ERIC Number: ED254465
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May-8
Reference Count: 0
Skills and Life Strategies of Japanese Business Women.
In this paper, case studies of two successful Japanese businesswomen illustrate how traditional Japanese cultural values and female sex roles have enabled women to succeed in business. These two cases were chosen as representative from a sample of 56. The businesses discussed are in very different sectors of the economy. One is a traditional and expensive Japanese restaurant. This type of business has historically been owned or operated by women. The other is a veterinary pharmaceuticals company, an area in which women have not traditionally been involved. Despite strong personality differences between the two women, both businesses are successful, partially because their owners exhibit values of thrift, industriousness, harmony and avoidance of conflict, and empathy, all of which are associated with the traditional female sex role in Japan. (IS)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bernard Van Leer Foundation, The Hague (Netherlands).
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Graduate School of Education.
Note: Paper from the Project on Human Potential. For other project papers, see SO 016 244-270.