Corporate Philosophy and Social Values

Course Objectives

In this course students will learn about various values created by corporations.
Besides visible, economic values, students will also discover invisible social values.
Throughout the course, students will gain a deeper understanding of the corporate actions necessary to create social values and the philosophies and visions managers and employees should follow.

While keeping in mind the perspectives of various stakeholders including shareholders, customers, employees and the community, students will study the roles and responsibilities corporations have toward society, and how these are related to their management philosophy and strategy.

Using 1 to 2 cases for each class, students will discuss ways of realizing and creating social values within a company.

Students will consider their own personal opinions of what constitutes social values and how to realize these while learning from examples in case studies and through research while writing the report.

Who is the course designed for?

This course is intended for those wanting to become managers as well as those wanting to reflect on and actualize their company's raison d’être and the meaning of their own position within the company.
As a prerequisite, students attending this course should already possess basic knowledge and skills in management related fields.

This course is intended for those wanting to become managers as well as those wanting to reflect on and actualize their company's raison d’être and the meaning of their own position within the company.
As a prerequisite, students attending this course should already possess basic knowledge and skills in management related fields.

Course Details

Programs: Full-time MBA, Part-time MBA
Discipline: Special Courses
Course Level: Specialized Courses
Required/Elective Course: Elective Course
Number of Credits: 1.5
Report: Day 4
Hours Per Class: 3 hours
Class Capacity: 35 (Part-time MBA)

Recommended Preliminary Courses

- Critical Thinking
- Human Resource Management
- Organizational Behavior and Leadership
- MarketingⅠ
- Strategy
- AccountingⅠ
- Finance I

Theme/Case (*The themes and cases shown below are subject to change)

Day 1
Session A
THEME Social Values of a Corporation
CASE ・Nestle: Agricultural Material Sourcing Within the Concept of Creating Shared Value (CSV)
Session B
THEME Social Values of a Corporation (Continued)
CASE ・ Merck & Co., Inc. (A) (B) (C) (D)
 
Day 2
Session A
THEME Social Values through long-term existence
CASE ・OKAYA & CO., LTD. - A Perennial Business
Session B
THEME Social Values through Innovation and Scale
CASE ・Toyota Motor Corporation: Launching Prius
・Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy
・The Secret Tesla Motors Master Plan (just between you and me)
 
Day 3
Session A
THEME Risk of Damaging Social Values
CASE ・ Sears Auto Centers (A)
Session B
THEME Risk of Damaging Social Values (Continued)
CASE ・ Sears Auto Centers (B) (C) 
 
Day 4
Session A
THEME Field Study and Presentation on Social Values
CASE N/A
Session B
THEME N/A
CASE N/A
 
Day 5
Session A
THEME Social values and corporate philosophy
CASE ・IKK’s Management Philosophy(A)(B)
Session B
THEME Social Values and Corporate Philosophy (Continued)
CASE ・ Transformation of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. 2005 (A) (B) (C)
 
Day 6
Session A
THEME Business Model for Creating Social Values
CASE ・ Honey Care Africa (A)
・ Honey Care Africa (B)
Session B
THEME Business Model for Creating Social Values (Continued)
CASE Honey Care Africa ©

 

Faculty

Gil Chavez
Critical and Analytical Skills, Management Philosophy, Marketing and Strategy
The ability to assess a given situation, to quickly sift through data to indentify key factors, is essential in any profession. In business, it is the foundation of management and leadership.
Masahiko Kon
Accounting and Finance, Management Philosophy
"One of the reasons for joining GLOBIS came from my personal challenging experience. When I started working at GE headquarters in the US, I had already obtained my CPA. I went in there excitedly and prepared a financial report, but the management who knew the operations of the company bluntly told me 'this is useless'. No matter how many accounting tools and numbers you organize, I felt there was no value if the people could not understand. I particularly felt that accounting needed to be useful for management. Since then, I recognized that, after all, people use the accounting tools, and true financial strategy cannot be implemented if the people were not ready to utilize it. One of the distinctive benefits of learning at GLOBIS is to be taught by faculty members who have literally survived and developed from countless battles in the international business arena. I want to educate people who will not limit their possibilities and who will excel globally."
Tomoya Nakamura
Global/Asia/Japan, Management Philosophy, Marketing and Strategy, Specialization
"Welcome to GLOBIS! I am not sure which class you will be studying with me, but I hope to make your learning as stimulating as possible. There are many unique things in Japan and Asia. I hope to introduce them to you and to connect them with management knowledge. Let's explore the dynamism and influence that management can have to our society. I believe that you will be thrilled to see your vision expand."

Faculty

Gil Chavez
Gil Chavez
Critical and Analytical Skills, Management Philosophy, Marketing and Strategy
The ability to assess a given situation, to quickly sift through data to indentify key factors, is essential in any profession. In business, it is the foundation of management and leadership.
Masahiko Kon
Masahiko Kon
Accounting and Finance, Management Philosophy
"One of the reasons for joining GLOBIS came from my personal challenging experience. When I started working at GE headquarters in the US, I had already obtained my CPA. I went in there excitedly and prepared a financial report, but the management who knew the operations of the company bluntly told me 'this is useless'. No matter how many accounting tools and numbers you organize, I felt there was no value if the people could not understand. I particularly felt that accounting needed to be useful for management. Since then, I recognized that, after all, people use the accounting tools, and true financial strategy cannot be implemented if the people were not ready to utilize it. One of the distinctive benefits of learning at GLOBIS is to be taught by faculty members who have literally survived and developed from countless battles in the international business arena. I want to educate people who will not limit their possibilities and who will excel globally."
Tomoya Nakamura
Tomoya Nakamura
Global/Asia/Japan, Management Philosophy, Marketing and Strategy, Specialization
"Welcome to GLOBIS! I am not sure which class you will be studying with me, but I hope to make your learning as stimulating as possible. There are many unique things in Japan and Asia. I hope to introduce them to you and to connect them with management knowledge. Let's explore the dynamism and influence that management can have to our society. I believe that you will be thrilled to see your vision expand."