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Culture and the Toyota Production System Archetype: a preliminary assessment
Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0378-2995
Brock University, Ontario, Canada.
2009 (English)In: Från barkbröd till ciabatta: kreativitet och kontroll inom ekonomistyrning : en generationsväxlingsbok tillägnad Lars-Göran Aidemark, Göran Andersson, Torbjörn Bredenlöw och Tomas Prenkert / [ed] Karin Jonnergård and Rolf Larsson, Växjö: Växjö University Press , 2009Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter examines how traditional understandings of organizational cultural factors map into our understanding of the Toyota Production System.

Since the 1980s the business literature has used a number of concepts to understand organizational culture. The bulk of these concepts can be seen to fit into a general rubic comprising three elements: values/assumptions; behavioural norms; rites and rituals. We use this system of categories to review the Toyota Production System Archetype (TPS Archetype) with a general aim of assessing the degree to which the TPS Archetype participates in the broad spectrum of cultural elements comprehended by the 3-element rubric.

Studies by Ahrens (1996); Bhiami (2003) and Dahlgaard & Dahlgaard-Park (2006) shows that when new tools and management control systems are introduced, they need to be adopted to the existing corporate culture and management practice in order to become successful, and this is a general understanding that is widely shared. Our examination addresses the extent to which the TPS Archetype impounds both awareness of the relation between tools and culture as well as the cultural scope of the TPS Archetype tools.

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Växjö: Växjö University Press , 2009.
Keyword [en]
Organizational culture, TPS, Production system
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Economics and Business
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Economy, Ekonomistyrning
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-6516ISBN: 978-91-7636-667-7 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vxu-6516DiVA: diva2:284013
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Examination of organizational cultural factors related to advanced cost management.
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