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Provide summary of the article. Please see the attachment. "Rewards and organizational performance in Japan and the United States: A Comparison? (Allen, White, Takeda & Helms, 2004).

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This is a qualitative exploratory study, rewards and organizational performance in Japan and the United States: A Comparison?(Allen, White, Takeda & Helms, 2004).

The purpose of the study was exploratory. It explored the similarities and differences in rewards practices between the United States and Japan as they related to employee performance.

This study was informed by a previous study, which investigated the degree to which a variety of reward practices can best be used to achieve organizational performance goals in American companies. It found that the use of employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), individual-based performance plans, regular expressions of appreciation by managers to their employees and customer satisfaction monitoring were significantly correlated with higher levels of organizational performance. With the growth of international business, the authors expanded the exploration of reward practices to other cultures. Since Japan has long been an important international business player (Allen, et al., 2004), the author's research question implied was: Do these same reward practices work in Japan?

The authors surveyed a sample of 101 employees and managers working in Japanese companies in Tokyo. As a starting point for comparison, the same survey used by the Allen and Helms was approached - from a study on reward practices in the United States - which was adapted for use in Japan. As with the original American sample, the majority of the participants were graduate students enrolled in an evening MBA program. The subjects represented a broad cross section of working adults. For inclusion in the final study, it was determined a respondent needed six months of ...

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This solution provides an article summary for the article titled: "Rewards and organizational performance in Japan and the United States: A Comparison? (Allen, White, Takeda & Helms, 2004). It is a national cultural article.

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