Transplanting the Japanese Management Model

Grogan, Alan Paul (2002) Transplanting the Japanese Management Model. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Imagine the following particulars. Dominant industries of the Western Hemisphere strive to attain a competitive advantage. The Japanese model, a quality assuring, waste eliminating, lean source of production methodology, originally adapted from early western superpower production systems. A long legacy of U.S.-Japanese industrial and cultural relations. Automatically it is assumed that the tentative transfer of the Japanese model to the west is readily facilitated, given these circumstances. Ideally it should be realisable for the west to re-adopt the extended Japanese model, in an evolutionary, revolutionary refinement of existing industrial structured Equally, in light of the roots of the model, the necessary structure for model adoption should realistically exist.

Perhaps the integral issues lacking in the above circumstances are that of culture and the extent to which the Japanese model has evolved. If evolving cultures indicate change of society's disposition, could one so readily impose an evolved, extended model philosophy onto such a diverse society of diverse cultural orientation, regardless of existing legacies between the U.S. and Japanese nations? All things considered, the square will not fit the circle. It needs to be refined and re-shaped, not forced.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in European Business and Languages
Depositing User: Aisling Gorby
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2010 16:10
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2014 12:13

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