|