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The Resource Enterprise As an Instrument of Civilization : An Anthropological Approach to Business Administration

Enterprise As an Instrument of Civilization : An Anthropological Approach to Business Administration

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Enterprise As an Instrument of Civilization : An Anthropological Approach to Business Administration
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Enterprise As an Instrument of Civilization
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An Anthropological Approach to Business Administration
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Enterprise As an Instrument of Civilization : An Anthropological Approach to Business Administration
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  • Preface -- References -- Contents -- Contributors -- Part I: Invitation to Keiei Jinruigaku, Anthropology of Business Administration -- Chapter 1: Enterprise as an Instrument of Civilization -- 1.1 Introduction -- 1.2 Civilization as a System -- 1.3 Stock Corporations as Civilization Elements -- 1.4 Mass Production: An Element of Civilization -- 1.5 Enterprises in Civilization -- 1.6 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 2: Enterprise as Cultural Community -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Keiei Jinruigaku: Fusion of Business Administration and Anthropology -- 2.3 Initiation into a Company as Cultural Community: Sony -- 2.4 Initiation Ceremony of Sony -- 2.4.1 Place and Program of the Ceremony -- 2.4.2 Seating and Dress -- 2.5 History and Spirit of Establishment -- 2.6 Advice Toward Early Retirement -- 2.7 A Community Bound Together by Common Fate -- 2.8 Training of New Employees and Initiation -- 2.9 Concluding Remarks -- References -- Chapter 3: Company Mythology -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Mythology in Companies -- 3.3 Methods for Researching Company Mythology -- 3.4 Types of Myths -- 3.5 Conclusion -- References -- Part II: Theoretical Characteristics of Keiei Jinruigaku -- Chapter 4: The Meaning of an Anthropological Approach for Management Studies: Beyond "Clinical" and "Scientific" Knowledge -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 "Practice" and "Science" by Barnard -- 4.3 "Clinical" and "Scientific" Knowledge in the History of Management Theory -- 4.3.1 Searching for "Clinical" Knowledge: The Methodology of the Human Relations School -- 4.3.2 Construction of "Scientific" Knowledge of Management: Simon's Methodology -- 4.4 Can We Separate "Clinical" and "Scientific" Knowledge in the Real World? A Pragmatic Question -- 4.5 Conclusion: Toward "Anthropology of Business Administration" -- References
  • Chapter 5: 'Ethnography' in Japanese Corporate Activities: A Meta-anthropological Observation on the Relationship Between Anthropology and the Outside -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 An Overview of the Relationship Between Anthropology and Industry -- 5.3 Searching for 'Hidden Needs' and Ethnography -- 5.4 Esuno (Ethnography) Incorporated by Japanese Firms -- 5.4.1 The 'Success' of Ethnographic Praxis: An Example -- 5.4.2 Ethnography with Zero Field Visit -- 5.4.3 The Relationship Between the Appropriation of Ethnography and Japanese-Style Management -- 5.4.4 Re-engineering Ethnography -- 5.5 Final Remarks -- References -- Chapter 6: Management in Interface: Glocal Displacement -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Interface: Entrepreneurs as Middlemen in a Traditional Society -- 6.3 "Advent" of a Japanese-Western Food: Translation with Displacement by an Entrepreneur -- 6.4 Glocalisation of McDonald's: Translation with Displacement of Global Fast-Food Culture -- 6.5 Multilayer Structure of Cultural Interface: McDonald's Approach from Interface -- 6.6 Management of Translative Displacement -- 6.7 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 7: Anthropology of Administration's Approach to the Study of Management Philosophy as "Spiritual Capital" -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 A Brief History of Management Philosophy in Japan -- 7.3 Studies on Management Philosophy in Japan -- 7.3.1 Studies During the Era of Rapid Economic Growth (mid-1950s to the mid-1970s) -- 7.3.2 Development After the 1970s -- 7.4 A New Perspective on the Study of Management Philosophy -- 7.5 The Nature of "Spiritual Capital" -- 7.6 Concluding Remarks -- References -- Chapter 8: Anthropological Research Methods in Business Administration: Migration and Translation Within the Social Sciences -- 8.1 Introduction -- 8.2 Anthropological Methods Used in Previous Studies on Business
