december, 2018

mon17dec(dec 17)13:00tue18(dec 18)12:00EFMD - Keio Joint Executive ConferenceHow Can Business Schools Support the Internationalisation of Japanese Companies?13:00 - 12:00 (18) UTC+9 Location: Yokohama, Japan

Event Details

THEME AND MOTIVATION

Internationalisation is one of the most demanding challenges for Japanese businesses. Highly globalised markets require Japanese firms to meet this challenge in every aspect of its operations. Talent management is a particularly demanding issue in this context, since it is instrumental in bridging cultural divides and in helping to realise the value upside of cultural diversity. Business schools can and should play a pivotal role in the pursuit of these ambitions and actively support the internationalisation agendas of Japanese companies.

Conservative and ethnocentric ways of thinking however still prevail in some parts of Japanese society and, as a consequence, corporate internationalisation efforts do at times not go beyond the superficial level. This conference offers an opportunity for dialogue on how to address this issue. Speakers from industry and business schools will share their views on the importance of internationalisation as a shared interest. Participants from the business community and academia will have the opportunity to develop a joint vision of what it means to be ‘truly global’ and what pathways are available to realise this vision.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

This conference is designed to find a promising course of actions for both Japanese firms and business schools in which they can jointly improve their global outreach and footprint. The conference has therefore following three objectives:

  • To highlight the achievements in internationalisation of Japanese business schools and chart the way ahead.
  • To showcase how successful Japanese corporations are internationalising their operations with particular attention placed on the HR function and the role of management education providers in this context.
  • To facilitate a dialogue for the discovery of concrete action points aimed at intensifying the cooperation between business schools and Japanese businesses in resolving issues related to internationalisation.

ORGANISORS

This conference is jointly organised by EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) and Keio Business School (KBS).

EFMD is an international not-for-profit organisation representing business schools and companies around the globe. With offices in Europe, Asia and the U.S.A., it is recognised as the leading provider of accreditation services for business schools and corporate learning units in companies.

Keio Business School has the longest history among Japanese business schools. Since its foundation in 1962, it has always been the forefront of business education in Japan. It has been the first adopter of the case method and has spearheaded the introduction of formalised mobility policies with its international MBA student exchange program. Keio Business School is internationally recognised as one of the leading business schools in Japan and is the only school being awarded the prestigious EQUIS quality label by EFMD.

TARGET AUDIENCE

The organisers invite business school and corporate executives with responsibility or keen interest in the internationalisation of their organisations to enter into a dialogue with organisers and facilitators. The exchange during and after the conference will help to identify avenues for further cooperation and cross-fertilisation between business schools and companies in their effort to expand the global footprint.

Participants will be given the opportunity to contribute with their own reflections, challenges and achievements in internationalisation in order to broaden the learning experience for the audience as a whole.

PARTICIPATION

Regular Fee:          JPY 30,000

Reduced Fee:        JPY 25,000 (applies to alumni of KBS and academics affiliated with an EFMD member institution)

Location

Yokohama, Japan

Time

17 (Monday) 13:00 - 18 (Tuesday) 12:00 UTC+9

Address

Keio Business School

4 Chome-1-1 Hiyoshi, Kōhoku-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture 223-8521

Schedule

    • Day 1
    • Day 2
    • December 17, 2018
    • 09:15 Registration09:15 - 10:00Registration

    • 10:00 Welcome and Introduction10:00 - 10:15(Part I: Setting the Stage)Speakers: Eric Cornuel, Hirokazu Kono

    • 10:15 Business School in Japan : Where Do We Stand, Where Can and Where Should We Go ?10:15 - 10:50(Part I: Setting the Stage)Speakers: Mitsuyasu Otsuki

    • 10:50 Tea Break10:50 - 11:10Tea Break

    • 11:10 The Role of EFMD as a Catalyst for the Internationalisation of Its Business School Membership11:10 - 11:30(Part II: Why Business Schools Need to be International ?)Speakers: Ulrich Hommel

    • 11:30 The Internationalisation Journey of Keio Business School: Historical Perspective and Future Strategy11:30 - 11:50(Part II: Why Business Schools Need to be International ?)Speakers: Masahiro Okada

    • 11:50 Discussion11:50 - 12:20(Part II: Why Business Schools Need to be International ?)
      Moderated by Shigeyoshi Uehara

    • 12:20 Lunch Break12:20 - 14:40(lunch box will be provided on site)

    • 13:20 Business case on “Knowledge Transfer across National Borders: Meta-National Strategy”13:20 - 14:40(Part III: Managing International Knowledge Organisations (Case Sessions))Speakers: Kazuhiro Asakawa

