Economics at your fingertips  

The Application of Organizational Learning Theory to Japanese and American Management

Jeremiah J Sullivan and Ikujiro Nonaka
Additional contact information
Jeremiah J Sullivan: University of Washington
Ikujiro Nonaka: Hitosubashi University

Journal of International Business Studies, 1986, vol. 17, issue 3, 127-147

Abstract: Karl Weick, in The Social Psychology of Organizing, theorized in effect that organizational learning must be governed by a theory of action. Such a theory can be described in terms of variety amplification by senior managers and variety reduction by junior managers. In a study of senior American and Japanese executives, the Japanese showed a stronger commitment to this theory of action than the American did. Implications for strategy setting behavior in both cultures are discussed.© 1986 JIBS. Journal of International Business Studies (1986) 17, 127–147

Date: 1986
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (7) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) Link to full text PDF (application/pdf) Link to full text HTML (text/html)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.springer. ... nt/journal/41267/PS2

Access Statistics for this article

Journal of International Business Studies is currently edited by John Cantwell

More articles in Journal of International Business Studies from Palgrave Macmillan, Academy of International Business
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla ().

Page updated 2019-06-04
Handle: RePEc:pal:jintbs:v:17:y:1986:i:3:p:127-147