The Cost of Social Relations Oversight in the Adaptive Appropriation of Japanese Management Practices

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The Cost of Social Relations Oversight in the Adaptive Appropriation of Japanese Management Practices

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dc.contributor.author Tackney, Charles T. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:25:41Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:25:41Z
dc.date.issued 2006-12-05T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/6988
dc.description.abstract In 1998, a late July settlement of the Flint, Michigan United Auto Workers strikes at General Motors narrowly averted or postponed a labor-management confrontation fully capable of precipitating an economic meltdown with far reaching consequences for our increasingly global economy. This paper uses a comparative legal ecology model of the modern enterprise to gain theoretical and empirical insight into the economic and societal costs of combining Japanese manufacturing techniques with managerial prerogative pursued "the American way." I begin by introducing the comparative legal ecology of the workplace as a theoretical concept to compare and contrast national differences in the modern industrial enterprise. This provides a standard to evaluate the extent to which General Motors had appropriately adapted the Japanese modes of social relations within the firm. The events associated with the Flint strikes evidence the cost of this oversight. The paper concludes by discussing the need to appropriately emulate Japanese modes of social relation when firms seek to successfully adapt their modes of production. en_US
dc.format.extent 13 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper;2006-086 en_US
dc.title The Cost of Social Relations Oversight in the Adaptive Appropriation of Japanese Management Practices en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt06dec05 mielmo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Interkulturel Kommunikation og Ledelse en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort IKL en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Intercultural Communication and Management en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort ICM en_US
dc.idnumber x656517920 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2006 en_US
dc.title.subtitle The Case of the 1998 UAW Strikes against General Motors en_US


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