Technology Transfer of the Toyota Production System in China
This chapter examines the impact made by the Japanese-style production method on the dynamic evolutionary process of production systems in China, with a view to adding the Chinese experience to the discussion on the evolution of manufacturing systems that has become so prevalent in recent years on an international scale.1 Specifically, I shall go back to the first introduction of the Toyota production system (TPS) into China and the process of technology transfer, by focusing on the case of First Automotive Works (Diyi Qiche Jituan Gongsi; hereafter abbreviated to FAW), the representative Chinese automobile manufacturer.
KeywordsProduction System Technology Transfer Production Management Defective Item Chinese Enterprise
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