International transfer of kaizen: an empirical study of Japanese manufacturers in the Netherlands

Kodo Yokozawa, H.J. Steenhuis, E.J. de Bruijn

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Abstract

In the past few decades, a number of studies have been published that have identified specific Japanese approaches to management as being superior to other types of approaches (e.g. Toyota Production System). Recently, one of the specific issues that received attention is the concept of kaizen. Kaizen is generally defined as continuous improvement. It has been viewed as a key element in Japanese management and has been presented as one of the sources of the competitiveness of Japanese manufacturers (Imai, 1986: xxix). The transfer of kaizen overseas has been studied as part of studies on international transfer of Japanese management practices as well as in studies on best practices.
Original languageEnglish
Pages-
Number of pages27
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2010
Event21st Annual POMS Conference: Operations in Emerging Economies - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 7 May 201010 May 2010
Conference number: 21

Conference

Conference21st Annual POMS Conference
Abbreviated titlePOMS
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period7/05/1010/05/10

Keywords

  • IR-104311
  • METIS-269614

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