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CORPORATE STRATEGIES, MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND PRACTICES IN JAPAN, Spring 2007

[Instructor]
Etsu Inaba

[Course Guide]

Sub Title:

Understanding key success factors for developing and implementing corporate strategies

Course Description:

Objectives:
1. This course tries to identify key success factors of linking corporate strategies with the
management systems and practices. Using case studies and discussion, we will look at the micro level management strategies and practices.
2. The course also tries to develop analytical as well as discussion/presentation skills in students.

Description:
Under the increasingly global economy, companies are constantly reviewing their strategies and management practices to meet the new challenges. It is recognized that the competitiveness of corporations includes their ability to modify and change, as the environment changes, their management systems and practices.
The course offers the opportunity to understand the linkage between corporate strategies and management systems which are supporting the strategies. In-depth understanding of selected companies in Japan as “best practice” will be pursued through case studies, company visits and student’s own research.
Basic frameworks will be provided during the course. Each student is expected to develop individual list of key success factors of implementing strategies through management practices, based on the case studies used during the course.
Classes are conducted in English. Discussions and information sharing will also take place through e-mails. Both undergraduate and graduate level students are welcome.

Classes: 13
One 90-minute class per week

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