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Thomas B. Lifson

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Japan's Sogo Shosha and the Organization of Trade

A sogo shosha is like no other type of company. The Invisible Link provides a systematic and well-balanced description that covers virtually all aspects of sogo shosha operations, from finance to personnel.The sogo shosha is not defined by the products it handles or even by the services it performs, for it offers a broad and changing array of goods and functions. Its business goals are equally elusive, for maximization of profits from each transaction is clearly not the major goal, at either the operating or philosophical level.