シラバス Syllabus

授業名 Doing Business in Japan
Course Title Doing Business in Japan
担当教員 Instructor Name Hakeem Muhammad Mohsin
コード Couse Code NUC425_N21B
授業形態 Class Type 講義 Regular course
授業形式 Class Format Live Virtual
単位 Credits 2
言語 Language EN
科目区分 Course Category 専門教育科目 / Specialized Subject
学位 Degree BBA
開講情報 Terms / Location 2021 UG Nisshin Term4

授業の概要 Course Overview


Inline with NUCB's mission, the course will helpful for students in understanding and bridging the gap between New Asia and the rest of the world.
Japan is the third-largest economy of the world with an amazingly smaller population and area compared to other large economies. Rise of the Japanese economy from the 1950s until the lost-decade explains the economic shift from the manufacturing sector to services. Japanese electronics giants, once known for their famous innovative products, are struggling recently. On the other hand, service sector companies with state of the art technology are innovating and expanding aggressively. Besides the shift in basic economic structure, Japanese business practices are evolving, corporate culture is getting more open and diverse compared to a few decades ago. The course is designed to explain Japan’s economic shift from the world's largest exporter of manufactured products to the consumer-based economy with huge demand for technologically advanced products. Topics from economic change to demographic change, manufacturing to value addition, homogeneity to diversity will be part of cases and discussions. Also, the course can be helpful for the students who would like to know about “Rise of Asia” and its impact on the world economy.
Upon completion of this course, students are expected to understand the transition of the Japanese economy, and opportunities for startups and new ventures.

本授業の該当ラーニングゴール Learning Goals

*本学の教育ミッションを具現化する形で設定されています。

LG1 Critical Thinking
LG2 Diversity Awareness
LG3 Ethical Decision Making
LG4 Effective Communication
LG6 Managerial Perspectives (BBA)

受講後得られる具体的スキルや知識 Learning Outcomes


1. Should be able to understand Japan’s economic shift during the last century.
2. Understand the various practices and methods which are particular to Japanese corporations and their overseas subsidiaries.
3. Determine how the technological revolution transformed the Japanese Business Environment.
4. Understand the Evolution of the Japanese business environment and practices.

SDGsとの関連性 Relevance to Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 4 質の高い教育をみんなに(Quality Education)

教育手法 Teaching Method

教育手法 Teaching Method % of Course Time
インプット型 Traditional 0 %
参加者中心型 Participant-Centered Learning ケースメソッド Case Method 100 %
フィールドメソッド Field Method 0 %
合計 Total 100 %

学習方法、レポート、課題に対するフィードバック方法 Course Approach, Report, Feedback methods

Course Approach
The course contents will include lecture handouts, class presentations, case studies, and other discussion materials provided beforehand or brought into the class by the instructor.

Readings (cases or discussion material) are provided beforehand and assigned for each class; Participants are required to prepare for at least three hours per case study in this course. The emphasis will be on student responsibility for learning through active application of course content in case studies, exercises, etc., and through active participation in class discussions. Active participation and preparation for the class are requirements for this course.

Feedback
Evaluation and feedback on quizzes, assignments, and presentations will be provided by the instructor.

授業スケジュール Course Schedule

第1日(Day1)

Session 1

• Course overview, objectives, and expectations
• Current State of Japanese business and economy
o Understanding deflation

●使用するケース
1. Japan – Country Profile

第2日(Day2)

Session 2

• Understanding Abenomics, different perspectives
• Debate on economic policy and achievements
o Japanese business environment

●使用するケース
2. A Politician in a Leather Suit and the Paradox of Japanese Capitalism

第3日(Day3)

Session 3

• The role of entrepreneurship in transforming Japan
• Japanese corporate organization and culture
• Corporate culture diversity and strategy

●使用するケース
3. Kazuo Inamori, a Japanese Entrepreneur

第4日(Day4)

Session 4

• How technology is shaping the future
• Evolution trajectory of successful technology companies in Japan

●使用するケース
4. Globalizing Japan’s Dream Machine: Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd.

第5日(Day5)

Session 5

• Traditional and unique payment systems
• Understanding the e-money system in Japan
• The world of point cards

●使用するケース
5. Consumer Payment Systems – Japan

第6日(Day6)

Session 6

• Hiring system in Japan
• Lifelong employment and performance evaluation
• The traditional Japanese HR system

●使用するケース
6. Human Resources Practices and the Labour Market in Japan

第7日(Day7)

Session 7

• Startups in Japan
• Japan’s first wave of big startups
• Summary and conclusions.

●使用するケース
7a. Preferred Networks: A Deep Learning Start-up Powers the Internet of Things
7b. Space for Innovations and innovators

Disclaimer: The case list is subject to change.

