The art of Japanese management. (book reviews) George A. Miller.
The Art of Japanese Management by Richard Tanner Pascale and Anthony G. Athos. Pascale and Athos are business school professors from Stanford and Harvard respectively. Their books, published in 1982 by Warner Books, is a classical Harvard Business School case study of two companies: Matsushita and ITT. The authors rely heavily on the current theory taught in B-schools these days, and their book comes across as a consultant's report on what's wrong with America today. There is heavey emphasis on the "soft" side of business such as anthropology, religion, and philosophy. There are many messages to be learned, but at times the book becomes overbearing and preachy.
Review Grade: B