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The Rice-Paper Ceiling: Breaking through Japanese Corporate Culture Hardcover – September 1, 2000
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From Library Journal
Is there really a "rice-paper ceiling" that keeps Americans out of top management jobs in Japanese companies? Kopp, a principal of Japan Intercultural Consulting in Chicago and a former employee at a Japanese firm, investigates the cultural origins of the ceiling and gives advice on breaking through it. She presents an evenhanded analysis meant not to Japan-bash but to help Americans and Japanese build bridges. In the future, she contends, Americans and Japanese will have to rely more closely on one another to maintain global economic success. Though a bit long-winded and repetitive, this well-written and interesting book offers important advice on how to evaluate a potential Japanese employer and how to succeed on the job. It should be read by anyone seeking a job with a Japanese firm. Recommended for all career collections.
Kris Swank, American Graduate Sch. of International Management, Glendale, Ariz.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
The "rice-paper ceiling" is the invisible obstacle to advancement facing many non-Japanese working in Japanese corporations. This readable and detailed analysis looks at why the rice-paper ceiling exists and offers practical strategies for overcoming it. The goal of The Rice-Paper Ceiling is to give non-Japanese employees the skills and understanding they need to evaluate their situation, understand their Japanese bosses, and develop mutually beneficial working relationships. -- Midwest Book Review