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Understanding Japanese Management Practices by Parissa Haghirian

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Chapter 7

Intercultural Challenges When Working in Japan

When attempting to be successful in Japan, an understanding of the Japanese culture, society, and business etiquette is necessary. In international management, working and succeeding in Japan is often considered the most challenging thing to do. The reason why Japan is often considered in the top league of international business is not so much a challenging infrastructure or a weak legal system, as in many other Asian economies, but the strong differences in culture, which reflect on all aspects of management, as well as the Japanese language. Western managers often find the differences in working styles and problem solving especially difficult. This chapter deals with intercultural challenges ...

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