Japanese management and the climate of the time

Masaaki Kotabe*

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Management practices and orientation need to change when the climate of the time in which firms operate change. In the 1980s–early 1990s when the world enjoyed a broad economic growth on a global scale, Japanese management practices were once admired in awe around the world. Since the Japanese economy began to slip into a decade-long recessionary environment in the late 1990s, many Japanese firms experienced profit losses and the world’s admiration of Japanese management began to wane. This article explores how and why, and offers broader implications to management practices in general.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-35
Number of pages11
JournalAsian Business and Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Feb 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Climate of the time
  • Global sourcing
  • Japan
  • Management practices
  • the United States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Strategy and Management


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