Decision-making structures in US and Japanese manufacturing affiliates in the UK : some similarities and contrasts

Multinational Enterprises Programme Working Paper No. 41

Working paper, comparison of decision making process in foreign enterprise subsidiarys of American and Japanese multinational enterprise located in the UK - contrasts the role of USA management attitudes in the 1950s with role of Japanese industrial management in the 1980s; covers cultural factors, labour relations, production control, procurement policies, subcontracting, marketing methods, and the locus of authority; suggests that perhaps the time dimension explains many of the differences observed.