William Ouichi

Theory Z of Supplier Relationships The Mpower Group (TMG) is holding a workshop entitled “Theory Z of Supplier Relationship Management: The Final Answer?” on Tuesday, May 8th in Las Vegas, NV. This workshop is being presented as part of the Institute of Supply Management’s (ISM) 92nd Annual International Supply Management Conference & Educational Exhibit from May 6-9. Many years ago Professor William Ouichi of the University of California challenged organizations’ faulty assumptions about management and the workforce, leading to sub-optimal productivity. He revolutionized organizational theory by proposing Theory Z, which held that workers were motivated by long-term employment, collective decision making, individual responsibility,

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