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Kaizen in Japan: An Empirical Study

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This paper reports the study of kaizen as practised in a selection of Japanese companies. After discussing the general understanding of kaizen and proposing a clear definition, the paper describes the methodology of the study, and presents findings from the research, taking Nippon Steel Corporation (NSC) as a base model and comparing this with the data from other companies. The development of kaizen activity in NSC is presented together with a description of the current nature of kaizen, whic...

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Adam, Paul Brunet More by this author
Publication date:
2003
URN:
uuid:b6aece99-9e7c-42b1-be47-a2cf79d30d46
Local pid:
oai:eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk:553

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