Yen for Harmony: Japanese Managers Try Their Style in North America

  • 1979 ----- color ----- 26 min ----- 16mm///
  • The phenomenal success of Japanese enterprise has attracted the attention of Western management. Investigates the aspects of Japanese management which effect productivity in organizations. Employees in Japanese firms share in decision making and enjoy the security of knowing they can stay with the company for life. An inside look at the Panasonic plant in Japan shows the system in action. An objective look at the pros and cons of applying these management techniques in a Western society is examined in sequences with YKK Zipper and Japan Airlines. Explanations related to the sociological psychological factors in the Japanese system are provided by Edwin O. Reischauer, Herbert Passin and John Diebold.
  • Topics: (Business Administration, International Business, Japan)