TRANSPLANTING JAPANESE MANAGEMENT-TECHNIQUES
UNSPECIFIED. (1993) TRANSPLANTING JAPANESE MANAGEMENT-TECHNIQUES. LONG RANGE PLANNING, 26 (4). pp. 81-89. ISSN 0024-6301Full text not available from this repository.
This article explores the various management tools used in Japanese firms. It covers modern Japanese management from its philosophical, strategic level down through managerial and operational levels. Much of the existing literature on Japanese management deals mainly with conceptual areas such as management thinking, decision styles, and employee loyalty. In addition to these concepts, this paper investigates some practical features and explains Japanese management using examples from various sources. The objective of the article is to make practical and effective management systems available to practitioners in the U.K. and other countries, Based on this objective, the article describes many unique Japanese systems and techniques. These techniques can be used wherever they fit local needs and the local environment. If a company in another country wishes to apply the techniques, but the environment is not suitable, the management can follow one of two courses: the first is to change the work environment; the second is not to adopt the system. The company culture maybe changeable in the short run or in the long run. Even an institutional or social environment can be changed in a longer period of time-as shown in Japan during the past hundred years. Many concepts and systems, however, can be applied immediately, without change. The point is that companies in the U.K. and Europe should carefully examine and selectively adopt Japanese management systems-and also adapt them for their own environments and needs-as the Japanese have done with systems and techniques from other countries.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
|Journal or Publication Title:||LONG RANGE PLANNING|
|Publisher:||PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD|
|Official Date:||August 1993|
|Number of Pages:||9|
|Page Range:||pp. 81-89|
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