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Inside the Kaisha: Demystifying Japanese Business Behavior Noboru Yoshimura

Inside the Kaisha: Demystifying Japanese Business Behavior

Noboru Yoshimura

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ISBN : 9780875844152
Hardcover
272 pages
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Written by an experienced Japanese manager and an American scholar of organizational behavior, this book presents a series of apparent contradictions in Japanese business conduct. The authors show why behavior that appears inconsistent to theMoreWritten by an experienced Japanese manager and an American scholar of organizational behavior, this book presents a series of apparent contradictions in Japanese business conduct. The authors show why behavior that appears inconsistent to the Westerner is perfectly congruous to the Japanese way of framing the context of the situation or using a particular model to guide behavior. The book is organized around six puzzles about Japanese business behavior that perplex outsiders. The authors unravel each puzzle in a systematic way to demonstrate why, from the Japanese perspective, the behavior is in fact appropriate and consistent. For each puzzle, the authors generate a set of specific insights that can be used in everyday business practice. Winner, Best Industry Analysis/Business Context Book of 1997, The Financial Times/Booz-Allen & Hamilton Global Business Book Awards [Yoshimura and Anderson] provide a healthy antidote to much of the mumbo jumbo about Japanese business practices perpetrated by journalists, businesspeople, and management consultants.--The New York Times Book Review Inside the Kaisha offers real-life examples and advice. But what makes it most valuable is Yoshimuras perspective--a rare coup in a country where people rarely talk about their companies for fear of embarrassing themselves and their employers.--CIO