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Bridging Western management theories and Japanese management practices: case of the Toyota Way model

Low Sui Pheng, Gao Shang

Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies | Emerald | Published : 2011


Subject area Manufacturing, Western management theories and Japanese management practices. Student level/applicability This case can be used in project management or management-related courses at tertiary institutions at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Case overview This case provides students with an opportunity to find out what make Toyota so successful in manufacturing through its famous production system as well as the underlying Toyota Way principles. All students are expected to understand the Toyota Way model with a balanced view that goes beyond a set of lean tools such as just-in-time. This case opens a historical account for the Toyota Way model by connecting with possibl..

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