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The Resource Shoshaman : a tale of corporate Japan, Arai Shinya ; translated by Chieko Mulhern

Shoshaman : a tale of corporate Japan, Arai Shinya ; translated by Chieko Mulhern

Label
Shoshaman : a tale of corporate Japan
Title
Shoshaman
Title remainder
a tale of corporate Japan
Statement of responsibility
Arai Shinya ; translated by Chieko Mulhern
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
Acknowledging no god but the corporate good, the shoshamen-high-powered professionals within Japan's integrated trading companies-serve as the unrelenting cogs of an economic machine. Or do they?Shoshaman takes us inside the world of Japan Inc. to explore the daily lives of the people who inhabit it. Written by a senior executive in a major sogo shosha, this absorbing novel reveals, as no textbook can, the strategies required to win the race to the top. It also makes painfully clear the ethical and psychological choices that such a race demands. The cast of characters is as varied as the corporate world itself, from the devoted Ojima, who has been passed over by the company, to the spirited Masako, who strikes out on her own. The hero, Nakasato Michio, finds that the road to success is long and perilous, as he tries to satisfy his ambitions while remaining faithful to his values.First published as Kigyoka sarariman in 1986 and made into a prize-winning television miniseries in 1988, the book has been acclaimed in Japan for the verisimilitude of its characters and situations. It offers a clear understanding of what it is like-in human terms-to survive and perhaps succeed within the confines of the Japanese corporation
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Arai, Shinya
Dewey number
895.6/35
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL845.R246
LC item number
K5413 1991eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Voices from Asia
Series volume
3
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Japanese fiction
  • FICTION
  • Japanese fiction
Label
Shoshaman : a tale of corporate Japan, Arai Shinya ; translated by Chieko Mulhern
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Kigyōka sararīman
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • FOUR. Lost Years: April
  • Five. Between Entrepreneur and Salaryman: May
  • SIX. Our People: Early June
  • EPILOGUE. The Insubordinate Loyalist: Late June
  • AFTERWORD
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • INTRODUCTION. The Japanese Business Novel
  • Mulhern, Chieko
  • PROLOGUE. The Intruder: April
  • ONE. New York: March
  • TWO. The Turning Point Fifteen Years Ago
  • THREE. Black Hair: April
Control code
42922570
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 224 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520071414
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttt2v3n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)42922570
Label
Shoshaman : a tale of corporate Japan, Arai Shinya ; translated by Chieko Mulhern
Publication
Note
Translation of: Kigyōka sararīman
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • FOUR. Lost Years: April
  • Five. Between Entrepreneur and Salaryman: May
  • SIX. Our People: Early June
  • EPILOGUE. The Insubordinate Loyalist: Late June
  • AFTERWORD
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • INTRODUCTION. The Japanese Business Novel
  • Mulhern, Chieko
  • PROLOGUE. The Intruder: April
  • ONE. New York: March
  • TWO. The Turning Point Fifteen Years Ago
  • THREE. Black Hair: April
Control code
42922570
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 224 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520071414
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttt2v3n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)42922570

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