The Z Organization - The Z Organization: Summary William G....

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The Z Organization: Summary William G. Ouchi OT: Pages 424-435 Intro o Type Z companies tend to have long term employment: often for a lifetime o Similar to Japanese firms and ways of business o Lots of learning by doing not initially stated that one will be in the company forever o Career paths described as “wandering around” Creates more company specific skills that therefore emphasize the importance of staying within one company since skills are not necessarily marketable to other companies Digital watch industry: A matter of company style o Company A and Company Z analyze the market Company A Performed careful analysis of potential market. They looked at number of watches that could be sold at various prices, cost of manufacturing, potential profits Company A already a supplier of the central electronic component Company A had no experience in selling conumser goods but felt they could develop the skills. They went out and bought a company that manufactured wrist bands, another than did watch cases… Within 18 months held major share of digital watch business Company Z Also recognized opportunities in digital watch
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