Japanese Culture and Management Style
This paper discusses the cultural basis for Japan's economic superiority despite small size & dearth of resources: Socio-historical and philosophical foundations for successful management emphasizing common goals and manager-worker cooperation.
# 18849 | 3,150 words | 18 sources | 1991 |
Published on Feb 24, 2003 in Asian Studies (East Asian Cultures) , Business (International) , Business (Management)
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From the Paper:"As a modern, industrial country, Japan has been able to significantly and steadily improve its productivity and enhance the quality of its manufacturing processes to the point where it is providing world leadership in the art and science of management, especially production management. Although the West has expressed considerable interest in Japanese management techniques over the last few decades, there has been only limited interest in adopting particular aspects of Japanese management into the American corporate environment. This is due, in part, to the overriding belief that Japanese management is inexorably tied to Japanese culture, and hence is not transferable. In fact, although there are numerous examples of culture and management being intertwined, particular variables and techniques from Japanese management "are transferable to the West, although ... "
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