Manufacturing Ideology by William M. Tsutsui
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Manufacturing Ideology
By William M. Tsutsui

Manufacturing Ideology

Scientific Management in Twentieth-Century Japan

By (author) See other recent books by William M. Tsutsui
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $86.00
Your Price: $77.40 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $8.60! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $3.87 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Manufacturing Ideology by William M. Tsutsui

Book Description

Japanese industry is the envy of the world for its efficient and humane management practices. Yet, as William Tsutsui argues, the origins and implications of "Japanese-style management" are poorly understood. Contrary to widespread belief, Japan's acclaimed strategies are not particularly novel or even especially Japanese. Tsutsui traces the roots of these practices to Scientific Management, or Taylorism, an American concept that arrived in Japan at the turn of the century. During subsequent decades, this imported model was embraced--and ultimately transformed--in Japan's industrial workshops. Imitation gave rise to innovation as Japanese managers sought a "revised" Taylorism that combined mechanistic efficiency with respect for the humanity of labor. Tsutsui's groundbreaking study charts Taylorism's Japanese incarnation, from the "efficiency movement" of the 1920s, through Depression-era "rationalization" and wartime mobilization, up to postwar "productivity" drives and quality-control campaigns. Taylorism became more than a management tool; its spread beyond the factory was a potent intellectual template in debates over economic growth, social policy, and political authority in modern Japan. Tsutsui's historical and comparative perspectives reveal the centrality of Japanese Taylorism to ongoing discussions of Japan's government-industry relations and the evolution of Fordist mass production. He compels us to rethink what implications Japanese-style management has for Western industries, as well as the future of Japan itself.

Buy Manufacturing Ideology book by William M. Tsutsui from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780691074566
ISBN-10: 0691074569
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 12-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author William M. Tsutsui

Banking Policy in Japan by William M. Tsutsui Banking Policy in Japan, Paperback (August 2013)

The Japanese banking system contributed greatly to Japan's post-war economic advance by investing in industry & supporting government-business relations. This book explores why the Americans were committed to reform & how important the maintenance of the financial status quo was to the development of Japan's miracle economy.

Companion to Japanese History by William M. Tsutsui Companion to Japanese History, Paperback (July 2009)

An authoritative overview of current debates and approaches within the study of Japan's history Composed of 30 chapters written by an international group of scholars Combines traditional perspectives with the most recent scholarly concerns Supplements a chronological survey with targeted thematic analyses.

Godzilla's Footsteps by William M. Tsutsui Godzilla's Footsteps, Paperback (September 2006)

Presents essays which consider the Godzilla films and how they were shaped by and also influenced postwar Japanese culture, as well as the globalization of Japanese pop culture icons in the wake of the Godzilla phenomenon. This work also featuring contributors such as Susan Napier, Anne Allison, Christine Yano and others.

» View all books by William M. Tsutsui

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Manufacturing Ideology book by William M. Tsutsui and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - William M. Tsutsui

William M. Tsutsui is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Kansas. He is the author of Banking Policy in Japan American Efforts at Reform During the Occupation.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by William M. Tsutsui close
Banking Policy in Japan by William M. Tsutsui
Banking Policy in Japan by William M. Tsutsui
Companion to Japanese History by William M. Tsutsui
Companion to Japanese History by William M. Tsutsui
Godzilla's Footsteps by William M. Tsutsui
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close