Working for the Japanese: Myths and Realities

British Perceptions

  • Stephanie¬†Jones

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Stephanie Jones
    Pages 1-12
  3. Stephanie Jones
    Pages 24-48
  4. Stephanie Jones
    Pages 49-59
  5. Stephanie Jones
    Pages 200-206
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 207-280

About this book


Over 100 British executives have contributed to this study of what it's really like to work for a Japanese company. Media beliefs about the Japanese in Britain suggest that they are obsessed with long-term planning and concensus decision-making, that all the bosses are Japanese, that all decisions are made in Tokyo, and that uniforms and exercises are compulsory. Dr Jones' findings question these 'myths' arguing that the Japanese have shown a remarkable adaptability to local conditions.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Stephanie¬†Jones
    • 1
  1. 1.The BarbicanLondonUK

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