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Kaizen (or Japanization) the way forward outside of Japan. An analysis of the implications for a Japanese company based in Ireland as a result of the introduction of Kaizen.

McCormack, Paul (2008) Kaizen (or Japanization) the way forward outside of Japan. An analysis of the implications for a Japanese company based in Ireland as a result of the introduction of Kaizen. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This study is based on a Japanese owned manufacturing company located in Ireland. The company was originally led by Irish managers, there was a change of management and it is now led by Japanese management. There has been more focus on Japanese principles since, and the company has introduced the Japanese system of Kaizen.
Kaizen is Japanese for Continuous improvement, which means the focus is on small incremental improvements which when added together improves all aspects of the organisation.
This study examines the cultural shift in thinking and examines if such a system can be transposed from Japan to a western company and what the implications are on the organisation.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Total Quality Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Strategic Management
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Business Studies
Depositing User: SINEAD CORCORAN
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2010 12:31
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2012 12:51
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/391

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