Japanization at Work

Japanization at Work

Author: John Bratton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349121724

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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Japanese management techniques have attracted considerable interest amongst managers and academics. Using case studies in manufacturing, this book goes beyond generalization in discussing the impacts of Japanese-style management on relations between management and workers. John Bratton presents a theoretical framework within which Japanese management can be analysed. The author describes the changes often on the words of the people directly involved. The book explores the hypothesis that just-in-time production increases managerial control through the application of new technology and worker-generated forms of control.

Global Japanization?

Global Japanization?

Author: Tony Elger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136929212

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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Global Japaniziation? Brings together research from North America, Japan, Europe and Latin America to analyse the influence of Japanese manufacturing investment and Japanese working practices across the global economy. The editors present original case studies of work reorganization and workers’ experiences within both Japanese companies and those of their competitors in diverse sectors and national settings. These studies provide a wide-ranging critique of conventional accounts of Japanese models of management and production, and their implications for employees. They offer new evidence and fresh perspectives on the role of "transplants" in disseminating manufacturing innovations, and on the responses of non-Japanese firm in reorganizing production operations and industrial relations.

The Clash of Economic Cultures

The Clash of Economic Cultures

Author: Junko Sakai

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351484954

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 279

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The globalization of the world economy today means that more and more people are experiencing working in another culture. Focusing on the real experiences of workers in Japanese transnational finance companies, this book not only throws light on this specific case, but at the same time raises timely questions and insights concerning the newly emerging multicultural work experiences world-wide. The Clash of Economic Cultures: Japanese Bankers in the City of London reflects on contemporary discussions in sociology, anthropology and cultural studies of individual global movement and cultural interaction. While there are some studies on Japanese multinational companies in Europe, they have typically assumed stereotyped differences in management systems and work cultures. This book, however, breaks the mold by looking at the culture and individuals' subjective views about their working lives and also their own worldviews; this perspective illuminates the difficulties in working relationships between Japanese and Europeans. Junko Sakai reveals, through 100 transcribed interviews, the influence of power relationships on people of different groups in terms of gender, class, and ethnicity. The Clash of Economic Cultures shows uneven transformation of economic and cultural hegemony between East and West. This book gives voice to Japanese men and women whose voices are rarely heard, and to the British who have worked for non-Westerners in the West. It is also a significant and timely analysis of the increasing influence of non-Western companies in London. It will be of great interest to cultural anthropologists, business historians, sociologists and scholars in Japanese and Asian studies, as well as those involved in international finance and management.

The Hybrid Factory in Europe

The Hybrid Factory in Europe

Author: H. Kumon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230523654

Category: Social Science

Page: 297

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This book evaluates the conditions for the international transfer of Japanese-style management and production techniques to Europe. Using an investigation of Japanese manufacturing companies with operations in Europe, the authors shed light on 'hybrid factories', which combine elements of Japanese and European management and production techniques.

Emotions at Work

Emotions at Work

Author: Aviad E. Raz

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9781684173730

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Our work life is filled with emotions. How we feel on the job, what we say we feel, and what feelings we display—all these are important aspects of organizational behavior and workplace culture. Rather than focusing on the psychology of personal emotions at work, however, this study concentrates on emotions as role requirements, on workplace emotions that combine the private with the public, the personal with the social, and the authentic with the masked. In this cross-cultural study of "emotion management," the author argues that even though the goals of normative control in factories, offices, and shops may be similar across cultures, organizational structure and the surrounding culture affect how that control is discussed and conceived.

Work and Organizational Behaviour

Work and Organizational Behaviour

Author: John Bratton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781352010985

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 554

View: 672

Critical and accessible, the new edition of this bestselling textbook offers valuable insight into contemporary management practices and encourages readers to reflect on the realities of the workplace. Work and Organizational Behaviour takes a unique and well-rounded approach, exploring key theories and topics through the lenses of sociology, psychology, ethics and sustainability. Firmly embedded in the latest research and the wider geopolitical environment, this new edition places OB in the context of climate change, the rise of unstable working conditions and the impact of new technologies. A strong suite of pedagogy supports student learning, demonstrating key theories in action and preparing readers for the real world of work. Cases and features illustrate contemporary organizational practices and their impact across the world, in a range of industries. With streamlined content, an improved structure, and an enhanced focus on leadership, Work and Organizational Behaviour is an essential companion for OB modules at undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA levels. New to this Edition: - New chapters on 'Work and the gig economy' and 'Human resource management' - New decision making scenarios helping readers to develop practical leadership skills - 200+ new references to recent academic literature - Inclusion of important contemporary topics, including Covid-19 and the gig economy - Coverage of new technologies, including the impact of AI, robots, remote working and big data - Increased coverage of corporate social responsibility and ethics - New end of chapter cases, Reality of Work features and Globalization and Organization Behaviour features Accompanying online resources for this title can be found at bloomsburyonlineresources.com/work-and-organizational-behaviour-4e. These resources are designed to support teaching and learning when using this textbook and are available at no extra cost.

