The Japanese management success and its transferability to other countries
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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This dissertation revolves around the reasons behind the Japanese management success and its transferability to other countries. It seeks to critically assess the reasons behind the Japanese management success and the transferability of the Japanese management style to other countries. The research was conducted through an analysis of 150 questionnaire sent to Japanese employees and businessmen/businesswomen in different industries throughout Japan. The research identified the roots of the Japanese management as well as the main characteristics of their human resource management approach. The research also demonstrated the effect of the combination of social and cultural aspects in forming the Japanese management style. The research concluded that the Japanese people are unique in different aspects and there are some barriers when considering transferring their management style to other countries The research also concluded that any transfer of the Japanese management style without modifications can do more harm than good to the host countries. Finally, the dissertation recommends a new areas of research which is linked to this study where a better understanding of the Japanese management style can be obtained if these areas were investigated.
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