Hirotaka Takeuchi, Emi Osono, Norihiko Shimizu, Harvard Business Review – The Contradictions That Drive Toyota’s Success (Harvard Business Review)


The Toyota Production System may be one of the world’s most-vaunted management approaches, but it isn’t the only reason for the company’s success. A new study reveals that Toyota’s culture of contradictions generates innovative ideas and allows the company to pull ahead of competitors – sometimes incrementally, sometimes radically.

This article was first published in the June 2008 issue of Harvard Business Review.

Author: Hirotaka Takeuchi, Emi Osono, Norihiko Shimizu, Harvard Business Review
Narrator: Todd Mundt
Duration: 34 minutes
Released: 8 Oct 2006
Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing
Language: English

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