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dc.contributor.authorKunju Kunju Mathew, Sagi
dc.contributor.authorJames, Reynold
dc.contributor.authorJones, Robert
dc.identifier.citationKunju Kunju Mathew, S. and James, R. and Jones R. Transferring the Toyota Production System into India: A Case Study, in Proceedings of the 9th International Academy of Management and Business Conference, Jan 17-19 2011. Orlando, Florida: IAMB.

This study argues that the success of international transference of Japanese lean manufacturing practices in general, and the Toyota Production System (TPS) in particular, is in varying degrees contingent upon the socio-cultural, historical, and environmental context of the host nations into which such transfer occurs. It contends that TPS is not simply a set of concepts, techniques, and methods that can be implemented by command and control. The specific cultural and environmental factors within Japan were central to the conceptualization, acceptance, and development of TPS in that country. In the course of transplantation of TPS practices from Japan into overseas affiliates, either an absence of due consideration, or disregard for a host nation’s unique socio-cultural and environmental factors (and the compatibility of these factors with the specific needs of TPS) could lead to unproductive organizational outcomes for the parent company. This theme is explored through an analysis of the decade-old association between the automobile industry giant Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Japan, and its affiliate in India, Toyota Kirloskar Motors (TKM), at Bidadi near Bangalore, India.

dc.titleTransferring the Toyota Production System into India: A Case Study
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.conference9th Conference of the International Academy of Management and Business
dcterms.source.conference-start-date17 Jan 2011
dcterms.source.conferencelocationOrlando, Florida
curtin.departmentSchool of Management
curtin.accessStatusOpen access
curtin.facultyFaculty of Business and Law
curtin.contributor.orcidKunju Kunju Mathew, Sagi [0000-0003-0505-4764]
dcterms.source.conference-end-date19 Jan 2011

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