An analysis of a firm's capacity in Mazda's Keiretsu

T. Ito, R. Takida, S. Matsuno, R. Mehta, Y. Ishida, M. Sakamoto

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Capacity is defined as the power resulting from the specific position of a company in a network organization. This article extends the theory of network organizations to examine Mazda's Yokokai Keiretsu, and proposes a new approach to calculating a firm's capacity in a network. Capacity is divided into two categories, take-in capacity and take-out capacity, and the gap between them is called the capacity difference. We analyze the impact of capacity difference as a determinant of corporate performance in network organizations, thus providing a new perspective for successful corporate management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)248-252
Number of pages5
JournalArtificial Life and Robotics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Artificial Intelligence


  • Capacity
  • Capacity difference
  • Corporate performance
  • Keiretsu


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