    • 14:40 Tea Break14:40 - 15:00Tea Break

    • 15:00 “Sorry to say, but you never use what you’ve learned in Business School”15:00 - 15:30Bridging the Gap Between Japanese Management Style and Business School Education
      (Part IV: Showcasing the Internationalisation of Japanese Businesses)Speakers: Shigeyoshi Uehara

    • 15:30 Challenges We Faced at Chugai When Fostering Global Business Leaders15:30 - 16:00(Part IV: Showcasing the Internationalisation of Japanese Businesses)Speakers: Myoshiyuki Yano

    • 16:00 Plenary Discussion16:00 - 16:30(Part IV: Showcasing the Internationalisation of Japanese Businesses )Speakers: Kazuhiro Asakawa, Ulrich Hommel

    • 16:30 Coffee Break16:30 - 16:50Coffee Break

    • 16:50 Business case on “Global Talent Management and Servant Leadership”16:50 - 18:10(Part V: How to Develop and Retain Talent in Global Organisations)Speakers: Milton de Sousa

    • 18:30 Reception and Conference Dinner (Faculty Lounge, 2nd floor)18:30 - 20:30Dinner speech : “The Future of Business Schools and How Companies Can Help Create that Future,”
      (Part VI: What Does the Future Hold for Business School?) Speakers: Eric Cornuel

    • December 18, 2018
    • 09:00 “Getting Closer to People – How HR can impact to the Sony’s growth” 09:00 - 10:30“Getting Closer to People – How HR can impact to the Sony’s growth”
      (Part VII: Showcasing the Internationalisation of Japanese Forms) Speakers: Kazushi Ambe

    • 09:30 “Global HR Transformation in Ajinomoto (tentative)”09:30 - 10:00(Part VII: Showcasing the Internationalisation of Japanese Forms)Speakers: Chiharu Takakura

    • 10:00 Plenary Discussion10:00 - 10:30(Part VII: Showcasing the Internationalisation of Japanese Forms) Speakers: Masahiro Okada, Ulrich Hommel

    • 10:30 Tea Break10:30 - 10:45Tea Break

    • 10:45 Closing Townhall Meeting10:45 - 12:15(Part VIII: Discussion and Closing Remarks)Speakers: Atsuomi Obayashi, Eric Cornuel, Hirokazu Kono, Masahiro Okada, Ulrich Hommel

    • 12:15 Closing Remarks12:15 - 12:30(Part VIII: Discussion and Closing Remarks)Speakers: Eric Cornuel, Hirokazu Kono

    • 12:30 Lunch12:30 - 13:30Networking Lunch

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Speakers for this event

  • Atsuomi Obayashi

    Atsuomi Obayashi

    Professor, Keio Business School, Japan

    Professor, Keio Business School, Japan

  • Chiharu Takakura

    Chiharu Takakura

    Corporate Fellow & General Manager, Global Human Resources Dept., Ajinomoto Co., Inc. Japan

    Corporate Fellow & General Manager, Global Human Resources Dept., Ajinomoto Co., Inc. Japan

  • Eric Cornuel

    Eric Cornuel

    EFMD CEO & Director General

    EFMD CEO & Director General

  • Hirokazu Kono

    Hirokazu Kono

    Dean of Keio Business School, Keio University, Japan

    Dean of Keio Business School, Keio University, Japan

  • Kazuhiro Asakawa

    Kazuhiro Asakawa

    Keio Business School, Japan

    Keio Business School, Japan

  • Kazushi Ambe

    Kazushi Ambe

    Executive Vice President, Sony Corporation, Japan

    Executive Vice President, Sony Corporation, Japan

  • Masahiro Okada

    Masahiro Okada

    Ph.D., Professor of Strategy, Academic Director of Executive MBA Program, Keio Business School, Japan

    Ph.D., Professor of Strategy, Academic Director of Executive MBA Program, Keio Business School, Japan

  • Milton de Sousa

    Milton de Sousa

    Nova School of Business and Economics, Lisbon, Portugal

    Nova School of Business and Economics, Lisbon, Portugal

  • Mitsuyasu Otsuki

    Mitsuyasu Otsuki

    Director, Office for Professional Graduate School, Technical Education Division, Higher Education Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan

    Director, Office for Professional Graduate School, Technical Education Division, Higher Education Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan

  • Myoshiyuki Yano

    Myoshiyuki Yano

    General Manager,Human Resources Management Department, Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Japan

    General Manager,Human Resources Management Department, Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Japan

  • Shigeyoshi Uehara

    Shigeyoshi Uehara

    Executive Officer, Chief Director of IA Product & Service Business, Yokogawa Electric Corporation, Japan

    Executive Officer, Chief Director of IA Product & Service Business, Yokogawa Electric Corporation, Japan

  • Ulrich Hommel

    Ulrich Hommel

    Director Business School Development, EFMD & EFMD GN

    Director Business School Development, EFMD & EFMD GN

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