Hybrid Factories in the United States: The Japanese-Style Management and Production System under the Global Economy

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INDEX
ability ratings, 69–70, 275
Abo, Tetsuo, 47n1, 48n16, 48n17, 49n20, 206
adaptation orientation, 46, 135–137, 140, 182, 192, 197, 250–257
added-value profits, 236, 237, 239
Adler, Paul, 47n1
AMD, 12
American automobile industry, 8–10, 24, 56. See also Big Three automakers
change of market structure in, 96–101
foreign companies and, 97–101
labor relations, 109–111
management performance, 112–114
market scale, 97
market share, 98–101
organizational changes in, 101–109
truck sales, 97
vehicle production, 102–103
American companies, transformation of, 14
American culture, 193
American economy. See U.S. economy
American Motors, 98
Americans in management positions, 34, 45, 85
American-style management, 12, 19–20, 66, 275–284, 287n5
American-type production system, 5, 14, 15, 17–21, 46n1, 59, 280–281, 288n9
Andon system, 32
antidumping measures, 9
Aoshima, Yaichi, 57
application-adaptation analysis, 4, 21–23, 78, 146–157
application degree, 83–88
application specific integrated circuit (ASIC), 10
Asaba, Shigeru, 72n4
ASEAN Four, 10
Asia, industrial development in, 10
Asian culture, 94–95
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), 4, 7, 9, 10, 278
Auto Alliance International (AAI), 118, 122
auto assembly, 31, 87
hybrid evaluation of, 130–137
hybrid patterns of, 141
in North America, 124–141
in U.S., 9–10
automatization, 16, 48n11, 180, 192, 197, 212–213
automobile industry, 8–10, 48n13, 273
in 1970s, 233
change of market structure in, 96–101
competition in, 12, 125
Japanese automakers in North America, 114–124
Japanese domestic market, 124
joint ventures in, 77
local content in, 273–274
in Mexico, 230–242
in North America, 96–114
product line expansions in, 119–121
quality in, 56
transferability of, 122–123
U.S. See American automobile industry
Automotive Components Group Worldwide (ACGW), 258
auto parts and components industry, 31, 87, 118–119, 142–165
characteristics of, 142–152
four-aspect analysis, 155–157
global comparative analysis, 158–160
hybrid evaluation of, 146–157
hybrid patterns of, 164
in Mexico, 234–238
multivariate analysis of, 157–158, 164–165
in North America, 162–163
profiles of factories surveyed, 144–145
Babson, Steve, 198n13
Battenberg, J. T., 105

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