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Creative R & D Leadership: Insights from Japan
     

Creative R & D Leadership: Insights from Japan

by James L. Bess
 

ISBN-10: 0899309151

ISBN-13: 9780899309156

Pub. Date: 08/30/1995

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Styles of effective leadership in the much-admired research arm of Japanese organizations are examined for the first time in this scientifically validated study of research and development units. Creative R & D Leadership provides new data about how and why certain types of leaders are more successful than others and offers insightful social and cultural

Overview

Styles of effective leadership in the much-admired research arm of Japanese organizations are examined for the first time in this scientifically validated study of research and development units. Creative R & D Leadership provides new data about how and why certain types of leaders are more successful than others and offers insightful social and cultural explanations for that success. Bess shows that it is the unique blending of personalities among leaders and subordinates that results in creative and innovative teams — hallmarks not only for good R & D performance, but organizational effectiveness as well. Bess' findings and interpretations will have significant implications for policymakers throughout the world, including the United States, as new ways for American management to restructure organizational techniques and strategies to enhance competitiveness worldwide are revealed. A major contribution to the literature on organizational behavior and development, leadership studies, R & D management, and cross-cultural understanding.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780899309156
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/30/1995
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)
Lexile:
1400L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Exhibits

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Introduction and Background

Conceptual Framework

The Japanese Sociocultural Environment

Japanese Society and Culture

Education in Japan

Family Roles and Interactions

Individualism and Collectivism in Japan

Japanese Organizations

Organizational Design

Small Work Groups in Japan

Technology, Creativity, and Innovation

National R & D Policy and the Organization of R & D

Organizational Determinants of Motivation: Conflict Management Modes and Leadership

Conflict and Conflict Management

Leadership

Findings from Empirical Research in Japan

Methods of Research

Leadership by Japanese R & D Managers

Conflict Management

Worker Preferences for Leader Types

Conclusion and Recommendations

Conclusions and Recommendations

References

Index

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