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Authors: Robin Cooper
Published by: Harvard Business Publishing
Originally published in: 1994
Version: 25 August 1994
Length: 12 pages
Data source: Field research

Abstract

Describes Kyocera's unusual approach to profit centers. The firm's basic units of operation are profit centers called 'amoebas', which are sales or manufacturing units with full responsibility for their planning, decision making, and administration. Amoebas are expected to find ways to improve production and lower costs, reflecting the belief of Kyocera's founder that profits are generated during the manufacturing process.
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Other setting(s):
1990-1993

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Abstract

Describes Kyocera's unusual approach to profit centers. The firm's basic units of operation are profit centers called 'amoebas', which are sales or manufacturing units with full responsibility for their planning, decision making, and administration. Amoebas are expected to find ways to improve production and lower costs, reflecting the belief of Kyocera's founder that profits are generated during the manufacturing process.

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Location:
Other setting(s):
1990-1993

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