Theory Z Definition
Theory Z expounds a management style blending Japanese and US organisational values. Developed by William Ouchi, it emphasises a strong company philosophy, a distinct corporate culture, long-range development and employment, consensual decision-making, and moderately specialised career paths (Adeniyi, 2007; Daft, 2004).
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- Adeniyi, M.A. (2007) Effective Leadership Management: An Integration of Styles, Skills, & Character for Today's CEOs. AuthorHouse, Bloomington, Indiana, US.
- Daft, R.L. (2004) Theory Z: Opening the Corporate Door for Participative Management. Academy of Management Executive, Vol. 18(4), pp. 117-21.
- Halibozek, E.P. and Kovacich, G.L. (2005) Mergers and Acquisitions Security. Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, UK.
- Hollwitz, J. and Matthiesen, E. (1981) Improved Communication: Improved Productivity. Proceedings, Southwest American Business Communications Association, Houston.
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