When we stay on theme.
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I’m going to continue on my literary momentum. Things are still quite bleak online today. I hope you enjoy reading as much as I do writing. Let’s go. A book that has influenced many of the previously cited authors is William G. Ouchi’s “Theory Z”. Ouchi’s work in this book is none other than to compare Japanese organizational culture with that of America.
This is a major challenge, considering that the two nations have a fundamentally different history. You don’t have to be a history expert to know that America was first colonized by Europeans and that there is very little trace of the first Asian immigrants from the prehistoric era (say, dating back ~25,000 years!) and from their descendants in contemporary organizational culture.
Ouchi should be read with certain precautions. He himself must be the bearer of a very strong “patriarchy” because he colours his work with several stereotypical references that sometimes sting the eyes of a sensitive reader, me, in this case.
Nevertheless, the document is well-structured with notes in the appendix and a bibliography, however, both are quite modest. The main fault would be its bibliography that is not referenced in the text, which forces the work to be classified more as a creation rather than a construction.
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Translation by Abbie Sims: https://www.linkedin.com/in/acsims/
Last Updated on August 20, 2020 by Coach Danny