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Japan's Software Factories: A Challenge to U.S. Management

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Though Japan has successfully competed with U.S. companies in the manufacturing and marketing of computer hardware, it has been less successful in developing computer programs. This book contains the first detailed analysis of how Japanese firms have tried to redress this imbalance by applying their skills in engineering and production management to software development. Cusumano focuses on the creation of "software factories" in which large numbers of people are engaged in developing software in cooperative ways--i.e. individual programs are not developed in isolation but rather utilize portions of other programs already developed whenever possible, and then yield usable portions for other programs being written. Devoting chapters to working methods at System Developing Corp., Hitachi, Toshiba, NEC, and Fujitsu, and including a comparison of Japanese and U.S. software factories, Cusumano's book will be important reading for all people involved in software and computer technology, as well as those interested in Japanese business and corporate culture.

Product Specifications

Author
Michael A. Cusumano
Binding
Hardcover
Brand
Michael A Cusumano
EAN
9780195062168
EANList
  • 9780195062168
Edition
1
Feature
Japan s Software Factories A Challenge to U S Management
ISBN
0195062167
ItemDimensions
  • 956 hundredths-inches
  • 650 hundredths-inches
  • 202 hundredths-pounds
  • 159 hundredths-inches
Label
Oxford University Press
Languages
  • English, Published English, Original Language English, Unknown
Manufacturer
Oxford University Press
MPN
line drawings, tables
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
528
PackageDimensions
  • 158 hundredths-inches
  • 957 hundredths-inches
  • 212 hundredths-pounds
  • 646 hundredths-inches
PackageQuantity
1
PartNumber
line drawings, tables
ProductGroup
Book
ProductTypeName
ABIS_BOOK
PublicationDate
1991-03-07
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Studio
Oxford University Press
Title
Japan's Software Factories: A Challenge to U.S. Management
isbn-13-20
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