Examines the three factors critical to this company considerable success in the high-tech sector. The first factor is the founder, Dr. Inamori powerful leadership. The second is the strong corporate culture and philosophy of the company. The third element in the success of the company Kyocera management systems, ie the “amoeba” system of profit centers. This system is tied together with an interactive level emphasizes the meetings and the strong philosophy of the company, both creativity and w … Read more »

Examines the three factors critical to this company considerable success in the high-tech sector. The first factor is the founder, Dr. Inamori powerful leadership. The second is the strong corporate culture and philosophy of the company. The third element in the success of the company Kyocera management systems, ie the “amoeba” system of profit centers. This system is tied together with an interactive level emphasizes the meetings and the strong philosophy of the company, both creativity and work towards a higher goal for the good of the company. This philosophy of a higher common goal prevents infighting between profit centers and preserves a unity of purpose, while encouraging a high degree of individual autonomy and creativity through the management system. This system, in conjunction with the philosophy also promotes several levels of leadership and initiative in the company. Dr. Inamori’s leadership communicated this philosophy to the employee.
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John P. Kotter
Nancy Rothbard
Source: Harvard Business School
12 pages.
Release Date: 15, March 1991. Prod #: 491078-PDF-ENG
Kyocera Corp. HBR case solution

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