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Pragmatic Strategy : Eastern Wisdom, Global Success.

Author: Ikujiro Nonaka; Zhichang Zhu
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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Presents a unique pragmatic framework for shaping and solving strategic problems in a practical, creative and ethical manner.
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Nonaka, Ikujiro.
Pragmatic Strategy : Eastern Wisdom, Global Success.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ikujiro Nonaka; Zhichang Zhu
ISBN: 9781139421645 1139421646 9781107001848 1107001846 9781139423687 1139423681 9780511736568 0511736568
OCLC Number: 794663484
Notes: Knowledge against ethics?
Description: 1 online resource (542 pages)
Contents: Cover; Pragmatic Strategy; Title; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Tables; Cited classics; Preface; PART I Why pragmatism, why now?; 1 Introduction; STRATEGY IN A CHANGING WORLD; Crisis of shareholder capitalism; Shift of economic power; Ambivalence towards globalisation; Concerns for the environment; A PRAGMATIC TURN; THE JOURNEY AHEAD; Strategy for a better world89; 2 Spirits of pragmatism; A PRACTICAL FACE; Muhammad Yunus: a scholar who changed the world37; A PROCESSUAL FACE; Toyota at its best: process integration61; A CREATIVE FACE; Others researched the market; Kawakami created one93. A HOLISTIC FACEHarmonise Wal-Mart, Dell, McDonald's and win121; AN ETHICAL FACE; Situated ethics: the Mazda turnaround154; A COMMUNAL FACE; The Third Italy: 'collective entrepreneurs'185; SUMMARY; PART II What do pragmatic strategies look like?; 3 Strategies in a pragmatic world; BEYOND TALKING AND WALKING; Reform without a theory? The China experience17; WHAT IS STRATEGY FOR?; STRATEGY: A MULTI-FUNCTION TOOL; Cochlear implants: technology as political game70; THE 6CS OF STRATEGY; Contingent; Consequential; Continuous; Courageous; Collective; Co-creative. Bricolage: a French spirit Confucius would have lovedDeng and Yunus: the bricolage masters; SUMMARY; 4 Strategy as purposeful emergence; MULTI-PATH EMERGENCE; The formation of the Toyota Production System; Who created the China miracle: Deng or the farmers?36; BE WISE, BE PRAGMATIC; Strategy without intent?; Learning from Heidegger; Was Laozi a passive non-doer?; Wall Street, Grameen Bank, Honda, Master Kong Noodles, Mao Zedong and T.E. Lawrence; SUMMARY; PART III What to do, how to do it?; 5 Dealing with wuli-shili-renli; VOICES FROM THE MESSY WORLD; WSR, A CONFUCIAN WORLDVIEW. The Xerox Eureka project: a WSR viewGETTING FUNDAMENTALS RIGHT; Common-sense fundamentals: Northern Rock vs China Merchants Bank; ENVISIONING A VALUED FUTURE; Nintendo the game changer; REALISING COMMON GOODNESS; Lenovo: 'you must know who you are!'174; WSR: A WALKING-STICK; 6 Timely balanced way-making; JUST RIGHT, NOT GOLDEN MEAN; GE and Lego: getting it just right; PRAGMATISM-UPON-TIME; Lenovo: a global company returning to its roots; BALANCING CHANGE-CONTINUITY; Li & Fung: change with continuity; BALANCING EXPANSION-FOCUS; Alibaba and Intel: focused expansion. Mayekawa: expanding ba with a sharp focusToyota recall: the cost of losing balance; 7 Orchestrating WSR, orchestrating the firm; SENSE IT, SEIZE IT, REALISE IT; Sense it; Seize it; Realise it; CONFIGURE FOR THE LONG TERM; The Tao of Alibaba; WSR AND THE FIRM; Edison, a WSR master72; The meaning of Honda; Part IV Think when we learn; 8 Questioning theconventional paradigm; CLOSING THE PRACTICE GAP; Science-based professionalism; Practice-absent recipes; Hollow strategies; The Big Brother racism row43; BRINGING ETHICS BACK; Strategy without a head on it; What is business for?

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