成績評価方法 Evaluation Criteria

*成績は下記該当項目を基に決定されます。
講師用内規準拠 Method of Assessment Weights
予習レポート Preparation Report 30 %
コールドコール Cold Call 0 %
授業内での挙手発言 Class Contribution 30 %
ケース試験 Case Exam 0 %
参加者による相互評価 Peer Assessment 0 %
シミュレーション成績 Simulation 0 %
小テスト Quizzes / Tests 10 %
最終レポート Final Report 30 %
期末試験 Final Exam 0 %
合計 Total 100 %

評価の留意事項 Notes on Evaluation Criteria

1. Attend all sessions and actively participate in each. (Missing sessions will reduce your participation grades).

2. Class participation is about "attitude, preparation, listening, participation frequency as well as relevance and impact". Better preparation can lead to good arguments and focused discussion. Try to spend more time on cases, look for additional information online before sessions.

3. Active participation in the small group discussions before each session as well as in-class activities is compulsory to get good participation marks. (Joining class after small group discussion, not contributing in group discussion or activities, or taking a break during group discussion will impact participation grade).

4. The final report is all about your research and writing skills. Final reports with a logical structure, flow, and in-depth analysis receive good grades. Use of course or other basic frameworks can explain your understanding of the subject. Presentation of facts is important as well, a report using stats, graphs, diagrams, and figures is easy to read and understand compared to a text-only report. Formatting instruction like headings and proper referencing must be considered to obtain a high score.

使用ケース一覧 List of Cases

    ケースは使用しません。

教科書 Textbook

  • Mikitani, Hiroshi, and Ryoichi Mikitani「The Power to Compete: An Economist and an Entrepreneur on Revitalizing Japan in the Global Economy (The textbook is not necessary for this course)」John Wiley & Sons(2014)

参考文献・資料 Additional Readings and Resource

1. Changing Japanese Business, Economy and Society: Globalization of Post-Bubble Japan, M. Nakamura, Palgrave Macmillan, 2004, ISBN-13: 978-1349520749
2. Haghirian, Parissa, ed. (2010). Innovation and Change in Japanese Management. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan. 247 pp.
3. Mikitani, Hiroshi, and Ryoichi Mikitani. The Power to Compete: An Economist and an Entrepreneur on Revitalizing Japan in the Global Economy. John Wiley & Sons, 2014.
4. Sunset in the Land of the Rising Sun: Why Japanese Multinational Corporations Will Struggle in the Global Future (INSEAD Business Press), J. Black and A. Morrison, Palgrave Macmillan; 2010 edition, ISBN-13: 978-1403967329
5. The Japanese Economy 3rd edition, David Flath, Oxford University Press, 2014, ISBN-13: 978-0198702405

Journals/Magazines

○ Nikkei Asian Review
○ The Japan Times
○ Japan Today
○ Japan Inc

授業調査に対するコメント Comment on Course Evaluation

Students indicated great value of course material and case studies used in "Doing Business in Japan" last year.

担当教員のプロフィール About the Instructor 


Dr. Hakeem earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Management from Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University, Japan. His master degree was also received from Tohoku University, and his MBA and BBA (Hons.) from COMSATS University. While at Tohoku University he was awarded various scholarships including Japanese Government Scholarship (MEXT) for Masters and PhD. He worked as JSPS fellow at Tohoku University before joining NUCB Business School. He was part-time lecturer at The Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies (GIS), Hosei University, and Graduate School, Tohoku University of Community Service and Science. His professional experience includes work in Investment Management, Financial Consultancy, Education, Training and Career Counselling in different organizations. He has published a number of articles and participated in a series of conferences. His research interests include but are not limited to International Business, Strategic Management and Network Science.

Refereed Articles

  • (2021) EFFECTS OF REMITTANCES ON ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. Oeconomia Copernicana 12(4): 2083-1277, 2353-1827
  • (2021) Economic and financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Asia. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 1614-7499, 0944-1344
  • (2020) Equity Markets and Investment Patterns: The Network Perspective. International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance 13(3): 1752-0487
  • (2019) Redefining Business Education in the Artificial Intelligence Era. NUCB insight 8
  • (2019) Innovative solutions to tap “Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises” (MSME) market: A way forward for Islamic banks. Islamic Economic Studies 27(1): 1319-1616

Refereed Proceedings

  • (2019). Equity Markets, Economic Indicators and Investment Patterns: The Network Perspective. Society of Interdisciplinary Business Research (SIBR) 2019 Conference Proceedings ."The Interdisciplinary Approach to Research, Innovation and Practice" SIBR 2019 Conference. 1. 2. Osaka, Japan
  • (2018). Asia Pacific, TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) and US; The Network Perspective. SIBR Conference on Interdisciplinary Business & Economics Research .SIBR Conference on Interdisciplinary Business & Economics Research. 1. 2. Osaka, Japan
  • (2016). International Conference on Business, Economics, Management and Marketing. FOREIGN PORTFOLIO INVESTMENT AND ECONOMY: THE NETWORK PERSPECTIVE .International Conference on Business, Economic, Management and Marketing. 1. 2. University of Oxford, UK






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