  • 8.3 Globalization Studies and Anthropological Methods -- 8.4 Social Sciences Applied Outside of Their Contexts: Migration and Translation -- 8.5 Social Constructionism in Science -- 8.6 Concluding Remarks -- References -- Part III: Frontiers of the Research in Keiei Jinruigaku -- Chapter 9: Management of Secret in Religion and Company -- 9.1 Introduction -- 9.2 Secrecy as Capital -- 9.3 Secrecy in Religion -- 9.4 Secrecy in a Company -- 9.5 Strategies to Protect Secret -- 9.5.1 Involution Strategy -- 9.5.2 Hierarchy Strategy -- 9.5.3 Emptiness of Secret and Invention Strategy -- 9.6 Storytelling and Sharing Secret -- 9.7 Secrecy and the Internet -- 9.8 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 10: Company Funeral Culture and Funeral Companies: A Case Study of Taisei Saiten -- 10.1 Introduction -- 10.2 Sakichi Katsuyama and Taisei Saiten -- 10.3 The Relationship with the Community -- 10.4 Networking in the Business World -- 10.5 Sales Campaigns to Companies and the Company Funeral Model -- 10.6 Conclusion: Taisei Saiten and Company Funeral -- References -- Chapter 11: Anthropology of Distrust and Suspicion in Credit Transactions in Japan -- 11.1 Introduction -- 11.2 Trust and Credit -- 11.2.1 How "Trust" Is Treated in Cultural Anthropology -- 11.2.2 What Is "Trust"? What Is "Credit"? -- 11.3 Chain-Reaction Bankruptcy and Bad Debt Losses -- 11.3.1 The Tragedy of Chain-Reaction Bankruptcy (Company I) -- 11.3.2 The Trigger for Company I's Bankruptcy, Warning Signs, and the Course Thereof: The Case of Company J -- 11.3.3 The Start of Company I's Civil Rehabilitation Procedures -- 11.3.4 The Crisis at Company H: Wariness Toward Company I After the Bankruptcy of Company J, Bad Debts Following Company I's Bankruptcy -- 11.3.4.1 Wariness toward Company I after the bankruptcy of Company J -- 11.4 Credit Control and the Breakdown of Trust
  • 11.4.1 A Discourse on Credit -- 11.4.2 What Is "Numerical" Credit? -- 11.4.3 Contradiction and Juxtaposition of Two Sides of the Same Coin -- 11.5 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 12: Airline Culture: International Flight Attendant Service Design -- 12.1 Introduction -- 12.2 Research Method -- 12.3 The Airline as a Mechanism of Civilization -- 12.3.1 Luxurious Dawn (1900s-1960s) -- 12.3.2 Mass Transportation (1970s-1980s) -- 12.3.3 Globalization (1990 to the Present) -- 12.3.4 Technological Innovation -- 12.3.5 Open Skies and Airline Restructuring -- 12.4 Airline H and Regional Flight Attendants -- 12.4.1 Overview of Airline H -- 12.4.2 Airline H and Nonnative Flight Attendants -- 12.5 The Changing Flight Attendant Work Environment -- 12.5.1 The Luxurious Dawn: Airline H Japanese Flight Attendants -- 12.5.2 Mass Transportation: The International Travel Boom -- 12.5.3 Deregulation and Industry Restructuring -- 12.5.4 Globalization and Open-Skies Policies -- 12.6 Flight Attendant Work Design -- 12.6.1 Transborder Work and Being Japanese -- 12.6.2 Business Strategy and Culture Brokers -- 12.6.3 Model Japanese Outside Japan -- 12.6.4 Work Design as a Life Strategy -- 12.7 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 13: Globalization and the Establishment of Manufacturing Bases Overseas: A Case Study of the "J Automobile Company" -- 13.1 Introduction -- 13.2 Overview of the Start-Up Process in Manufacturing Bases Abroad -- 13.3 The Mechanisms of Starting Up Production Lines in Overseas Factories -- 13.3.1 Simultaneous Launch of New Models Around the World -- 13.3.1.1 Common Platforms in Manufacturing Bases -- 13.3.1.2 Centralization of Data and Quality Management -- 13.3.1.3 Local Procurement of Equipment Parts -- 13.4 The Work of Setting Up Manufacturing Bases Abroad -- 13.4.1 Characteristics of the Work
  • 13.4.2 Troubleshooting and System Maintenance in Host Countries -- 13.4.3 Changes in the Work of Setting Up Manufacturing Bases Overseas -- 13.4.4 Differences in Working Styles -- 13.5 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 14: From Politics of Ethnicity to Politics of Cultures: When Kool Far East Group Took Over Shiranai International in Hong Kong -- 14.1 Introduction -- 14.2 The Kaisha Paradigm -- 14.3 The Culture of Politics in Japanese Overseas Companies Is a Politics of Ethnicity -- 14.4 Shiranai International -- 14.5 The Kool Far East Securities -- 14.6 Kool Far East-Shiranai -- 14.7 Development of Retail Brokerage Business -- 14.8 A War of Two Cultures -- 14.9 Blaming the Culture of the Former Shiranai International Employees -- 14.10 Fighting Back Also by Blaming the Culture of the Retail Team -- 14.11 Conclusion: From Ethnicity to Totemism -- References -- Chapter 15: The Corporate Brand: Toward an Anthropology of Branding -- 15.1 Introduction -- 15.2 The Emergence of the Contemporary Brand: Historical Background and Recent Transformations -- 15.3 Branding and the Construction of Meaning: Community and Identity -- 15.4 The Politics of the Brand: Reappropriation, Subversion, and Resistance -- 15.5 Conclusion -- References -- Websites -- Glossary -- Index
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