Japanese Management for a Globalized World

The Strength of the Lean, Trusting and Outward-Looking Firm

  • Satoko¬†Watanabe

Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Asian Business Series book series (PAMABS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Satoko Watanabe
    Pages 15-57
  3. Satoko Watanabe
    Pages 97-135
  4. Satoko Watanabe
    Pages 137-173
  5. Satoko Watanabe
    Pages 175-204
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 205-213

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the changes that have taken place in the systems and practices of Japanese management over the last quarter century, identifies the positive and useful attributes that ought to be maintained, and clarifies the behavioral principles that form the groundwork of their strengths. Observing the changes in the business environment brought about by the forces of intensifying globalization, the book presents a highly effective management model that builds on the superior aspects of Japanese-style management while overcoming its weaknesses. It is a multi-layered human-resources management model that combines the mutually complementary aspects of the Japanese and Anglo-Saxon systems, incorporating the strengths of both systems. This hybrid model is aimed at increasing workplace motivation, promoting the creation of new value, and enhancing performance and can be used successfully in many countries around the world. It will be of interest to business strategists and consultants, scholars, and entrepreneurs.


Japanese Economy Industrial Policy Globalization Galapagos Syndrome Management Studies

Authors and affiliations

  • Satoko¬†Watanabe
    • 1
  1. 1.Research and Development InitiativeChuo UniversityTokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-7789-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-7790-6
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