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By Yukiyasu Togo, William Wartman

The Chairman of Toyota Motor revenues united states of america, Inc. provides the awesome heritage of the best, so much ecocnomic motor vehicle maker on the earth and its progressive ""just-in-time"" construction method, followed via 16 pages of photos.

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They hardly qualify for the paint-by-number prescriptions that business people seem to expect. Business models themselves do not offer solutions; rather, how each business is run determines its success. So the success of ecommerce businesses will hinge largely on the art of management THE E-DIMENSION OF ORGANIZATIONAL MODELS 41 even as it is enabled by the science of technology. ’’11 KEY LEARNING POINTS » Major shift from bureaucracy to ‘‘infocracy’’ in last 50 years. » Shift from organizational models to business models.

Cultural clusters of organizational models Geert Hofstede, world-renowned expert on various differences among national cultures related to organizations and management, surveyed 100,000 employees of multinationals in more than 50 countries between 1967 and 1978 about their work-related values and organizational perceptions. He derived four value dimensions from these data:8 » power distance refers to the acceptable range of inequality in power between supervisors and subordinates; » uncertainty avoidance indicates the level of acceptance or avoidance of risk and ambiguity; » individualism–collectivism describes the degree to which the social framework is loosely (individualism) or tightly (collectivism) structured; and » masculinity–femininity refers to gender-role patterns learned in each culture.

5 Decentralization and democratic decision-making, and authority based on expertise rather than hierarchical position, were seen as the hallmarks of the emerging ‘‘autocratic’’ organizational model as stable industry environments were increasingly plowed under by the accelerating churn of technological change. THE EVOLUTION OF ORGANIZATIONAL MODELS 21 The third major phase of the past century began in the 1960s and continued through the mid 1970s. Developments in the natural sciences and systems theory influenced organizational theorists and changed forever the view of organizations as closed systems.

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