Ivey Publishing
Mabuchi Motor Co., Ltd.
Product Number:
9A98M034
Publication Date:
10/30/1998
Revised Date:
09/19/2017
Length:
11 pages (7 pages of text)
Product Type:
Case (Field)
Source:
Ivey
A year had elapsed since Mabuchi Motor Co., Ltd. of Japan, the world's most successful producer of small electric motors, had implemented a new management training program at one of its foreign operations in China. The program had two objectives. First, it was intended to enable the corporation to maintain its strategy of cost minimization by making it possible to reduce Japanese expatriate levels by improving the management skills of local managers in foreign subsidiaries. Second, by overcoming the shortage of qualified Japanese managers, the program would also allow the continued aggressive expansion of production that had become a cornerstone of corporate strategy. The teaching purpose is to illustrate the difficulties associated with transferring a management style and corporate culture into a different national culture.
Issues:
Disciplines:
General Management/Strategy,  International
Industries:
Manufacturing
Setting:
China/Japan, Large, 1995
Intended Audience:
Undergraduate/MBA
Price:
$4.25 CAD / $4.25 USD Printed Copy
$3.75 CAD / $3.75 USD Permissions
$3.75 CAD / $3.75 USD Digital Download
Associated Materials
Translations: Simplified Chinese (10 pages) , Japanese (12 pages)
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