The Limits of Convergence: Globalization and Organizational Change in Argentina, South Korea, and Spain

Published on Jan 31, 2010in Administrative Science Quarterly8.02
· DOI :10.1515/9781400824205
Mauro F. Guillén34
Estimated H-index: 34
List of Illustrations ix List of Tables x Preface xi A Note on Sources xv ONE: Organizations, Globalization, and Development 3 PART 1: Development and Organizational Change 25 TWO: Three Paths to Development, Three Responses to Globalization 27 THREE: The Rise and Fall of the Business Groups 59 FOUR: The Role of Small and Medium Enterprises 95 FIVE: Multinationals, Ideology, and Organized Labor 123 PART II: Organizational Change and Performance 157 SIX: Developing Industry: Automobile and Component Manufacturing 159 SEVEN: Developing Services: Banking as an Industry in Its Own Right 183 EIGHT: On Globalization, Convergence, and Diversity 213 APPENDIX: Data and Sources 235 References 243 Index 275
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Estimated H-index: 22
(Cardiff University)
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Estimated H-index: 38
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Estimated H-index: 1
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James P. Womack13
Estimated H-index: 13
Daniel T. Jones13
Estimated H-index: 13
Daniel Roos7
Estimated H-index: 7
This volume carefully traces the rise of the Toyota system from its take-off point in Fords mass production system to its spread across the world, starting with the NUMMI joint venture with General Motors in California and now advancing in Europe, Latin America, and East Asia as well. It then identifies and describes the advantages of this system, which needs less of everything including time, human effort, inventories, and investment to produce products with fewer defects in smaller volumes at ...
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Estimated H-index: 14
(UM: University of Michigan),
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Estimated H-index: 1
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Estimated H-index: 1
(Hanshin University)
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Estimated H-index: 5
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Estimated H-index: 1
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Estimated H-index: 28
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Estimated H-index: 3
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Estimated H-index: 9
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Estimated H-index: 22
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Estimated H-index: 8
(SC: University of Southern California)
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