Japanese Management in Change: The Impact of Globalization and Market Principles by Norio KambayashiJapanese Management in Change: The Impact of Globalization and Market Principles by Norio Kambayashi

Japanese Management in Change: The Impact of Globalization and Market Principles

byNorio Kambayashi

Hardcover | September 30, 2014

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Following the burst of the "economic bubble" in the 1990s, many Japanese companies were required to reform their management systems. Changes in corporate governance were widely discussed during that decade in studies on "Japanese management." These discussions have resulted in little progress, however, since Americanization became the dominant discourse concerning governance and the management system. There have been few studies conducted from an academic point of view on the internal aspects of organizations that practice traditional Japanese management theory.

This book examines how, and the degree to which, the development of market principles accompanying the advances of globalization has affected the traditional Japanese system. It focuses on four aspects of corporate management: management institutions, strategy, organization, and human resource management. The aggregation of the new management system in Japanese companies is regarded as a distinctive Japanese-style system of management. With emphasis on these four aspects, research was conducted on the basic structure of that system, following changes in the market, technology, and society. Further, specific functions of the basic structure of the Japanese-style management system were studied. Those findings are included here, along with a discussion and analysis of the direction of future changes.

Title:Japanese Management in Change: The Impact of Globalization and Market PrinciplesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:217 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.01 inPublished:September 30, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:443155095X

ISBN - 13:9784431550952


Table of Contents

Japanese Management in Change.- The Perceived Development and Unperceived Decline of Corporate Governance in Japan.- Empirical analysis of the influence of outside directors on Japanese firm performance.- The Social Roles of Japanese Companies under the "New Public" Policy.- Formation of the New Japanese Style Management Strategy.- Strategy and interorganizational relations of Japanese companies.- Financial Market Globalization and Its Influence on Japanese Firms.- Electronic Book Publishing Formats and the Response of Japanese Publishers.- "Limited Regular Employees" and Boundary of Employment.- Changes in performance appraisal in Japanese companies.- Leadership skills for enhancing subordinates' ability to learn from experience.- The Study of Career and Promotion Systems in Japan.- A Discussion of the Development of Work-Life Balance in Japan.