Continuity through Change in Japanese Management: Institutional and Strategic Influences

  • David Methé


This chapter examines the Japanese management system and the changes it is undergoing. In the 1980s this system was touted as a viable alternative to, if not better than, the US model of management. Recently this thinking has been called into serious question. Japan has been called ‘the system that soured’ (Katz, 1998) and its ability to change has been described as arthritic (Lincoln, 2001), leading some to wonder whether it really can change (Carlile and Tilton, 1998).


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