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Management Innovation at Toshiba: The Introduction of the Company with Committees System

Hisayoshi Fuwa

in Corporate Governance and Managerial Reform in Japan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563630
eISBN:
9780191721359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563630.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, HRM / IR

In this chapter, Hisayoshi Fuwa shows how corporate governance and management innovation were closely linked in Toshiba Corporation. Drawing on first‐hand experience, he shows that introduction of ... More


A Vision of the Firm and the Evolution of Japanese Computer and Communications Firms

Martin Fransman

in Visions of Innovation: The Firm and Japan

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198289357
eISBN:
9780191596261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198289359.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

A conceptualization (theory) of the firm is developed in order to analyse the evolution of the major Japanese computer and communications companies: Fujitsu, NEC, Hitachi, Toshiba, Mitsubishi ... More


Focal Factories

W. Mark Fruin

in The Japanese Enterprise System: Competitive Strategies and Cooperative Structures

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288985
eISBN:
9780191596285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288980.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter offers a detailed examination of the evolution of focal factories, drawing most of its empirical evidence from a close reading of the histories of several Toshiba factories. Looking at ... More


Japan

Jonathan P. Charkham

in Keeping Better Company: Corporate Governance Ten Years On

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243198
eISBN:
9780191697234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243198.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Strategy

There are marked differences in culture between Japan and all the four other nations studied and some of these have an important bearing on corporate governance. The three main general features that ... More


Enabler 4: Create the Right Context

Georg Von Krogh, Kazuo Ichijo, and Ikujiro Nonaka

in Enabling Knowledge Creation: How to Unlock the Mystery of Tacit Knowledge and Release the Power of Innovation

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195126167
eISBN:
9780199848720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126167.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

While there are different types of knowledge within an organization — individual, social, and tacit — all of these must nonetheless be stimulated, developed, justified, and effectively disseminated ... More


Assembled in Japan: Electrical Goods and the Making of the Japanese Consumer

Simon Partner

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217928
eISBN:
9780520923171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217928.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book investigates one of the great success stories of the twentieth century: the rise of the Japanese electronics industry. Contrary to mainstream interpretation, it discovers that behind the ... More


The Players

in In Defense of Japan: From the Market to the Military in Space Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804700634
eISBN:
9780804775007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804700634.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter identifies the key players in the militarization of space technology in Japan. It describes the changes in the organization of the nation's principal space agencies and institutions, and ... More


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