Abegglen, James C.; Stalk Jr., George
June 1986
FE: The Magazine for Financial Executives;Jun1986, Vol. 2 Issue 6, p17
Trade Publication
Explores the unique relationship of Japanese companies (kaisha) with both financial institutions and shareholders. Use of high leverage to fund fast corporate growth; Examination of the common belief that with the group bank holding a share position in the company and with the financial assistance and loan guarantees from group members and the bank, Japanese semiconductor and other high-growth firms are able to pursue very aggressive financial policies; Understatement of the financial strengths of the kaisha's balance sheet.


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