Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Corporate culture and organizational efficiency in the competitive international market
by Okada, Takaaki, D.B.A., University of Phoenix, 2012, 226; 3571484
Abstract (Summary)

The research study involved an investigation into the relationship between corporate culture and organizational efficiency in the Japanese securities industry as it adapts to survive in the competitive international market. Using the materialist conception of history, a case study approach was used to examine the roots of Nikko’s corporate culture as it developed prior to the introduction of the modern management system. Working in compliance with a licensing system that served to preserve the status quo, Nikko officials experienced industry scandals, which encouraged Japanese securities executives to introduce American modern management systems. The purpose of the mixed method study was to understand the qualitative and quantitative changes in the management operations of Nikko Cordial affected by the corporate culture before and after the change in management. Insights into Nikko’s situation were gained from analyzing the records of Nikko Cordial with those of the Nomura and Daiwa securities companies.

Using a system of dialectics, organizational inefficiency and low profitability were discovered as triggers for the corporate scandals, despite the introduction of the modern management system. Based upon the analysis of Nikko’s case, an inductive conclusion was drawn that organizational efficiency and profitability were considered important factors to sustain a successful business model in the financial business field. The inevitability of regulation as one of the five cost factors necessary to enhance profitability for financial businesses was confirmed by the dialectical approach. The corporate culture is a key catalyst to reduce the costs involved in organizational efficiency and integrity.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Turner, Norma J.
Commitee: Hall, Carol R., LePelley, Doug
School: University of Phoenix
Department: Business Administration
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 74/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Management, Banking
Keywords: Corporate culture, International markets, Japan, Organizational efficiency, Securities industry
Publication Number: 3571484
ISBN: 9781303230837