Japan's Changing Management Style
Issue 1, 1990

In response to the rapidly changing world markets in which they compete, Japanese firms are facing the need for significant changes in the way they manage themselves. While some changes are already under way, more drastic changes may be expected. Specifically, Japanese firms are moving toward a strategic management approach and are exploring revisions in both organisational structure and policy to implement their new strategies. In this article we review a number of management-related issues and suggest the likely directions of change.