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Book in Thai I wrote about what it is like to work for Japanese companies in Thailand
Tim Keeley
Nov 14, 2010 11:59 PM

In late 2009 Chulalongkorn Press published a book I wrote in Thai entitled (Culture and Human Resource Management in Japanese Firms: Working for Japanese Companies in Thailand).

The link to the book is:

Here is a brief summary of what the book covers:

1) The important role of culture in HRM

2) Japanese culture, management and organizational behavior

3) Communication and decision making in Japanese companies

4) Characteristics of the development of Japanese MNCs and FDI

5) Centralism of decision making, control systems (output-oriented vs. cultural-oriented), subsidiary autonomy

6) Staffing patterns at Japanese subsidiaries

7) Results of my study on showing the degree of participation in decision making of local managers in Japanese overseas subsidiaries

8) Comparison and contrast of Japanese and Thai values, assumptions, beliefs and expectations (VABE) using the results of a study I did in Thailand

9) How Japanese and Thai managers view each other

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