THE TOYOTA PRODUCTION SYSTEM – CZECH AND NIPPON CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES

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dc.contributor.author Brunet-Thornton, Richard
dc.contributor.author Koža, Michal
dc.contributor.author Bureš, Vladimír
dc.contributor.other Ekonomická fakulta cs
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-29T07:54:24Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-29T07:54:24Z
dc.identifier.issn 12123609
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.tul.cz/handle/15240/165977
dc.description.abstract This text focuses on the cultural relationships between Czech nationals employed at Japanese subsidiaries located in the Czech Republic. The paper analyses the possibilities of implementation of Toyota Production System within Japanese subsidiaries in Czech Republic. Moreover, it explores both the fi t between the cultural values of Czech and Japanese management and the values incorporated in the Toyota Production System, and the various relationships of employees of both cultures at a managerial and operational level. In order to conduct the study, 79 companies were contacted, and survey responses from a total of 108 Czech and Japanese employees were collected. Using a self-administered questionnaire created in Czech, English and Japanese language, the fi ndings of both common and divergent culturally-induced perspectives are analysed. Due to consistency with other cross-cultural studies Hofstede’s cultural dimensions are used as foundation. The discussion correlates the results to the extent that they are deemed appropriate. Hall’s low and high context models supplement the discussion, where applicable, to further explain issues relative to perception and communication. The dialogue is rich in the knowledge of Japanese methodologies of quality and overall management practice known in this case as the Toyota Production System. Data from the survey show that both Czech and Japanese employees have similar values related to work and neither job satisfaction nor number of confl icts is connected with TPS training. The manuscript concludes with both the list of existing research limitations that can be overcome in next studies, and an analysis of the need for further research within other crosscultural frameworks. en
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dc.publisher Technická Univerzita v Liberci cs
dc.publisher Technical university of Liberec, Czech Republic en
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dc.rights CC BY-NC
dc.subject Cross-Cultural Management en
dc.subject Toyota Production System en
dc.subject Czech Republic en
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dc.subject.classification M16
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dc.title THE TOYOTA PRODUCTION SYSTEM – CZECH AND NIPPON CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES en
dc.type Article en
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dc.identifier.doi 10.15240/tul/001/2016-2-010
dc.identifier.eissn 2336-5604
local.relation.volume 19
local.relation.issue 2
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local.faculty Faculty of Economics
local.citation.spage 142
local.citation.epage 156
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