Americanizing Japanese Firms examines the concept of corporate social responsibility in Japanese manufacturing companies within the United States. The study compares the corporate philanthropy of Japanese companies against American and British companies. Specifically, the study investigates characteristics of Japanese companies that influence the level and nature of the corporate philanthropy undertaken. The relationship between size of the company and the level and nature of corporate social responsibility is also examined. Finally, the study explores how Japanese corporations learn about the American approach of corporate philanthropy. In his investigations, the author considered two contexts: first, the constitutions of Japan and the United States are analyzed at a national level to determine the position or importance of corporate philanthropy within the societies comparatively; and second, the communities in which corporations are located and act for social contribution are investigated.
Yukio Yotsumoto is a graduate of Soka University in Japan, where he received a bachelor's degree in economics in 1989. He earned a master's degree in agricultural extension education from the University of Georgia in 1994 and a PhD in sociology from the University of Kentucky in 2002. Currently, Yotsumoto is an associate professor in Asia Pacific studies at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan.
Chapter 1 List of Tables Chapter 2 List of Figures Chapter 3 List of Charts Chapter 4 Acknowledgments Chapter 5 Chapter One: Introduction Chapter 6 Chapter Two: Literature Review Chapter 7 Chapter Three: Research Methods Chapter 8 Chapter Four: Research Setting - a Community Chapter 9 Chapter Five: Human Resource Management and Corporate Social Responsibility Chapter 10 Chapter Six: Firm Size and Corporate Social Responsibility Chapter 11 Chapter Seven: Civil Society in Japan and the United States Chapter 12 Chapter Eight: Learning about Corporate Giving Chapter 13 Chapter Nine: Conclusion Chapter 14 Appendix A: List of Japanese Companies in Kentucky Chapter 15 References