TITLE

Competitors need not apply

AUTHOR(S)
Beck, John C.; Pittenger, John C.
PUB. DATE
December 1992
SOURCE
Marketing Management;1992, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p55
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Consumer safety regulation and guildhall-style market controls make the automobile aftermarket services and parts industry arguably the most significant of regulated sectors in Japan today. Its high barriers to entry epitomize the nontariff hurdles facing foreigners--and Japanese themselves--trying to break into established market systems. Increasingly restive Japanese consumers, however, are likely to force eventual changes. They've already won some legislative relief and successful assaults on non-competitive traditions.
ACCESSION #
9602150701

 

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