Japan vs Silicon Valley: Quality-Cost Trade-Off Philosophies
While Japanese manufacturing philosophies are said to be based on “quality is free” notions, it is commonly accepted that U.S. manufacturing centers on a “quality is costly” belief. This paper provides empirical data that test this conceptual division, seeking evidence about the quality tradeoff philosophies of U.S. and Japanese electronics manufacturing managers.© 1990 JIBS. Journal of International Business Studies (1990) 21, 289–300
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Volume (Year): 21 (1990)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
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