By T. Sakikawa
Explores the ameliorations that experience taken position in jap places of work because the sunrise of the hot millennium when it comes to administration practices, relatively within the parts of Human source administration and organizational tradition. the writer empirically assesses the effectiveness of the hot methods brought through jap businesses.
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These plant-level production innovation initiatives, as seen in 32 Transforming Japanese Workplaces NEC Yonezawa and Kagoshima, developed into a company-wide SCM innovation initiative in 2000 in order to involve all NEC employees, not just those from production sites but also those involved in procurement, logistics, sales, and other functions, in innovation activities. By integrating and synergizing different functions, NEC sought to survive intense global competition. The Japanese electronics industry: Sony Corp.
1996), Huselid (1995), and US Department of Labor (1993), posited that personnel are not a cost or expense but rather capital to be invested in. They argued that management practices can develop highly committed employees who can be a source of a firm’s competitiveness and that the use of these practices can enhance company performance. They called these practices HPWPs because they expected them to generate high performance. The term “HPWPs” was used interchangeably with other terms, such as high commitment, innovative, flexible, and alternative management practices.
I then provide cases of some Japanese electronics manufacturers and further explore the prevalence of HPWPs among Japanese workplaces. I provide these cases because the Japanese electronics industry was—and still is—as important as the automotive industry for the Japanese economy since, along with the automobile industry, it was the driving force behind the growth of the Japanese economy in the post-World War II period. By examining Japanese electronics manufacturers as well, I can compare the management practices of both Japanese automotive and electronics manufacturers and enhance our understanding of the prevalence of HPWPs among Japanese workplaces.