Invisible Mutuality between Structural Inertia and Learning Disability

-          A Case Study of the West Japan Railway Accident 4.25   -



Shigeo ATSUJI*1                 Nguyen Ngoc Thang*2                                   Kazunori UEDA*3





   This article examines a case study of the JR (Japan Railway) west accident, which was the worst railway accident in Japanese history. The purpose of this research is to prevent similar accidents by focusing on organizational ‘learning disabilities’ (Garvin, 2000). We review firstly a summary of the JR accident. Secondly we review the irrational behavior of diver involved, which originated in the system of re-education of the JR West Company as ‘Nikkin Kyoiku’. Thirdly, we examine the interference with organizational learning bounded by ‘Structural inertia’, and finally, we review the ‘organizational disaster’ in relation to the ‘learning disability’. This research is concerned with compliance and corporate with compliance or corporate governance.


   Key words: organizational disaster, learning disabilities, structural inertia, compliance, governance.

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