How to Make Japanese Management Methods Work in the West jellemzők

When Japanese company Yuasa Battery chose the Welsh valley of Ebbw Vale for their latest operation, Managing Director Kazuo Murata soon realized that Japanese business culture superimposd on to the Welsh workforce would be a disaster. But through careful adaptation to the new environment, he moved the company into profit in only two years, and in four had grown to 500 employees and had won the Queen's Award for Export.
Murata set out to compete head on with British, European, and even Japanese competitors - and succeeded. New personnel policies, quality, communication, and management style were all critical factors. His persoanl account gives a real insight into the fundamental principles behind Japanese business philosophy, and shows how they can be adapted as the building block to success in companies in the West.