Basic training, Sanyo style

Impoco, Jim
July 1992
U.S. News & World Report;7/13/92, Vol. 113 Issue 2, p46
Examines the social contract between Japanese firms and their workers that helps fuel Tokyo's export drive. Details of the social contract that Sanyo makes with its young recruits; Why older generation Japanese worry about the country's new generation; Work schedule; A shrinking labor pool in Japanese companies; Time off; Overtime; More.


Related Articles

  • A new paradigm for true partnership. Morita, Akio // Corporate Board;Jul/Aug92, Vol. 13 Issue 75, p1 

    Presents an article adopted from a speech delivered by Sony Corp. chairman on Japan's need for a new philosophy of industrial management. Growth as the second largest economy in the world; Comparison between Western corporations and Japanese corporations; Need for a new paradigm of competitiveness.

  • Nourishing American business with Japanese recipes. Thanopoulos, John; Leonard, Joseph W. // Review of Business;Fall96, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p7 

    Questions whether the management practices of Japan, are transferable to other parts of the world. How Japanese management approaches will work in America; Primary management characteristics in Japan; Success of Japan in business; Information on the Japanese society which is made up of the...

  • Japanese plants in the U.S.: How good are they? Schroeder, Goger G.; Sakakibara, Sadao // Business Horizons;Jul/Aug92, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p66 

    Questions whether Japanese plants located in the United States (Japanese transplants) superior to United States owned plants. Japanese plant demographics; Performance of Japanese transplants; Comparison of Japanese transplants; Performance comparison of United States and Japanese plants;...

  • IN TOUCH. Mollman, Steve // J@pan Inc.;Jan2001, Issue 15, p8 

    Introduces several articles concerning the business environment in Japan as of January 2001.

  • McD's locks in its `A' team. McManus, John // Brandweek;4/22/96, Vol. 37 Issue 17, p46 

    Comments on the existence of keiretsus or cartels as a management approach in Japan. Focus on the power of integration; Partnership espoused by keiretsus; Factors that cause American corporations to adopt the Japanese type of strategic alliance.

  • JAPAN'S STRUGGLE TO BE CREATIVE. Thornton, Emily; Kano, Cindy // Fortune;4/19/1993, Vol. 127 Issue 8, p129 

    Reports on the methods many Japanese companies are using to help their managers crack the rigid hierarchical structure and consensus management systems characteristic of the country's enterprises. How becoming product pioneers is essential to corporations' futures; Example of the four-day...

  • Japan's managers lag U.S. McClenahen, John S. // Industry Week/IW;11/21/94, Vol. 243 Issue 21, p70 

    Reports that management of Japanese firms is below United States standards based on a study by the Japan Productivity Center for Socioeconomic Development. Use of criteria for the US Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award.

  • Japanese management evolves again. Lux, Wolfgang // Management Review;Jun97, Vol. 86 Issue 6, p36 

    States that the famous Japanese management system is not faring well as economic challenges are showing the limitations in its approach. Several factors arose that had a major influence on companies in Japan; Major management challenges facing Japanese industrial leaders; Japan's future...

  • Japanese Management: Tradition Under Strain. Fox, William M. // Business Horizons;Aug77, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p76 

    In Japan today, uniquely Japanese-oriented employees and managers are being confronted with serious new challenges to their way of doing business. This group of employees is most often associated with the prestigious traditional Japanese firms and tends to be homogeneous with respect to values....

  • Japanese management, recession style. Schmidt, Richard J. // Business Horizons;Mar/Apr96, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p70 

    Comments on the changes in business management styles in Japan following the country's economic recession in the 1990s. Laws serving as guidelines for employee management; Transfer of production to offshore operations; Increase of using temporary employees by corporate managers; Outline of the...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics