Japanese-Style Management (Fact or Fiction?)

  • Jon Woronoff


There is virtually no country whose management system has aroused more interest than Japan. It is depicted as a modern miracle, a system that satisfies both the needs of the company and the workers, a success unique in the annals of industrialization. There are so many boosters of Japanese-style management that it is impossible to mention them all. And they have become enamored of so many aspects of the system that it is impossible to deal with all of them. But certainly some of the most prominent should be looked at more closely.


Japanese Management Japanese Industry Lifetime Employment Japanese System Japanese Office 
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    Kunio Okada, Japanese Management: A Forward Looking Analysis, Tokyo, Asian Productivity Organization, 1987.Google Scholar
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    Hirosuke Kawanishi, “The reality of enterprise unionism,” in Gavan McCormack (ed.), Democracy in Contemporary Japan p. 156.Google Scholar

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