Japanese Production Management: Organizational Learning at the Confluence of Knowledge Transfer, Technology Development and Work Organization

  • René Haak


For more than 20 years Japanese production management has been the subject of lively interest and debate in the West. Particularly in the 1980s and early 1990s there was a boom in studies of the secret of Japanese success. One of the best known of these was carried out by Womack, Jones and Ross in 1990. The findings intrigued legions of production scientists, management researchers and industry practitioners and had a large impact on subsequent research, on the Western view of Japanese production management and on the self-image of Japanese production managers themselves.


Machine Tool Organizational Learning Production Management Work Organization Quality Circle 
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