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Strategy and Structure at Toyota Group

Mari Sako

in Shifting Boundaries of the Firm: Japanese Company - Japanese Labour

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199268160
eISBN:
9780191708534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268160.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter provides a historical case study of management and labour at the Toyota Group. It discusses Toyota's business diversification from textile machinery to automobiles, and more recently ... More


THE MANAGEMENT OF LEARNING: ORGANIZATIONS AS KNOWLEDGE-CREATING ENTERPRISES

Chun Wei Choo

in The Knowing Organization: How Organizations Use Information to Construct Meaning, Create Knowledge, and Make Decisions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176780
eISBN:
9780199789634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176780.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

An organization possesses three kinds of knowledge: tacit or personal knowledge; explicit or codified knowledge, and cultural knowledge in its beliefs and norms. An organization can create new ... More


Interfirm networks and the management of technology and innovation in Japan

James R. Lincoln

in Recovering from Success: Innovation and Technology Management in Japan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297320
eISBN:
9780191711237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297320.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Keiretsu are important for understanding the openness, or otherwise, of Japan's innovation system and MOT, corporate specialization, and boundary management. This chapter draws ... More


Intra-Industry Differences I: Why Companies Differ

Mari Sako

in Shifting Boundaries of the Firm: Japanese Company - Japanese Labour

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199268160
eISBN:
9780191708534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268160.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter presents a study of supplier development activities in the automobile sector. The national institutions of corporate governance in Japan make it easier for all Japanese automobile ... More


Intra-Industry Differences II: Why Unions Differ

Mari Sako

in Shifting Boundaries of the Firm: Japanese Company - Japanese Labour

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199268160
eISBN:
9780191708534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268160.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter turns to intra-sectoral differences in union strategy and structure, an important aspect of the Strategy-Structure-Institutions (SSI) Framework explained in Chapter 1. The chapter ... More


Harmonization versus Differentiation, Employment Security versus Labour Flexibility

Mari Sako

in Shifting Boundaries of the Firm: Japanese Company - Japanese Labour

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199268160
eISBN:
9780191708534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268160.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter examines the impact of unions' structure and strategy on specific labour outcomes. In particular, the results of Shunto wage bargaining rounds are analysed for specific roren federations ... More


Reinterpreting the Resource‐Capability View of the Firm: A Case of the Development‐Production Systems of the Japanese Auto‐Makers 1

Takahiro Fujimoto

in The Dynamic Firm: The Role of Technology, Strategy, Organization, and Regions

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296041
eISBN:
9780191596070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296045.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

An analysis is made of a firm's evolutionary capabilities using the car industry in general, and Toyota in particular, as an example. The resource view of the firm is extended to look in detail at ... More


Interfirm Networks

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:
10.1093/0198288980.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter uses the interfirm network model developed by the Toyota Motor Company and its suppliers as an example of multi‐layered managerial coordination and network organization‐based business ... More


Evolution of Manufacturing Systems and Ex Post Dynamic Capabilities: A Case of Toyota's Final Assembly Operations

Takahiro Fujimoto

in The Nature and Dynamics of Organizational Capabilities

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248544
eISBN:
9780191596155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248540.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The chapter focuses on changes that have occurred in the Toyota production system over the last decade, the factors including these changes, and the processes of change. It is proposed that, while ... More


The ‘Abominable Ohno Production System’. Competences, Monitoring, and Routines in Japanese Production Systems *

Benjamin Coriat

in The Nature and Dynamics of Organizational Capabilities

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248544
eISBN:
9780191596155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248540.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The chapter is concerned with the differences between Japanese automobile manufacturers and American manufacturers, with the focus largely on the period between the 1950s and 1960s, and the late ... More


Automobiles: Toyota

William V. Rapp

in Information Technology Strategies: How Leading Firms use IT to gain an Advantage

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195148138
eISBN:
9780199849376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148138.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

Because all Japanese cars these days do not sell in the US market with a premium anymore, players in the automobile industry had to come up with ways to cope with the downfall of Japan's bubble ... More


Automobiles

Mark Mason

in Europe and the Japanese Challenge: The Regulation of Multinationals in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292647
eISBN:
9780191684937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292647.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This chapter discusses Japanese direct investment in the European automobile industry. Although Japanese auto firms had set up limited service and assembly operations in Europe during the post-war ... More


Management innovation in supply chain: appreciating Chandler in the twenty-first century

Susan Helper and Mari Sako

in Management Innovation: Essays in the Spirit of Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199695683
eISBN:
9780191738265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695683.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Business History

Alfred Chandler attributed the rise of the vertically integrated corporation in the twentieth century to improvements in transportation and communication. In contrast, many have argued that further ... More


Seventy-Five Years of Toyota:: Toyota Motor Corporation’s Latest Shashi and Trends in the Writing of Japanese Corporate History

Yuko Matsuzaki

in Crisis, Credibility and Corporate History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781781381373
eISBN:
9781781384886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381373.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Since the late 19th century, more than 13,000 volumes of shashi (company history publications) have been published in Japan and, despite the current economic climate; approximately two hundred ... More


Case Reports of Hybrid Factories in the United States

Tetsuji Kawamura

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780195311969
eISBN:
9780190258528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195311969.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter analyzes case studies on the Toyota plant in Indiana, Toshiba, Hansen Corporation, and GM Lansing. Compared to Toyota Japan, the Indiana plant is operating fairly well and is expected to ... More


Biotechnical Agnosticism: Fragmented Life and Labor among the Machines

Sophia Roosth

in Synthetic: How Life Got Made

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226440323
eISBN:
9780226440637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226440637.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 4, “Biotechnical Agnosticism,” enters the lab of a Boston start-up company that built what members term a biological “assembly line” following the principles of Taylorism, the ... More


Asia on the Move: Cars and Trains

Mark L. Clifford

in The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166089
eISBN:
9780231539203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166089.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter assesses the effects of the proliferation of private cars on the environment, and the emergence of more environmentally sustainable transport. Along with the skyscraper, the automobile ... More


Toyota: Ohno’s Toyota Production System

Paul Brooker and Margaret Hayward

in Rational Leadership: Developing Iconic Corporations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198825395
eISBN:
9780191864063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825395.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Taiichi Ohno was never CEO of Toyota—rather he was part of dual-leadership teams—but his pioneering version of ‘lean’ production made significant contributions to Toyota’s success and to global ... More


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