Understanding key success factors for developing and implementing corporate strategies
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.
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.