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dc.contributor.authorGapp, Roden_US
dc.contributor.authorFisher, Ronen_US
dc.contributor.authorKobayashi, Kaoruen_US
dc.contributor.editorDr John Petersen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:08:52Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:08:52Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2011-07-04T06:46:58Z
dc.identifier.issn00251747en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/00251740810865067en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/22353
dc.description.abstractPurpose This paper builds on previous research on the application and understanding of the 5S concept (5S). In order to gain greater understanding of 5S this research identifies and presents the key concepts from a Japanese management perspective and links these to aspects of Japanese management approaches. Design/Methodology Data was collected from organisational websites of Japanese companies that use 5S as a core management approach. This material was examined via the use of Computer-aided lexical analysis (Leximancer) which provides an insight into the nature 5S within a Japanese (original) context. Findings The research provided several findings that indicate key concepts behind the Japanese approach to 5S management. These finding demonstrate both the technical (visible) and philosophical (invisible) approaches required for each of the 5S components and are discussed in a managerial rather than cultural framework. Practical implications The findings are important both practically and theoretically as they provide insight into the meaning and logic that is applied to the application of the 5S management approach within its original environmental context. Originality/value The originality and value of the paper is derived from the holistic understanding of the application of 5S and its use as a problem solving intervention at the system or process level, which is a necessary initiating point within lean management philosophies.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherEmeralden_US
dc.publisher.placeBingley, West Yorkshire, UKen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom565en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto579en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalManagement Decisionen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume46en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode350210en_US
dc.titleImplementing 5S within a Japanese context: An integrated management systemen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2008
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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