Organizational Culture and Emergency Response Actions: How Japanese Companies Behave?

Asako Takada, Eri Yokota


Are Japanese companies insensitive for the crisis? From our survey, it is clear that the strong top down style management is not supported but bottom up style of management is supported. Also, in connection with the organization culture, it can be surmised that companies with a cheerful family-type culture are better able to effect a coordinated response to an emergency. In this type of culture, information tends to be passed on freely, and rather than having employees carry out response actions based on orders and directives conscious of the intentions of the top management.
Keyword: crisis management, organizational culture, top down management, communication

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Contemporary Management Research / CMR / ISSN 1813-5498