ERIC Number: ED232578
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
Higher Education and Japanese Management: Are They Compatible? AIR 1983 Annual Forum Paper.
Spiro, Louis M.; Campbell, Jill F.
Suggestions for administrators who wish to implement Japanese management techniques in higher education are offered. These techniques are more than establishing quality circles; instead they propose different value structures that link employees and the organization. The organizational structures that typically exist in higher education and the way these structures affect staff development and authority and responsibility relationships are described, along with the basic principles of Japanese management, specifically the 13-step plan of Ouchi (1981) and the Seven S framework of Pascale and Athos (1981). The adaptation of Japanese management techniques is dependent upon the college president/chancellor either having or developing a management style that is appropriate for this type of change. The philosophy or superordinate goals of the organization are needed to provide a common understanding of goals for all employees. Institutional commitment to the faculty and staff is essential, and measurable outcomes and evaluations are crucial to effective functioning and fair treatment of employees. Additional recommendations are offered. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: AIR Forum; Collegiality; Japanese Management Techniques
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (23rd, Toronto, Ontario, May 23-26, 1983).