Asia Pacific Journal of Management

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 169–179 | Cite as

Personal value systems of Japanese trainees and managers in a changing competitive system

  • Roy J. Adams
  • Richard B. Peterson
  • Hermann F. Schwind


A study of personal values held by Japanese and foreign students, trainees and managers showed recent Japanese trainees slightly more conservative than their 1979 cohorts. Foreign students and foreign managers held more pro-American work values than either Japanese managers or trainees. Finally, for the Japanese respondents, there was some evidence of specific shifts away from the Japanese employment system in the areas of thenenko compensation and promotion systems in their organisations.


Japanese Manager Foreign Student Promotion System Competitive System Employment System 
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  • Roy J. Adams
  • Richard B. Peterson
  • Hermann F. Schwind

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