Casebook of Japanese Startups

YONEKURA Seiichiro ed., Casebook : Nihon no Startup Kigyo (Casebook of Japanese Startups, Tokyo : Yuhikaku, 2005)

(1) Cases of 11 Japanese ex-statups including Sony, Matsushita, Square, or Yoshinoya, to be used for case-study-based seminars in (japanese) business schools.

(2) Yes I know that this book is composed of 11 cases written by 11 authers. Yes I understand that it is not intended to be used for the comparison amoung them. But I would like to compare them in order to find some generalizations about why these companies suceeded... Is it because I am not a specialist of management sciences ? Maybe...

(3) For teachers, using a casebook would need the so-called Teaching Note. But the publisher Yuhikaku intends to supply it only to those who DID decide to adopt it as the textbook for their seminars. But isn't it normal for a teacher to see and check its quality before deciding whether to adopt it or not ? Mmm...