シラバス Syllabus

授業名 Business for a Better World (Winter Program)
Course Title Business for a Better World (Winter Program)
担当教員 Instructor Name Louie Wong
コード Couse Code NUC602_N20B
授業形態 Class Type 講義 Regular course
授業形式 Class Format
単位 Credits 2
言語 Language EN
科目区分 Course Category
学位 Degree BBA
開講情報 Terms / Location 2020 UG Nisshin Fall Intensive

授業の概要 Course Overview

Sustainability is increasingly becoming an integral concept in determining how societies will function in the future, especially in relation to how businesses will conduct their operations. The intensity of the challenge posed by sustainability to the dominant corporate zeitgeist is owed to the mounting and often alarming evidence of its necessity, which has forced consumers worldwide to rethink their lifestyle choices and buying behavior.

As consumer priorities evolve under the weight of ethical considerations and governments respond to their citizens’ demands for regulatory oversight, the continued success of today’s businesses and organizations depends on their ability to adapt to these shifts. There are countless cases of businesses whose collapse is due to their inability to change with the times; conversely, history has proven that the ability of an organization to adapt gives it a great competitive advantage, particularly when oriented towards the greater good.

This program is designed to identify the critical elements that define this transformative movement towards sustainability in business and how it is taking shape across the world, exploring the key issues and concerns that businesses are facing in their approaches to sustainability, and to develop strategies for addressing them while forecasting the potential challenges that lie on the horizon. As such, program participants will explore how organizations and governments are working towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) while implementing Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) criteria in their measurements.

Instructors: Prof. Seiichiro Iwasawa, Prof. Louie Wong, Prof. Dongyu Guo, Prof. Dan Qin
Presenters: Mr. Robin Lewis, Mr. Peter Faulkner, Mr. Shingo Kamada
Cultural Experience - English Rakugo: Mr. Katsura Sunshine

本授業の該当ラーニングゴール Learning Goals


LG1 Critical Thinking
LG2 Diversity Awareness
LG3 Ethical Decision Making
LG4 Effective Communication

受講後得られる具体的スキルや知識 Learning Outcomes

❏ Anticipate challenges and opportunities in sustainability
❏ Acknowledge the growing importance and practice of socially responsible investment
❏ Recognize the importance of social value for sustainable profit generation
❏ Understand how to offset the effects of negative externalities by regulation
❏ Evaluate global supply chain challenges and solutions in ESG

SDGsとの関連性 Relevance to Sustainable Development Goals

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

This course will be made up of 4 lectures, 3 presentations, a cultural experience and a group project:

❏ The lectures separated by undergraduate and postgraduate level will provide participants with the frameworks for addressing the main issues in each topic;
❏ The joint lectures will engage all participants in discussion in order to sharpen discussion leadership and critical thinking skills necessary for effective communication;
❏ The purpose of the presentations is to provide insights into specific topics from experts who have extensive industry experience;
❏ The cultural experience will be a Rakugo session delivered in English by Mr. Katsura Sunshine;
❏ The group project will develop intercultural & decision-making competencies while giving participants of all backgrounds the opportunity to work together as a structured team under the leadership of selected members.

授業スケジュール Course Schedule


Day 0 PM Orientation & Welcome Party

Day 1 AM Creating a Better World with Sustainability and Social Impact, Mr. Robin Lewis
Day 1 PM UG - Sustainable Financial Management, Prof. Iwasawa
Day 1 PM GS - Challenging the Supply Chain, Prof. Wong

Sustainable Financial Management
❏ Case (HBS): 1) Note on Socially Responsible Investing; 2) Generation Investment Management
Challenging the Supply Chain
❏ Case (INSEAD Publishing): 1) EcoVadis: A Sustainability Rating Company Goes Global


Day 2 AM Driving Sustainability in Information Technology through Governance, Risk &
Compliance, Mr. Peter Faulkner
Day 2 PM UG - Challenging the Supply Chain, Prof. Wong
Day 2 PM GS - Sustainable Financial Management, Prof. Iwasawa

Challenging the Supply Chain
❏ Case (INSEAD Publishing): 1) EcoVadis: A Sustainability Rating Company Goes Global
Sustainable Financial Management
❏ Case (HBS): 1) Note on Socially Responsible Investing; 2) Generation Investment Management


Day 3 AM English Rakugo, Mr. Katsura Sunshine
Day 3 PM UG/GS - Sustainability & Regulatory Compliance, Prof. Guo

Sustainability & Regulatory Compliance
❏ Case (WDI Publishing): 1) Volkswagen’s Clean Dilemma


Day 4 AM Chestnuts brought the wind - from the supply chain to the value chain,
Mr. Shingo Kamada
Day 4 PM UG/GS: Social Value Creation and Profitability, Prof. Qin

Social Value Creation and Profitability
❏ Case (HBS): 1) Coca-Cola's New Vending Machine (A): Pricing to Capture Value, or Not?


