Essays Tagged: "japanese companies"

ADM Price fixing: the way it works and the effects it can have. A comparison of two companies in which price fixing was a factor.

dities and products. The FBI conducted an investigation accusing them of fixing prices with its two Japanese competitors Kyowa Hakko and Ajinomoto, to control the price of lysine. Lysine is an amino a ... is then created.The ethical conflict, which ADM faced, arose when they decided to work with the two Japanese companies to create artificially high prices on lysine. In addition several shareholders fe ...

(3 pages) 77 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

"Bavarian Motor Works" Case Analysis

ure in the world. It has its best branding strategy and technology. However, due to the entrance of Japanese car manufactures in U.S. auto market, there are basically two problems that BMW needs to fa ... that BMW needs to fact in order to stand its position and status in U.S. auto market. First of all, Japanese auto companies create high-performance cars to wrestle the luxury car market, and they are ...

(16 pages) 388 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Case study on Xerox's downfall - Analysis and remedies

h of $64 a year earlier. Moreover, the copying and printing giants around the world (especially the Japanese companies) were taking chunks of its market share.What caused the downfall of Xerox?The dow ... arch Center (PARC).As a result they have lagged in developing digital products and by this time the Japanese companies have already taken over their market share.Organizing: The problem Xerox had with ...

(3 pages) 227 0 2.3 Jun/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Softbank Corporation Case Study - International Business Management

7-8% ownership in the internet and e-commerce industry worldwide.Softbank represents one of the few Japanese companies with significant entrepreneurial potential and future growth prospects. Shift in ...

(8 pages) 74 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management


any, although profits suffered, greater earnings weresustained in 1975, 1976 and 1977 than at other Japanese companies. The wideninggaps between Toyota and other Japanese companies opened the eyes of ... .Toyota branched off of the Toyoda automatic loom company, founded by SakichiIn the 1930s, when the Japanese military started fighting in Manchuria, they usedmainly foreign-made trucks. Unfortunately ...

(2 pages) 281 1 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies > Automotive Companies

Managing Product Safety: The Ford Pinto

fluences of foreign vehicles. Prior to that, cars were bigger and less fuel efficient, allowing the Japanese to gain substantial market share with the smaller, more economical vehicles, and the need t ... .There was strong competition for Ford in the American small-car market from Volkswagen and several Japanese companies in the 1960's. In order for Ford to stay competitive and fight off competition, t ...

(10 pages) 224 0 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies > Automotive Companies

Global Strategy at Motorola

on devices, computers and millions of other products. However, in the early 1980s, the onslaught of Japanese firms penetrating the U.S. market with low-priced, high-quality mobile telecommunication de ... mmunication devices shook Motorola from its complacency in being "the No. 1." Faced with aggressive Japanese companies, Motorola began a serious effort to address the competition and reinvent itself f ...

(13 pages) 358 0 3.8 Jul/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

"Saturn Case Study"

of General Motors in order to face the rising competition in the American small car market from the Japanese companies. It was GM's first new car division since Chevrolet. This "clean sheet" approach ... GM's first new car division since Chevrolet. This "clean sheet" approach was intended to match the Japanese car manufactures in terms of efficient manufacturing practices and employee involvement in ...

(10 pages) 151 0 5.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

JIT in Honda

f Just in time. JIT was first implemented by Toyota and the technique is very commonly used in many Japanese companies and HONDA is one of them.The main purpose of developing this case study is to und ... d throughout the country by most corporations. Kaizen or JIT made for the tremendous success of the Japanese automakers such as Honda, Toyota, Mazda and Mitsubishi from the 1960- to the 1990's.In the ...

(18 pages) 152 1 4.7 Mar/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies > Automotive Companies


al advances are important to many organizations, incremental improvements also can be advantageous. Japanese companies, in particular, have become known for their ability to enhance products and servi ... enhance products and services through a variety of small incremental improvements. For example, the Japanese based Matsushita Electric Industrial Company, which improved glass lens for use in projecti ...

(7 pages) 100 0 4.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Global Business Plan

ike North Aluminum that is seeking to do business in Japan, there are many smaller factors like the Japanese economy, politic structure, culture and legislation that have to be studied before entering ... mostly industrial and educated. An able workforce provides the possibility of quick development for Japanese companies. In addition, the ethics of saving in Japanese households also provides Japanese ...

(16 pages) 155 0 5.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Lean enterprises

and companies.In looking for a solution it is useful to look at the different German, American, and Japanese industrial traditions. Germans traditionally have very defined functions which leads them t ... ional intercompany relationships is a large reason for our economic success and new inventions. The Japanese seem to focus better on the whole value chain since there is a lot of obligation between em ...

(2 pages) 53 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Japan Vs. U.S. in the busines market

ess world is vital to the survival of the business. A good example of this is the United States and Japanese culture. The United States and Japan are major leaders in the business world today, but eac ... t of employees. This happened recently with airline companies to stay out of bankruptcy after 9/11. Japanese companies are different in this aspect as well as many others and the U.S. is working on ad ...

(2 pages) 37 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics


In the wake of the Japanese economic downturn, and in a land of paramount homogeneity where customs and traditions are ... le aims at evaluating how Carlos Ghosn has brought out the best (and the worst) of the American and Japanese styles of leadership at Nissan Motor by taking into account management theories and the dif ... the competencies he holds as a dynamic leader.Carlos Ghosn ? his name has been on the tip of every Japanese salaryman?s tongue. Having rescued Japan?s ailing car manufacturer Nissan, he was voted Asi ...

(13 pages) 110 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Changing Japanese Business Practices (Corporate Restructuring in Japan)

AbstractThe culture and management practices of the Japanese economy have long been the focus of curious outsiders keen to understand their mix of Easte ... ing the Heisei Recession, this has somewhat changed the outlooks, attitudes and expectations of the Japanese greatly, especially in terms of their management. These new attitudes are in response to th ... o the new economic climate in Japan and the world, which have somewhat altered the landscape of the Japanese enterprise management system.Outlined at length is how Japan appears to be recovering from ...

(25 pages) 42 0 0.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Cross cultural communication between Japanese and Western businessmen

portant communication differences to be aware of in order to carry out successful business with the Japanese?IntroductionCross cultural communication can be defined as a "process of sending and receiv ... n though it went through seven years of American occupation, it did not seem to have influenced the Japanese communication style much. Japan's economic boom along with the US impact and the widening b ...

(12 pages) 67 0 0.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

Leadership and Organizational Change Concepts Worksheet

cing companies to change the way they do business," (2003, p. 674). An example is given that, "Many Japanese companies are having to discontinue their jobs-for-life philosophy because of increased int ...

(17 pages) 231 0 3.0 May/2009

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Final Global Business Plan Paper

regulations do influences prices on certain products. The majority of regulations in Japan protect Japanese companies from outside competition. The United States and Japan entered into an agreement i ... e and emerging markets face the most repatriation risk. The combination of all three disasters cost Japanese insurers 30 billion dollars. Insurance firms may sell domestic assets, overseas equities, a ...

(20 pages) 14 0 0.0 Jul/2012

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management