Title: The Toyota production system: czech and nippon cultural perspectives
Authors: Brunet-Thornton, Richard
Koža, Michal
Bureš, Vladimír
Citation: E+M. Ekonomie a Management = Economics and Management. 2016, č. 2, s. 142-156.
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Technická univerzita v Liberci
Document type: článek
URI: http://www.ekonomie-management.cz/download/1465542592_1b2e/10_THE+TOYOTA+PRODUCTION+SYSTEM.pdf
ISSN: 1212-3609 (Print)
2336-5604 (Online)
Keywords: mezikulturní management;Toyota production system;Česká republika
Keywords in different language: cross-cultural management;Toyota production system;Czech republic
Abstract in different language: 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 fit 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 findings 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 conflicts 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 cross- cultural frameworks.
Rights: © Technická univerzita v Liberci
CC BY-NC 4.0
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