Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Kiminori Isaka; Yurie Makihara; Samuel Pereda , pp. 106. ING/School of Engineering, 2010.

The work

Författare / Author: Kiminori Isaka, Yurie Makihara, Samuel Pereda
Titel / Title: Barriers and Assets for Sustainability in Japanese Organizations
Abstrakt Abstract:

In order for Japanese companies to move strategically towards sustainability, it is necessary to identify and understand the national and organizational factors that can hinder or facilitate this organizational shift.
Literature reviews, workshops with a Japanese company, questionnaires, and interviews were conducted in order to identify these factors. The results showed that there are many common sustainability barriers between Japan and ‘western’ countries. In addition, there are some Distinctive Cultural Characteristics (DCCs) specific to Japan that have a significant impact on the success of an organization that wants to move towards sustainability.
According to the findings, suggestions for sustainability practitioners are provided, which involve understanding the barriers and taking advantage of the DCCs in order to help the Japanese companies to move towards sustainability more effectively.

Ämnesord / Subject: Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Strategic Planning
Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Business
Nyckelord / Keywords: Sustainability, Strategic Sustainable Development, change agent, barriers to change, Japanese organizations, cultural characteristics.

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 06/16/2010
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Magisterarbete/Master's Thesis (60 credits)


Handledare / Supervisor: Tamara Connell
Examinator / Examiner: Sophie Hallstedt
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: ING/School of Engineering

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