Day 5 AM Group project work
Day 5 PM Group project presentation



成績評価方法 Evaluation Criteria

講師用内規準拠 Method of Assessment Weights
コールドコール Cold Call 0 %
授業内での挙手発言 Class Contribution 40 %
クラス貢献度合計 Class Contribution Total 40 %
予習レポート Preparation Report 0 %
小テスト Quizzes / Tests 0 %
シミュレーション成績 Simulation 40 %
ケース試験 Case Exam 0 %
最終レポート Final Report 20 %
期末試験 Final Exam 0 %
参加者による相互評価 Peer Assessment 0 %
合計 Total 100 %

評価の留意事項 Notes on Evaluation Criteria

As an intensive/project course, the final grade will not be taken into account for the GPA.

Group Project (40%): groups will be choosing an existing issue in relation to one or multiple SDGs, and work on a business-oriented solution (can also be an NPO, social entrepreneurship, etc.), which will then be evaluated on their choice of issue, the feasibility and originality of their solution, and the structure of the presentation.

Final Report (20%): the 2-page report will be written individually, reviewing the group project through an individual perspective on the importance of the selected issue and its relevant SDGs, and explaining the thought process behind their solution.

使用ケース一覧 List of Cases


教科書 Textbook

  • 「No Textbook」 (.)

参考文献・資料 Additional Readings and Resource

Materials (cases and articles) will be provided as necessary for each lecture, keynote and the final group activity.

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


担当教員のプロフィール About the Instructor 

Louie Wong is a Professor at NUCB Business School, Graduate School of Management. He is an active researcher and educator with extensive teaching, research, and industry experience. Louie received his Ph.D. degree in Information Systems from City University of Hong Kong. He also holds an MBA degree, a Bachelor and a Master of Science degrees in Computer Science. Before joining NUCB Business School, Louie was a Visiting Fellow at City University of Hong Kong. In the last 15 years, Louie has designed and taught various undergraduate and graduate business courses in Hong Kong and Japan.

Louie's research interests include management information systems, digital transformation, blockchain, social media, knowledge management, supply chain management, information security, and action research. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for Information Systems Journal. His research has been published in prominent international peer-reviewed journals and proceedings of conferences.

(実務経験 Work experience)

Besides, Louie is also a seasoned business executive with decades of industry experience in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to his academic career, Louie served in various senior management positions at leading multinational companies such as Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), Compaq, Check Point Technologies, and Citrix. His last industry position was the Chief Marketing Officer of a listed company in the new media industry.

Refereed Articles

  • (2022) Working around inadequate information systems in the workplace: An empirical study in Romania. International Journal of Information Management 64(102471): 0268-4012
  • (2022) Information Systems as a Nexus of IT Systems: A New View of Information Systems Practice. Journal of Information Technology In Progress(-): 0268-3962
  • (2021) The coordination of workarounds: Insights from responses to misfits between local realities and a mandated global enterprise system. Information & Management 58(103530): 0378-7206
  • (2021) The ethics of action research participation. Information Systems Journal 1365-2575
  • (2018) Knowledge sharing in a global logistics provider: An action research project. Information & Management 55(5): 0378-7206

Refereed Proceedings

  • (2020). Beneficial Non-Compliance with Inadequate Information Systems. International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2020 Proceedings .International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2020. 1. 3. India
  • (2019). Adopted Globally but Unusable Locally: What Workarounds Reveal about Adoption, Resistance, Compliance and Non-Compliance. Proceedings of the 27th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) .27th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2019). 1. 3. Stockholm, Sweden
  • (2014). Designing Artifacts for Systems of Information. Information Systems and Global Assemblages, Springer New York LLC .IFIP WG 8.2 Working Conference on Information Systems and Organizations, IS&O 2014. 1. 3. Auckland, New Zealand
  • (2014). The mediating role of Guanxi network and communication performance in transforming Web 2.0 technologies usage to work performance: An empirical study in China. Proceedings of the 25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, 8th - 10th December, Auckland, New Zealand .25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems. 1. 3. Auckland, New Zealand
  • (2014). Contextual preferences and network-based knowledge sharing in China. AMCIS 2014 Proceedings .20th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2014.. 1. 3. Savannah, GA, United States