NATSUDA Kaoru
   Department     College of International Management
   Position   Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2020/03
Type Research paper (Academic/Professional Journal)
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title Transfer of Japanese-Style Management to the Czech Republic: The Case of Japanese Manufacturing Firms
Contribution Type First author
Journal Asia Europe Journal (Springer)
Journal TypeAnother Country
Publisher Springer Nature
Volume, Issue, Page 18(1),pp.75-97
Author and coauthor SÝKORA Jan and BLAŽEK Jiří
Details This study examines the level of application of Japanese-style management to the Czech Republic from the perspective of hybridization, by employing a survey of Japanese manufacturing firms based in this country. The survey reveals that the Japanese system of production control is strictly enforced, while work organization, labour relations and group consciousness have been – despite targeted practices used by Japanese companies to facilitate application of the Japanese system – largely adapted to the local conditions. Furthermore, this study identifies the transitional process from relying upon Japanese expatriates towards engaging local human resources in the parent-subsidiary relationship. In addition, even though the Japanese-style procurement method is applied with a large number of local suppliers, the local content ratio nevertheless remains relatively low in the Czech Republic.
DOI 10.1007/s10308-019-00534-6