UK: AH, SO - NEW OXFORD DICTIONARY OF THE BUSINESS WORLD.

UK: AH, SO - NEW OXFORD DICTIONARY OF THE BUSINESS WORLD. - Considering the British fascination with all things Japanese, there are some extraordinary omissions from the new Oxford Dictionary of the Business World. Keiretsu, the uniquely Japanese form of

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Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

Considering the British fascination with all things Japanese, there are some extraordinary omissions from the new Oxford Dictionary of the Business World. Keiretsu, the uniquely Japanese form of industrial organisation; kanban, a key tool in just-in-time production processes; and kaizen, continuous improvement; all are conspicuously absent from the 'essential reference for anyone in business'. Equally remarkable, is what is considered worthy of an entry: kung fu (useful in the boardroom?); kopje, a small South African hillock (pass). The authors should be careful about blowing their own krummhorn (a medieval wind instrument).

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