Definitions for keiretsukeɪˈrɛt su

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

kei•ret•sukeɪˈrɛt su(n.)(pl.)-su.

  1. (esp. in Japan) a loose coalition of business groups.

    Category: Business, Foreign Term

Origin of keiretsu:

1975–80; < Japn

Wiktionary

  1. keiretsu(Noun)

    A set of Japanese companies with interlocking business relationships and shareholdings.

  2. Origin: 系列

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  1. Keiretsu

    A keiretsu is a set of companies with interlocking business relationships and shareholdings. It is a type of informal business group. The keiretsu maintained dominance over the Japanese economy for the greater half of the 20th century. The member companies own small portions of the shares in each other's companies, centered on a core bank; this system helps insulate each company from stock market fluctuations and takeover attempts, thus enabling long-term planning in innovative projects. It is a key element of the automotive industry in Japan.

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