Hardaker, Glenn and Ahmed, Pervaiz K. (1995) International approaches to computer-integrated manufacturing perspectives from Europe and Japan. European Business Review, 95 (2). pp. 28-39. ISSN 0955534X

Highlights similarities, as well as differences, between European and Japanese approaches to implementing computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM), and is based on research which uses the 7S model, developed by McKinsey & Co., as an underlying framework. Considers a number of pertinent factors which were employed to define a sample frame: first, to judge the influence of CIM on world-class manufacturing organizations, researches manufacturing companies in key developed countries with an established manufacturing base; second, emphasizes the impact of CIM on profit-seeking businesses; third, as the survey assessed the integration of leading-edge technology, the sample of manufacturing organizations comprised technology-driven companies.

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