丰田汽车转包体系发展的历史性研究——对现代日本经济体制的微观分析/the Historical Study on the Development of Toyo
The thesis is based on the theories about the "continuity" of the economic system of modern Japan. The historical study is concentrated on the development of Toyota's subcontracting(SHITAUKE) system during the period, which from the foundation of Toyota to the high economic growth of Japan. Through the micro-phenomena, the study is set to study on the subcontracting system, which is one element of the economic system of modern Japan.
On the basis of the effort which has been made by Japanese scholars for a long time, the thesis is supposed to solve two main problems. First, how did Japanese subcontracting system develop in the field of manufacturing and how did that system begin to function as a steady mechanism in the economic system of modern Japan? Second, does this kind of trade relationship between the corporations, which takes on Japanese characteristics, have its Japanese rationality and what is it?