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Cultural influences on national rates of innovation

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tolerance of uncertainty...

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Culture, Control, and Commitment

Culture, Control, and Commitment | Leadership in Japan | Scoop.it
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Evidence that "Japanese-style" organizations result in higher morale and motivation in employees, even when implemented int he US, which may help explain the higher levels of individual committment to the company that was found in Japanese organizations. 

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The Strategic Management of Intellectual Capital

The Strategic Management of Intellectual Capital | Leadership in Japan | Scoop.it
The fourth in the readers' series Resources for the Knowledge-Based Economy, The Strategic Management of Intellectual Capital analyzes the link between the strategic and operational roles of intellectual capital in the organization.
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Ch.9--importance of organizations acting as learning systems

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The Knowledge-Creating Company : How Japanese Companies Create the Dynamics of Innovation

The Knowledge-Creating Company : How Japanese Companies Create the Dynamics of Innovation | Leadership in Japan | Scoop.it
How have Japanese companies become world leaders in the automotive and electronics industries, among others? What is the secret of their success?
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Excellent comparitive look at Japanese and American corganizations. The key, according to the authors, is related to the type of knowledge deemed important to an organization, how it is transferred, and where ideas are allowed to form. Though nearly 20 years old, it is still very applicable today.

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