Annals of Business Administrative Science
Online ISSN : 1347-4456
Print ISSN : 1347-4464
The legitimacy acquisition process of Shinkansen speeding up
Hiroki Kikuchi
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2018 Volume 17 Issue 3 Pages 133-143

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Novel ideas tend to be resisted within existing organizations. Mobilizing resources requires that legitimacy be secured in some form. In the case of the development of JR Central's 300-series Shinkansen, Japan National Railway, which had existed to date, was broken up and privatized, and JR Central, which generated most of its revenue from the Shinkansen, was established, limiting players and allowing the company to gain the approval of most internal organizations. In other words, the company was able to acquire legitimacy by increasing the ratio of supporters rather than the absolute number of supporters.

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