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Imitation and Innovation

The Transfer of Western Organizational Patterns to Meiji Japan

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ISBN 9780674437036

Publication Date: 10/16/1987

252 pages

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  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. The Processes of Cross-Societal Emulation
    • Western Organizational Models in Meiji Japan
    • The Selection of Models
    • Imitation and Innovation in Organizational Emulation
  • 2. The Police
    • Historical Background
    • Building the New System
    • Surpassing the Model: The Reforms of the Mid-1880s
    • Impact on the Social Environment
  • 3. The Postal System
    • Historical Background
    • Building the National Postal System
    • Impact on the Social Environment
  • 4. The Newspaper
    • Historical Background
    • Variation and Expansion, 1870–1885
    • Expansion and Convergence, 1886–1912
    • The Newspaper and Its Social Environment
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Index

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