Japanese Management

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As we know, Japan's 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 70's and 80's. We remembered

that before Japan had this growth, Japan's 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,"...