Continuous Improvement Strategies: Japanese Convenience Store Systems

Hardcover | January 15, 2012

byDavid Marutschke

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This book discusses continuous improvement strategies of Japanese convenience store operators. The study highlights the efforts of companies operating under lean management systems to identify new, dynamic, firm-specific capabilities in highly competitive markets.

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This book discusses continuous improvement strategies of Japanese convenience store operators. The study highlights the efforts of companies operating under lean management systems to identify new, dynamic, firm-specific capabilities in highly competitive markets.

DAVID MARUTSCHKE Associate at J.D. Power Asia Pacific in Tokyo, Japan. He graduated in International Business Administration and Japanese Studies at Tübingen University, Germany. For his PhD thesis and research he was based at the German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ), Tokyo, and at Kyoto University, Japan,as a JSPS scholarship ...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.67 × 5.69 × 0.76 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230347932

ISBN - 13:9780230347939

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Theory and Research Methodology
Historical Overview and the CS System
New Challenges in a Dynamic Environment
New Developments in Recent Years
Discussion of Rigidities and New Approaches
Conclusion