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Course Information

Year 2017  School Center for International Education
Course Title
Summer Session (Business I) 01

Instructor HAGHIRIAN, Parissa
Term/Day/Period summer quarter  othersothers
Category Global Studies Eligible Year 1st year and above Credits 2
Classroom 実施場所未定 Campus waseda
Course Key 9800005011 Course Class Code 01
Main Language English
  Course Code MANX101L
First Academic disciplines Management
Second Academic disciplines Management
Third Academic disciplines Introducion to management
Level Beginner, initial or introductory Types of lesson Lecture
  Open Courses

Syllabus Information

Latest Update:2017/01/13 16:28:42

Subtitle Japanese Business and Management
Course Outline The course aims to:
• review existing literature and theory in the field of Japanese management, Japanese business culture and comparative management
• provide an overview of the modern Japanese business environment
• explain the most important social concepts in Japanese society and their relevance to Japanese management and Japanese business culture
• discuss the most prominent aspects of Japanese management, such as production management, distribution and management activities within a Japanese corporation
Objectives The course aims to:

• review existing literature and theory in the field of Japanese management, Japanese business culture and comparative management
• provide an overview of the modern Japanese business environment
• explain the most important social concepts in Japanese society and their relevance to Japanese management and Japanese business culture
• discuss the most prominent aspects of Japanese management, such as production management, distribution and management activities within a Japanese corporation
Course Schedule
1:
Management and Culture – Introduction
- How Are Culture and Management Related?
- Why Do We Need To Learn About It?

Management in East and West
Main Concepts and Models
How Does Culture Affect Management?
- Work Behavior Varies Across Countries
- Organizational Culture and National Culture
- Are Organizations Becoming More Similar?
2:
Collectivism
- Japan as a Collectivistic Society
- Uchi – Soto
- Collectivism in the Japanese Workplace
3:
Harmony
- Conflict and Uncertainty Avoidance
- Group Decision Making
4:
Tateshakai und Achievement Orientation
- Hierarchy in Japanese Society
- Senpai – Kohai Relationships
- Gaman and ganbaru
5:
Communication Styles
- The Concept of Communication
- High Context  vs. Low Context?
- Managerial Communication in Japan
- Relevance of Information
- Information Technology in Japan
6:
Historical Development of Management in Japan
- Overview of the Historical Development of Management in Japan
- The Japanese Recession
- Expectations for the 21st Century
7:
Excursion to Company
Excursion to Company
8:
The Japanese Consumer Market
- Japanese Consumers
- Japanese Consumer Behavior

9:
Production Management in Japan
- JIT
- Kanban
- Total Quality Management (TQM)
10:
Human Resource Management in Japan
- General Concepts
- Seniority
- Life-time Employment
11:
The Japanese Distribution System
- Wholesale Structure and Practice
- Retail Structure and Process
- Major Changes since the Early 1990s
12:
Knowledge Management in Japan
- Nonaka and the Japanese Approach to Knowledge
- Transferring Knowledge within the Japanese Organization
13:
Strategy Formulation in Japanese Management
- Strategic Planning and Japanese Competitive Advantages
- Japans Competitive Advantages in the World Market

14:
Decision Making Processes
- Japanese Hierarchy and Its Influence on Decision Making
- Nemawashi
- Ringi Seido
15:
Japanese Negotiating Styles
- Unique Perceptions of Negotiations
- Negotiating Teams
- Negotiation Tactics
Reference Haghirian, P. (2008): J-Management; Fresh Perspectives on the Japanese Firm in the 21st Century. iUniverse.
Haghirian, P. (2010): Understanding Japanese Management Practices. Business Expert Press.
Evaluation
Rate Evaluation Criteria
Exam: 40% Final Exam (Last day of class)
Papers: 40% Papers
Class Participation: 10% Class Participation
Others: 10% Excusion Report
Note / URL Main Language: English

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