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INTERNATIONAL COMPARISON OF MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, Fall 2007

[Instructor]
Fumikazu Yoshida

[Course Guide]

Sub Title:

Pros and Cons of Japanese and American Management Systems

Course Description:

This course aims to clarify the differences between the Japanese management system and the American system. Over the last two decades, the appraisal of Japanese management has fallen sharply from a high level during the 1980s, while the evaluation of American management has risen equally sharply. In particular, in the “post-bubble” period in Japan, there is a strong tendency to criticise the domestic management system, and praise American-style management nationwide. This raises a major question:how can the appraisal of a well-established management system change so uncritically in a stable and peaceful society ? We will discuss this issue in order to understand the significance of management systems.
Based on this understanding, we examine the current issues that both systems face today.

Classes: 13
One 90-minute class per week

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