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This book re-examines management theory ‘after Globalization’. Combining key names and studies from across the world, it explores the local realities that resist universal theories and that permeate the daily lives of practising managers.

The book provides a comprehensive and critical reflection on the widely documented phenomenon of globalization in business. It assesses the implications of the diversity of individual economies and enterprises for general theories of management and concludes by presenting new approaches to the study and research of management and organizations.

Japan in Britain, Japan in Mexico: Production Supervisory Practice in the Electronics Industry
Japan in Britain, Japan in Mexico: Production supervisory practice in the electronics industry
JonathanMorris, JamesLowe and BarryWilkinson

The critical role of supervisors and front-line managers in manufacturing organizations is once again a subject of scrutiny (Storey, 1992; Lowe, 1993). Three major factors appear to be at work. First, there is a purported shift from personnel management to human resource management (HRM). Thus, it is argued that line managers and supervisors assume far greater importance for the management of human resources as such responsibility is devolved to them. Secondly, as part of a diffusion of Japanese management systems to Western countries, it is suggested that supervisors have an enhanced, or intensified role for ‘technical’ responsibilities ...

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