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An Investigation of Japanese Corporate Culture, Its Trends And Changes
Japanese Business & Culture bus 258.1
Table of Contents1.0 Introduction
3.1 Changing social culture.
3.2 Business Culture in Japan
3.3 Why change is needed
3.4 What is Japan and her corporations doing to develop and change
Japanese Business & CultureAn investigation Japanese corporate culture, its
trends and changes.1.0 IntroductionThis report is based around the following
quote: "Japan\'s corporate culture is the product of uniquely Japanese social and
historical influences, so deeply rooted as to easily repel outside influences.
Bur Japanese corporations need to change their basic goals...." This report will
discuss nature of corporate culture in Japan, and why change is needed. The
maximum length is 2,000 words
2.0 Procedure The report was produced using library based research because of
the time scale and cost. The sources used include text books, journals and
newspapers.. The references have been made \'Harvard Style\' and can be found in
3.0 Findings The Japanese business culture has been described by Beedham as a
culture that acts like a clan, in that there is a large amount of authority
given to the man at the top, and in the commitment that is shown by the people
around him, Beedham points out that this can be evident in the way that their
car factories, investment banks and government ministries are ran.
This clan-like-behaviour has the effect of making decision making painfully slow,
with compromises having to be met in all directions, but this is starting to
change, as the people of Japan are starting to change and have different
priorities. These changes can be put down to several factors that are changing
in Japanese society as a whole.
3.1 Changing social culture. The increasing and speeding up of urbanisation is
one way in which corporate culture is being changed. Because of this
urbanisation there is less commitment to groups as people become more individual
and have their own priority in life. Marriage and family ties are also starting
to loosen. Links between children, parents and grandparents are not the same as
they were ten years ago.
The greatest impact on peoples commitment to their work is money. As the
Japanese become richer, they are starting to see that the
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