Ifferences in management styles between the american and the japanese in multinationals
between 11000-12000 words
Aim: compare different management styles and discuss the difficuties. also the problems of cuture issue.
Methods: mainly literature review
not compulsory:(possible outline:chpter 1-introduction, background. chapter2-the management style, compare the style of the japanese and the american. chapter3Japanese HRM, transfer of Japanese style HRM practices to the U.S. overseas/multinationals. chapter4case studies of Japanese companies in the U.S. chapter5-conclusion.)
1.-Detailed table of content (chapter headings and sub-headings)
2.-Clear structure and setion (e.g subtitles)
3.more in-depth thinking e.g. cultural differences, hofstede model (e.g.The Confucius Connection: From Cultural Roots to Economic Growth by Hofstede Greert & Bond Michael H. Organizational Dynamics, Spring88, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p5-21, and Cultural constraints in management theories. By: Hofstede, Geert. Academy of Management Executive, Feb1993, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p81-94, 14p, ), management practice
4.-need comtemporary references (i.e. after year 2000 ): avoid imformation that is out of date and no longer the situation now. Also consider the situation of recent and ongoing changes in Japanese management approaches.
5.the contemporary issue could be found in Journal of International Business Studies, International Journal of Human Resource Management”
6.additional information–Hodgetts, R. M. & Luthans, F. (2003). International management: culture, strategy, and behaviour (5th ed.) New York: McGraw-Hill