The Realities of Work

The Realities of Work

Author: Mike Noon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781137296429

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 709

The new edition of this successful textbook adopts a unique approach, providing a critical examination of work from the employee's perspective. The book explores the effects of being managed and how employees themselves interact with and respond to the strategies, tactics, decisions and actions of managers. Packed full of features such as key concepts, real world examples and exercises, the book introduces students to multi-disciplinary material from across the social sciences and encourages them to think more deeply about the variety of issues involved. Written by a team of respected experts on the subject, the text's concise and engaging style will appeal to students at all levels and help them to develop a critical perspective on the subject. The Realities of Work is an essential text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of management, HRM, organization studies, employment studies and work sociology. New to this Edition: - Thoroughly updated to reflect broad social and economic changes - Explores recent research findings that focus on how work issues and demands affect employees - Completely rewritten to improve accessibility - Fully revised case studies and exercises - Comprehensively updated to cover research since the last edition over 100 new sources cited - Extensively revised to make it even more accessible for contemporary readers

Japanese Management Techniques and British Workers

Japanese Management Techniques and British Workers

Author: Andy Danford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317727729

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

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Analyzing the impact of Japanese-style management techniques such as lean production, teamworking, kaizen (continuous improvement) and business unionism of factory workers, this text investigates different facets of the organization of the labour process and employment relations within 15 Japanese transplants in South Wales. There is an emphasis on the impact of the restructuring of workplace relations on both individual groups of workers and collective labour organization. The text provides an insight into the reality of factory life in the 1990s by incorporating descriptions of shop-floor observations, quantitive data and revealing comments from different grades of shop-floor workers, office workers and management.

Transformation at Work

Transformation at Work

Author: Anna Pollert

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780857026071

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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`The book is well written and clearly structured, bringing together much dispersed material. The most interesting part of the book is the case study of the Czech engineering firm CKD. The case study gives an insight into the continuing processes of transition: transition is a process, rather than a jump from Socialism to capitalism. The author provides solid evidence on the ways in which adjusting to the market has proved painful, and in the end unsuccessful for CKD, which has been merged with another firm. Overall, Transformation at Work provides a valuable insight into the realities of the transition process at the enterprise level' - Employee Relations In this book, Anna Pollert questions the values hidden in the burgeoning literature on `transformation', and addresses the main concerns arising from these. In exploring the key issues of post-communist transformation, the author discusses important theoretical issues about the nature of change and continuity, such as historical, socio-economic and political effects of transformation, the broad problems of how workers and their organizations respond to change from command to capitalist economies, and case studies of how managers, workers and trade unionists experience these changes within their organizations. Transformation at Work explores the key issues of post-communist transformation in Eastern Europe. The author discusses important aspects of the nature of change and continuity including: historical, socio-economic and political effects; how workers and their organizations respond to change from command to capitalist economies; and how managers, workers and trade unionists experience change within their organizations.

Japanese Human Resource Management

Japanese Human Resource Management

Author: Naoki Kuriyama

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319430539

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

View: 765

This book is a comprehensive study underpinned by thirty years of research conducted by the author relating to Japanese human resource management and labour-management relations. Its aim is to achieve a better understanding of the Japanese model for human resource management and labour standards issues, and its transferability to supply chains in Asia. Seeking a better understanding of the strength of Japanese management and its applicability to foreign countries, Japanese Human Resource Management introduces a new agenda for Japanese corporations that wish to operate in sustainable and inclusive ways in local societies and in global supply chains. Organized into three major themes this comprehensive study is essential reading for students, researchers and government who wish to promote productivity improvement and constructive labour-management relations.

Japanese Business Management

Japanese Business Management

Author: Harukiyo Hasegawa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134691999

Category: Political Science

Page: 267

View: 926

In this study the views of Japan's leading experts on the globalization of Japanese business, management and industrial relations explain how traditional Japanese-style management is responding to the changes following the collapse of the bubble economy. The areas covered include the changes made in management itself inside Japan and also how it is adapting itself when transferred overseas. The book demonstrates how management is moving towards a hybrid type in overseas operations and towards a western-style in Japan, where contractual principles are beginning to be given greater weight.