Charts Taylorism's Japanese incarnation, from the efficiency movement of the 1920s, through Depression-era rationalization and wartime mobilization, up to postwar productivity drives and quality-control campaigns. This book compels readers to rethink what implications Japanese-style management has for Western industries.
William M. Tsutsui is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Kansas. He is the author of Banking Policy in Japan American Efforts at Reform During the Occupation.
Winner of John Whitney Hall Book Prize of the Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies 2000 (United States).