Japanese Management: New Systems, Lasting Values

Course Objectives

The purpose of this course is to analyze the mechanisms of Japanese management, understand the effects of environmental changes, and consider how Japanese management should evolve in the future. Students will learn to look at management from historical and cultural perspectives.
Intended Students

This course is targeted toward students who want to take a serious look at the core challenges that Japanese management faces as well as the possibilities of Japanese management, and those who want to study the effects of history, culture, and institutions on management. It is assumed that students understand the basic framework of management.

Course Details

Programs: Full-time MBA, Part-time MBA
Discipline: Global/Asia/Japan
Course Level: Specialized Course
Required/Elective Course: Elective Course
Number of Credits: 1.5
Report: Day4
Hours Per Class: 3 hours
Class Capacity: 35

Recommended Preliminary Courses

-Critical Thinking
-Human Resource Management
-Organizational Behavior and Leadership
-Strategy

Click here to see a list of Preliminary Recommended Courses

Theme/Reading Materials

Day1
Session A
THEME An Overall View of Japanese Management and the Consideration of Management as a Complete System
CASE ・Sharp Corporation: Technology Strategy
Session B
THEME An Overall View of Japanese Management and the Consideration of Management as a Complete System (Continued)
CASE ・ BE SHARP! SHARP'S INNOVATION IN THE LCD INDUSTRY
 
Day2
Session A
THEME The Characteristics, Strengths, and Challenges of Japanese Management
CASE ・Knowledge Management Practices at Toyota Motors
Session B
THEME The Characteristics, Strengths, and Challenges of Japanese Management (Continued)
CASE ・ INA FOOD INDUSTRY: A NEW MANAGEMENT PHILOSOPHY FOR JAPANESE BUSINESSES 
 
Day3
Session A
THEME Human Resource Management in Japanese Management
CASE ・ ORIX KK: Incentives in Japan
Session B
THEME The Strengths and Weaknesses of Japanese Companies
CASE ・ National Innovation Systems and Comparative Industry Evolution
 
Day4
Session A
THEME Future Changes in the Environment and the Challenges of Japanese Companies
CASE ・Nippon Steel Corporation
Session B
THEME Future Changes in the Environment and the Challenges of Japanese Companies (Continued)
CASE N/A
 
Day5
Session A
THEME New Japanese Management: Business Models and Strategies
CASE ・Globalization at Komatsu
Session B
THEME New Japanese Management: Business Models and Strategies (Continued)
CASE ・Globalization at Komatsu
 
Day6
Session A
THEME New Japanese Management: Organizational Management
CASE ・ Kumon Hong Kong (A)
・ Kumon Hong Kong (B) (to be distributed in class)
・ Kumon Hong Kong (C) (to be distributed in class)
Session B
THEME New Japanese Management: Organizational Management (Continued)
CASE ・ Knowledge Creation at Eisai Co., Ltd.

Faculty

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."
Tadahiro Wakasugi
Tadahiro Wakasugi
Global/Asia/Japan, Marketing and Strategy, Organizational Behavior and HRM
Welcome to GLOBIS! In my class, we will tackle real challenges through cases and discuss the issues with your classmates. My hope is that you will not only be equipped with tools or techniques but also develop your own “wisdom” that helps you pursue your personal mission. I hope you’ll have a pleasurable and meaningful time with us!