Creative R & D Leadership: Insights from Japan

Creative R & D Leadership: Insights from Japan

by James L. Bess
     
 

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

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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.

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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
1Introduction and Background3
2Conceptual Framework16
3Japanese Society and Culture33
4Education in Japan39
5Family Roles and Interactions50
6Individualism and Collectivism in Japan58
7Organizational Design73
8Small Work Groups in Japan85
9Technology, Creativity, and Innovation97
10National R & D Policy and the Organization of R & D106
11Conflict and Conflict Management123
12Leadership147
13Methods of Research179
14Leadership by Japanese R & D Managers215
15Conflict Management276
16Worker Preferences for Leader Types292
17Conclusions and Recommendations301
References313
Index351

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