Comparing Human Resources in U.S. and Japan

Comparing Human Resources in U.S. and Japan

Using the assigned readings in the text from:

  • Reading 2: Transparency: How Leaders Create a Culture of Candor, Warren Bennis, Daniel Goleman, and James O’Toole, summarized by Patrick Heraty 111
  • Reading 1: The Enthusiastic Employee, David Sirota, Louis A. Mischkind, and Michael Irwin Meltzer, summarized by Shelley Ovrom 119
  • Reading 2: Psychological Capital, Fred Luthans, Carolyn M. Youssef, and Bruce J. Avolio, summarized by Cathy A. Hanson 124
  • Reading 3: Why Pride Matters More Than Money, Jon R. Katzenbach, summarized by AnneMarie Kaul
  • Reading 1: Beyond Teams, Michael M. Beyerlein, Sue Freedman, Craig McGee, and Linda Moran, summarized by David L. Beal 157

Using the Hofstede Cultural Dimensions web site :

From Helpful Resources

Using from other sources from:

Grant, Michael M. (2006). Six Sigma for people? The heart of performance management. HR.

Human Resource Planning, 29(1), 10-11.

McCauley, Cindy and Wakefield, Michael (Winter 2006). Talent management in the 21st

Century: Help your company find, develop and keep its strongest workers. The Journal

for Quality and Participation, 29(4), 4-7; 39.

Tung, Rosalie L. (Fall, 1984). Human resource planning in Japanese multinationals: A model

for US firms? Journal of International Business Studies, 15(000002), 139-149.

Prepare a 3 to 5 page critical essay that addresses the following topic:

How is the Human Resource function in the United States similar to and different from those practiced in one or more of the countries in Europe, or South America, or Africa, or Asia?

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Japan is one of the major growing economies in the world. Many countries have tried to emulate its management practices and policies due to its homogenous culture but with little degrees of success. The Japanese society is made up of a strong sense of community and group where their………………………


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