Different Approaches to Wealth Creation: A Comparative Study of the American and Japanese Automobile

Different Approaches to Wealth Creation: A Comparative Study of the American and Japanese Automobile

Kanji Kitamura (SOAS, University of London, UK)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 23
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3744-2.ch006

Abstract

This chapter deals with the simple yet important question of whether national culture matters in today's rapidly globalizing world. This study explores the automobile sectors in Japan and the USA and examines the relevance to the cultural constructs of individualism/collectivism, time orientation, and uncertainty avoidance. To maximize research confidence with limited resources, it triangulates its qualitative findings and the literature concepts generated from quantitative research. The grounded findings include the connection between business practices and cultural values, the interrelated nature of cultural dimensions, and a clarification of the cultural construct of uncertainty avoidance.
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The term culture is used in various ways - a certain way of local practice, ethnic food, or regional music – all of which are tangible or intangible cultures. To begin with cultural research, it is necessary to define which type of culture to be examined. To set boundaries for this study, this section will examine the literature concepts and offer working definitions of the terminology.

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