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Hybrid Factories in the United States: The Japanese-Style Management and Production System under the Global Economy

Tetsuji Kawamura

Abstract

Since the early 1980s, Japanese firms have massively globalized their production operations and have shown superb competitive powers in global markets. This meant, however, they had to establish their unique Japanese-style management and production system locally, taking into account different conditions in countries that had not originally nurtured their unique system. In each case, firms found ways to balance applications and adaptations, resulting in a hybridization of their management and production systems. These experiences abroad dictated changes to the traditional system—in order to re ... More

Keywords: Japanese firms, competitive powers, global markets, Japanese-style management and production system, hybridization, hybrid-analysis model, JMPS

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195311969
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195311969.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tetsuji Kawamura, editor
Professor of Economics, Hosei University, Japan

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