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Course Information

Year 2018  School Center for International Education
Course Title
Summer Session (Business II) 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 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:2018/01/19 10:17:54

Subtitle Decision Making and Strategic Thinking in the J-Firm
Course Outline

This course focuses on elementary strategic aspects of Japanese corporations. It aims to develop strategic thinking in a Japanese market context and will provide students with an opportunity to sharpen their written and oral presentation competencies. Utilizing a teaching approach that mixes cases, class discussions and group workshops, students will learn key concepts and tools used in solving marketing and management problems in the Japanese market context.
The majority of meetings will be held in a seminar format. Students are expected to attend classes and participate actively in class discussion. Students will form students` groups and solve case studies on Japanese Management. Students are required to prepare a case study report and a supporting presentation on their topic. Accordingly, attendance and participation in class discussions will be critical to the success of this course and will also determine students` grades.

Objectives • Teach students on how to deal with complex business situations in an international setting
• Improve students ability to understand the particularities of the Japanese market
• Train students analytical skills and their ability to present research results to a wider audience
• Train their communication skills in a cross-cultural team
Course Schedule
Course Coordination
Class organization and outline for the class
Introduction to the Case Study Method
What are case studies and why do we use them?
Learning experience
Practical Exercices - Case Study Method
How do we solve case studies?
Group exercises
Practical Exercises - Case Study Method
Defining goals and objectives
SMART Method
Strategy Development in the J-Firm
Corporate strategies
Business strategies
Strategy Development in the J-Firm
Japanese strategy development
How do strategies in Japanese firms differ from strategies in other cultures?
Keiretsu Theory
Organization structures of the J-Firm and their effect on strategic development
Keiretsu Theory
The keiretsu structure in modern Japanese firms
Case Study Presentation
Case: Mitsubishi Fuso in the Indian Market
Case: Toyota Lexus
Case Study Presentation
Case: Suntory Whisky
Case: Asahi Beer
Case Study Presentation
Case: Avex Japan
Case: The Japanese Music Industry
Case Study Presentation
Case: Walmart in Japan
Case: Japanese Luxury Industry
Case Study Presentation
Case: Sqare Enix
Case: Japanese Game Industry
Case Study Presentation
Case: Mercari
Summary and Wrap-Up
Summary and Wrap-Up
Textbooks Haghirian, P. (2018) Business Development, Merger and Crisis Management of International Firms in Japan: Featuring Case Studies from Fortune 500. Singapore: World Scientific Pub.
Reference Haghirian, P. (2011) Case Studies in Japanese Management. Singapore: World Scientific Pub.
Rate Evaluation Criteria
Class Participation: 100% Presentation     40%: Case Study Group Presentation
Papers         40%: Final Paper Case Study Solution
Class Participation  5%: In Class Participation
Peer Review     15%: Group Members Peer Review

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