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Japan's Orientation towards Foreign Investments: Inertia Effects and Driving Force of Institutional Changes

Nir Kshetri; Ralf Bebenroth;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2012
Abstract
We use an institutional perspective to develop a framework for understanding the contexts, mechanisms and processes associated with institutions and institutional changes related to foreign investment in Japan. We examine power dynamics and relational boundaries between diverse actors and analyze why and how some components of institutions have changed and others have not. Also explored in this paper are the conflicting discourses that have been raised in regards to the participation of foreign investors. We also examine purposive efforts of various institutional entrepreneurs to change prevailing institutions in Japan. We assess structural factors working as so...
Subjects
free text keywords: Institutions, Institutional changes, Foreign investors, Japan, global financial crisis, Institutional entrepreneurs, Institutional field
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