Language: 日本語 English

機械工業

Author(s): 
岡崎哲二
日付: 
Sat, 2007-12-01
Abstract: 

During the Second World War, aircraft production in Japan, which had been negligible before that, increased sharply. The rapid expansion of the aircraft industry involved numerous small and medium-sized machinery factories, which were organized to be parts suppliers by aircraft assemblers. Focusing on the case of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., a major aircraft assembler, this paper explores the expansion of the supplier network and its implication on aircraft production.