Japanese Management

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Japanese Management


As we know, Japanís economy, situation, and condition was totally destroyed during the World War II. But
surpassingly, Japan now become one of the powerful countries in the world especially in the economic in
only took for less than fifty years. This the reason why I choose this topic. In this Paper we will look at how
are the Japanese managing their company that is one of the key of their success in the business. Also I will
comparing the Japanese way with what the western country way of how to manage. The possibility of us
in putting in the Japanese Theory in our (western) world are also discussed in this paper.

As we know, Japan had a very amazing growth in economy in the 70ís and 80ís. We remembered
that before Japan had this growth, Japanís economy was really destroyed by the World War Two. Japanese
bounced back from disaster to one of the most powerful countries. Two reasons Japanese firm became so
successful is how h well managed their firms are. They blend their own culture with others in operating
their firms, as a result, they come out with their own unique way of management. They are also successful
in the way they develop their human resources.
The Japanese business and management system is strongly rooted in Japanese culture and
tradition. Japanese have a very unique relationship between institutions and state , between individuals and
the state, and between individuals and individuals. These relationships are linked to culture and traditional
values. The Japanese is a plural homogeneous society. They have varieties of people but instead of
individualism, they tend to form a group and there are no competition between group. They have very good
loyalty in a group. Lee and schwendian wrote in their book," When a Japanese man asked his occupation,
he will usually answer that he is a Sony or Hitachi man, not that he is an accountant, sales person, or
business manager. (Japanese Management, 1982. pp 9). The Japanese also tend to look a non-Japanese as
an outsider. They will treated non Japanese differently until they are learned how Japanese culture works.
The Japanese often refer to their nation as our country (waga ku!
ni) and non Japanese as outside people (gaijin). (Lee and Schwendiman, 1982. pp. 7). In the Japanese
psyche is a concept of inside (uchi) and outside (soto) that not only defines oneís membership, in a group
but determines how one speaks t

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