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'About Japan' webinar series 214: The Differences Between Japanese and Western Strategic Management

27-06-2023 | 10:30 - 11:30 CET

What are the differences between Japanese and Western Strategic Management and other kinds of management/leadership? How have management practices diffused in both directions within the last 100 years and what about in the future?

This expert study provides a concise summary of the differences between Japanese and Western strategic management and other forms of management. The study also describes the spread of management theories and practices between Japan and the USA at different times. The expert study concludes by considering why and how Japan and the West could benefit from developing each other's management doctrines together, rather than merely transferring knowledge and practices in one direction as was done in the past.      
The study is based on e-mail interviews with two world-renowned Japanese professors and an American professor who have worked in Japan for a long time, and seven Finnish business leaders who have worked in Japanese or in Finnish companies in Japan for a long time.

The webinar is targeted to entrepreneurs, managers, directors, consultants, and academicians who want to understand better Japanese strategic management and leadership and how they differ from the Western one. Also, for policy and other decision makers who decide funding of management and leadership research between Japan and the West.

In 40 minutes from your own desk, you will discover:

  • Differences between Japanese and Western strategic and other types of management
  • How management doctrines have diffused from Japan to the West and from the West to Japan
  • If we could invent in the current and the future world situation some new management doctrines together: We encourage public and private funding for this!

Programme:

  • Introduction
  • Expert’s presentation
  • Q&A Session
  • Conclusion

Registration deadline: 26 June 2023

Speakers:

Mr. Keijo Varis, Doctor of Science is an MBA Educator/ Professor of Practice (2015> present) at Turku University of Applied Sciences in Finland. Before that he was Manager of Strategic Planning and Risk Management (2001-2012) in Vapo Group (multi-business industrial company in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Baltic States).

Ms. Virpi Mäkinen, MBA, is a researcher at the Turku University of Applied Sciences in Finland. She is an experienced manager and chairman of the board, as well as strategic management speaker and consultant. Her special knowledge and skills include business development management in public and private organizations, international collaboration and fundings.

Moderator: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
Organiser: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation - Brussels Office

 

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