Oshima Shipbuilding Company

Patrick, Hugh T.

Oshima Shipbuilding is one of many mid‐size Japanese companies that are major global players in niche markets. This essay tells the Oshima story in the context of the global shipbuilding industry’s cycles, changing competitors, and evolving technologies. The industry is subject to wide, rapid swings in demand and pricing, primarily for exogenous reasons. Oshima, a builder of mid‐size bulk carriers, has survived, and even prospered, through productivity growth, technological innovation, and earning a reputation for quality.



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Academic Units
Center on Japanese Economy and Business
Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia University
Center on Japanese Economy and Business Occasional Papers, 69
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February 27, 2015