qThese two volumes analyze Japan from the Knowledge Economy perspective, covering a wide range of sectoral issues in development including the macro economic framework, education and skills training, the national innovation system, science and technology, information and communication technology, and infrastructure. While Volume 1 explores the four pillare of the qqKnowledge for Developmentqq framework, the second volume presents up-to-date case studies of outstanding Japanese private companies that each characterize different aspects of the Knowledge Economy. By combining economics and business, these volumes allow readers to grasp the full scope of today's knowledge economy.qToyota did this by differentiating the Lexus from other luxury brands in terms of both the vehicles and the dealer ... To support this, sales and service personnel are on salary rather than the more common industry practice, which is ... Some dealers even offer meal coupons for customers waiting to have their cars serviced.
|Title||:||Japan, Moving Toward a More Advanced Knowledge Economy, 2|
|Author||:||Tsutomu Shibata, Hirotaka Takeuchi|
|Publisher||:||World Bank Publications - 2006-01-01|