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Course Information

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

Instructor HIGASHIDE, Hironori
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 9800005012 Course Class Code 01
Main Language English
  Course Code MANX102L
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:2017/01/16 16:22:59

Subtitle Underlying Logic of Japanese Business: The Observable and Unobservable in Japanse Business and Society
Course Outline

The purpose of this course is NOT to describe what Japanese business is. Rather, it focuses on discussing: (1) what are possible underlying principles leading to the current Japanese business practices?; (2) what are the pros and cons of these in the current 'Entrepreneurial' and 'innovative' society?; and (3) what changes are suggested by the participants' observation and points of view.

Topics to be dealt with include entrepreneruship in Japan, long-lasting family businesses, how Japanese perceive and understand themselves, typologies of Japanese culture and so forth. See you there!

Objectives During the course, partcipants are expected to iteratively compare those factors underlying Japanese business and society with those in your own cultures. Naturally, Japanese culture is NOT deemed superior to your cultures, but is assumed to be different than yours.

All the observation, data and eventual suggestions from the participants are highly appreciated and to be dicussed in light of cultural relativism.
Course Schedule
1:
Introduction

With regard to each of the topics in the below, a discussion session on the topic is organised, which will be followed by the groups' presenting their argument based on the participants' own observation, interviews & conversations in Japan, as well as relevant literature review to the topic.

 

Topics to be covered and discussed (tentative)

 

Entrepreneurship
Long-lasting Family businesses
Imagination and Freedom of Japan and Japanese
Japanese process of decision making
Beaucratic system and Distributional coalitions in Japan
Typology of Japanese employment system and current trend
How do Japanese utilise right and left brains differently?
The future that Internet and related technology create
Radioactive accident and ethics

2:
Introductory lecture and discussion
Entrepreneurship & Long-lasting Family businesses
3:
Participants' presentation
Presentation & Discussion on Entrepreneurship & Long-lasting Family businesses
4:
Introductory lecture and discussion
Imagination and Freedom of Japan and Japanese
5:
Participants' presentation
Presentation & Discussion on Imagination and Freedom of Japan and Japanese
6:
Introductory lecture and discussion
Japanese process of decision making
Beaucratic system and Distributional coalitions in Japan
7:
Participants' presentation
Presentation & Discussion on Japanese process of decision making
Presentation & Discussion on Beaucratic system and Distributional coalitions in Japan
8:
Introductory lecture and discussion
Typology of Japanese employment system and current trend
9:
Participants' presentation
Presentation & Discussion on Typology of Japanese employment system and current trend
10:
Introductory lecture and discussion
How do Japanese utilise right and left brains differently?
11:
Participants' presentation
Presentation & Discussion on How do Japanese utilise right and left brains differently?
12:
Introductory lecture and discussion
The future that Internet and related technology create
13:
Participants' presentation
Presentation & Discussion on The future that Internet and related technology create
14:
Introductory lecture and discussion
Radioactive accident and business ethics
15:
Participants' presentation and final wrap-up
Presentation & Discussion on Radioactive accident and business ethics
Textbooks Therel is no textbook specified.

Whenever necessary, the relevant materials to the topic will be distributed.
Evaluation
Rate Evaluation Criteria
Class Participation: 100% This includes the class participation and the quality of the various group presentations.

The particiapnts mght be asked to write one individual report, when the class gets closer to the end.

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