Transformational CEOs

Transformational CEOs

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'It is hard to imagine a more enticing topic: why some Japanese firms succeeded in the 1990s despite an economy that failed. the answers are both common sense - operational effectiveness and CEO leadership - and Japan specific - break with traditions. the lessons about leadership, in particular, have wider relevance for leaders, managers, consultants and academics.' - Andrew Campbell, Ashridge Strategic Management Centre, UK Transformational CEOs questions why some Japanese firms succeeded in the 1990s despite an economy that failed - regardless of the burst of the 'bubble' economy, a number of Japanese companies have maintained or extended their international leadership in particular sectors. the authors argue that whilst some of the reasons for successes are plain common sense - operational effectiveness and superior CEO leadership - some are Japan-specific and point to a break with traditional leadership rationale.Table 4.2 Nissan: plan for new models after 2002 Europe Japan US Primera LCV Moco Elgrand Z-Car Cube Sedan Coupe Z-Car Murano FX45 Maxima G35 Coupe M45 Source: Based on Nissana#39;s FY 2001 financial results preview: Nissan Revival Plan ... We Japanese tend to think foolhardily that once a decision is taken we have to exhaust all means to achieve it . ... corporate center play the vital role in taking care of business performance, was clearly observed in our sample firms.

Title:Transformational CEOs
Author:Kimio Kase, Francisco J. Sáez-Martinez, Hernán Riquelme
Publisher:Edward Elgar Publishing - 2005


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