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.

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 & Online 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

 

Theme/Reading Materials

Day1
Session A
THEMEThe Uniqueness of Japanese Management
CASEN/A
Session B
THEMEThe Uniqueness of Japanese Management (Continued)
CASETrusco Nakayama Corporation
Day2
Session A
THEMEThe Characteristics, Strengths, and Challenges of Japanese Management
CASEKnowledge Management Practices at Toyota Motors
Session B
THEMEThe Characteristics, Strengths, and Challenges of Japanese Management (Continued)
CASE

Toyota Motor Corporation’s Strategy (A)

Toyota Motor Corporation’s Strategy (B)

 
Day3
Session A
THEMEHuman Resource Management in Japanese Management
CASEIna Food Industry: A Company that Makes Employees Happy
Session B
THEMEThe Strengths and Weaknesses of Japanese Companies
CASEHuman Resource Management in Japanese Companies
Day4
Session A
THEMETransformation of a Japanese company
CASESony
Session B
THEMETransformation of a Japanese company (Continued)
CASESony
 
Day5
Session A
THEMEHow to overcome challenges that Japanese companies face
CASEAGC Inc. in 2019: "Your Dreams, Our Challenge"
Session B
THEMEHow to overcome challenges that Japanese companies face (Continued)
CASEKumon Hong Kong (A)
Kumon Hong Kong (B) (to be distributed in class)
Kumon Hong Kong (C) (to be distributed in class)
Day6
Session A
THEMEDiscovering leadership potential
CASETrouble at Tessei
Session B
THEMELeadership
CASE

Trouble at Tessei

Faculty

Tomoya Nakamura
Tomoya Nakamura
Global/Asia/Japan, Management Philosophy, Specialization
COURSES:
Corporate Philosophy and Social Values
Entrepreneurial Leadership
Globalization of Japanese and Asian Companies
Japanese Management: New Systems, Lasting Values
Keiei Dojo
Research Project
Tadahiro Wakasugi
Tadahiro Wakasugi
Global/Asia/Japan, Management Philosophy, Organizational Behavior and HRM
COURSES:
Organizational Behavior and Leadership
Japanese Management: New Systems, Lasting Values
Leadership Development, Ethics and Values
Keiei Dojo
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