Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)



First Advisor

Charles B. Norman

First Committee Member

Edwin Drop [?]

Second Committee Member

Alfred S. Dale


The Japanese industries have proven to be strong competitors to various American industries. This has been especially true in the electronic and household product industries, where the quality of the merchandise has improved so greatly that it often equals or betters its American counterpart. A significant part of these improvements can be attributed to the use of American technology and American capital invested by Japan. The threat of foreign competition cannot be limited to a small area, as it can prevail in any area where the cost of labor is relatively high in relation to the finished product. Because of this prime factor-- the high cost of labor -- the printing industry in America may be vulnerable to the threat of its Japanese counterpart. This rude awakening of American businessmen has caused a defensive attitude by management and workers alike in a large segment of United States enterprises.



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