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Japanese Work Ethics Vs American Work Ethics - 2,021 words
Japanese Work Ethics vs American Ethics "For an American to consider the Japanese from any viewpoint for any reason, it is important for us to remember that they are products of a unique civilization, that their standards and values are the results of several thousand years of powerful religious and metaphysical conditioning that were entirely different from those that molded the character, personality and habits of Westerners" ( De Mente, p.19). To understand the Japanese, it is necessary to have an understanding of their religious and philosophical backgrounds. My research suggests that basic ethical values in Japanese business systems are influenced by three philosophical and religious tr ...
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Japanese Work Ethics Vs American Work Ethics - 2,061 words
... annot hire, fire, or hold back promotions. The company does the hiring and the managers and supervisors motivate via style, trust, goodwill, and cooperation. Promotions are dependent on longevity first, ability and accomplishment second. Employees are placed according to their abilities with the brighter picking up the heavier load and the less able a lighter load. There are no stars. Everyone is part of the team. Management trainees are switched every two to three years in a circulating effect or rotation. Instead of promotion and pay raise incentives, the most capable and productive gain status and will eventually be singled out for higher spots. Promotion is based on ability to get al ...
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Sharp Corporation - 798 words
SHARP CORPORATION: Technology Strategy Sharp Corporation was established in 1912 by Tokuji Hayakawa as a small workshop. The Company was a small, second-tier assembler of TV sets and home appliances which competed mainly on price. However in the early 1970s Sharp Corporation focused on technologies which competitors ignore , developed expertise in certain electronic devices, such as integrated circuits and liquid crystal displays (LCD) and used them to develop innovative end products. As a result, Sharp Corporation consistently improved its performance so that, by 1992, it was regarded as a world leader in opto-electronics and a premier comprehensive electronics company. Sharp Corporation is ...
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Pokemon - 803 words
Just a little more than year ago a Japanese series has incorporated itself into American television, and has taken the entire U.S. by storm. By now you should know what im talking about, if not were have you been. "Pokemon" a show about a young boy named Ash, and his friends Pikachu, Brock, Misty, and a cast 150 other Pokemon. I cant forget the comical bad guys Team Rocket. Pokemon has a way of life for some young kids in the way of TV series, toys, video games, t-shirts, trading cars, and recently released motion picture. Is Pokemon just an entertaining Japanimation show about a brave young man prom Palate town and his Pikachu or is it much more. The Japanese company created the characters ...
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Complete Analysis Of The Starbucks Coffee Company - 1,872 words
... orld's coffee-growing regions. On October 20, 1995, Starbucks Coffee Company released their "Framework for a Code of Conduct" in response to a grassroots campaign demanding that Starbucks set minimum standards for working conditions at the plantations from which they buy. In addition to pledging to limit child labor and support workers' access to safe housing and healthy workplaces, Starbucks code states that "we believe in the importance of progressive environmental practices and conservation efforts," "wage and benefit levels should address the basic needs of workers and their families," and "people have the right to freely associate with whichever organizations they choose." However, ...
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Complete Analysis Of The Starbucks Coffee Company - 2,005 words
... rbucks, comments Zone Vice President Roly Morris, a native of Toronto. Over the past 25 years, Starbucks has become a staple of daily life in major cities throughout North America. The company offers more than 30 varieties of the finest arabica coffee beans from growers around the world, presenting them in a cozy, welcoming setting. In addition to whole beans, Torontonians can look forward to enjoying the finest coffee and espresso beverages, expertly prepared by Starbucks professional baristas (coffee bartenders), each of whom partakes in 24 hours of classroom training before stepping into his or her respective store. Starbucks has been interested in expanding into Hawaii for a few year ...
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Strategic Management Techniques Of Caterpillar Inc. - 1,364 words
Introduction Headquartered in Peoria, Ill. Caterpillar Inc. is the worlds largest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines. It is a fortune 100 company, ranked number 1 in its industry, with more than $26 billion in assets. It is a U.S. based competitor, recording half to its sales to overseas customers; Caterpillar has maintained its position as a leading U.S. exports in excess of $5.2 billion in 1999. The company directly employees approximately 70, 000 people in the U.S. and abroad. The company is a growth oriented, diversified high technology business. The company is strong, resilient and definitely focused on the futur ...
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The Institution Of Lifetime Employment In Japan - 1,905 words
Lifetime employment in Japan has long been regarded as one of the stereotypical features in the Japanese workplace. Our readings have shown us varying degrees of lifetime employments viability as an institution in different work environments and social classes. Exemplified through ethnographies about line workers at Yusumi Motors and the Azumi lingerie factory, the office ladies and salaried men in a Japanese bank, and the social elite of Japans doozoku geisha, it can be seen that there are elements of lifetime employment in each example as well as some important biases and inconsistencies in each. At Yusumi Motors, Joshua Roths study was to examine how the factory ran and what it was like t ...
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Sony Corporation Company Profile, History And Culture, And Swot - 1,533 words
Executive Summery Sony's current financial difficulties are tied into its corporate culture which were stated over 30 years ago. With such a large multinational corporation, greater planning and more use of strategies should be pursued. Sony could start with the implementation of a new mission statement, with profit and benefits of the company tied more closely to everyday operations. Internally, the four forces, the management, the designers, the production and the marketing should achieve better communication and cooperation. Alliance and cooperation between competitors should also be actively sort after in order to create standards in new fields. Sony should aim at being the leader instea ...
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