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Dynamism among the Japanese small and medium manufacturing enterprises and its implications for development of manufacturing SMEs in Kenya

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dc.creator Oluoch, Nathaniel Agola
dc.date 2011-08-16T14:43:48Z
dc.date 2011-08-16T14:43:48Z
dc.date 1997
dc.date 2013-01-04T16:33:59Z
dc.date 2013-01-04T16:33:59Z
dc.date 04-01-13
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-25T12:55:15Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-25T12:55:15Z
dc.identifier Oluoch, Nathaniel Agola (1997), Dynamism among the Japanese small and medium manufacturing enterprises and its implications for development of manufacturing SMEs in Kenya, Working paper no. 517, Nairobi: Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi
dc.identifier http://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/1095
dc.identifier 322567
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/11295/7531
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11295/7531
dc.description This paper tries to provide an analytical explanation to the dynamic performance of the Japanese Small and Medium Industries from a technology management and organizational perspective. First, the transformation stages of these businesses is discussed to give a better understanding to the issue of dynamism amongst these industries. The approach of these businesses to technology upgrading and eventual innovation stage is then analysed. The Japanese system of small inceremental improvements on technology known in Japanese as kaizen in combination with a system of business conversion method practiced by these businesses is examined. The organizational structure and characteristics of these businesses is also assessed since it is inseparable from the technology management method of these businesses. Enterprise netivorking, the most outstanding aspect of the organizational trait of these businesses is analysed as to how it facilitates technology upgrading and innovation. It is from the analysis of this combination of technology management practice and the organizational form of the Japanese manufacturing SMEs that lessons aimed at the development of manufacturing SMEs in Kenya is finally drawn in the last section of this paper.
dc.language en
dc.publisher Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi
dc.relation Working papers;517
dc.rights http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
dc.rights Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi
dc.subject Industrial Development
dc.subject Trade
dc.title Dynamism among the Japanese small and medium manufacturing enterprises and its implications for development of manufacturing SMEs in Kenya
dc.type Series paper (non-IDS)


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