A Comparative Study of Inter-firm Transactional Relationship between Kyohokai and Yokokai
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Although two major Japanese manufacturers, Toyota and Mazda, compete in the automotive market, their corporate performance, respectively, is different because the internal resources and the way they coordinate interrelationships among their network partners is known to be divergent. Both these two companies have their own collaborating organizations, Kyohokai for Toyota and Yokokai for Mazda. Kyohokai, in contrast to Yokokai, is a central-oriented organization with strong interactive cooperation among network partners. Consistent with the stream of research on the coordination of internal resources and external inter-firm relationships, the purpose of this research is to identify and contrast the best practices of Toyota to Mazda using a comparative approach. This paper reviews relevant lliterature on network organizations to focus on the differences between Kyohokai and Yokokai. Specifically, it makes a contribution by proposing a new perspective to identify the determinants of corporate performance and clarify the difference among the external inter-firm’s relationships between Kyohokai and Yokokai, thus ascertaining the rational structure of network organizations.
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TY - JOUR AU - Takao Ito AU - Makoto Sakamoto AU - Satoshi Ikeda AU - Rajiv Mehta AU - Yasuo Uchida PY - 2014 DA - 2014/12/15 TI - A Comparative Study of Inter-firm Transactional Relationship between Kyohokai and Yokokai JO - Journal of Robotics, Networking and Artificial Life SP - 179 EP - 183 VL - 1 IS - 3 SN - 2352-6386 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/jrnal.2014.1.3.2 DO - 10.2991/jrnal.2014.1.3.2 ID - Ito2014 ER -