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

 

Theme/Reading Materials

Day1
Session A
THEME The Uniqueness of Japanese Management
CASE N/A
Session B
THEME The Uniqueness of Japanese Management (Continued)
CASE ・ Trusco Nakayama Corporation
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

・ Toyota Motor Corporation’s Strategy (A)

・ Toyota Motor Corporation’s Strategy (B)

 
Day3
Session A
THEME Human Resource Management in Japanese Management
CASE ・ Ina Food Industry: A Company that Makes Employees Happy
Session B
THEME The Strengths and Weaknesses of Japanese Companies
CASE ・ Human Resource Management in Japanese Companies
Day4
Session A
THEME The Competition Between Japanese and East Asian Industry Structure
CASE ・ Sharp Corporation: Technology Strategy
・ BE SHARP! SHARP'S INNOVATION IN THE LCD INDUSTRY
Session B
THEME The Competition Between Japanese and East Asian Industry Structure (Continued)
CASE ・ Sharp in 2018
 
Day5
Session A
THEME The Overseas Development of the Japanese Manufacturing Industry
CASE ・Globalization at Komatsu
Session B
THEME The Overseas Development of the Japanese Manufacturing Industry (Continued)
CASE ・ Nippon Steel Corporation
Day6
Session A
THEME Strategies to Survive Global Competition
CASE ・ Knowledge Creation at Eisai Co., Ltd.
Session B
THEME Overseas Development in the Service Industry
CASE

・ Kumon Hong Kong (A)

・ Kumon Hong Kong (B)

・ Kumon Hong Kong (C)

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!