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In: The Knowledge Economy and Lifelong Learning
In: Knowledge, Curriculum, and Preparation for Work
Published under the auspices of the American Society of International Law.
This book provides a valuable discussion of international law-making, dispute resolution, and international enforcement. . .


Receil, Vol. 7, Issue 2
Prominent international law experts from the U.S., Japan, and Canada discuss some of the vital matters “afloat” in the intersecting areas of national and international law, including important issues relating to the Law of the Sea, Environmental Law, Extraterritorial Application of Domestic Law in the Fields of Trade and Economic Regulation, Japan-North American Economic Frictions, and other developments in the post-Cold War world.


Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.
In: Leaders in Curriculum Studies
In: Edutopias
Readings in Society, the Economy, and Politics

Throughout the 20th century, many East Asian societies imported and transplanted the institutional foundations for industrialization and market economies, which has provided for substantial advances in material well-being. However, Confucianism, the predominant basis of traditional Chinese morality since antiquity, has begun staging a comeback in the recent years. Yet it is unclear as to how modern Confucian firms in a market economy will be organized, or how this will affect firm competitiveness. To shed further light on these issues, we examine the extant literature and identify several characteristics associated with Confucian business practice along with their potential impact on firm performance. We illustrate each of these characteristics with a company that explicitly follows Confucian business practice—Taiwan-based Sinyi Real Estate. It is found that, in general, Sinyi Real Estate conforms to the description of Confucian-based business practice that is expounded in the extant literature. However, there are a few surprises.

In: Frontiers of Business Research in China
In: Japanese Law in Context