In this edition of #theculturefactor®, we travel to Tokyo where itim Japan and its partner Cicom Brain have brought together all sides of the spectrum to discuss culture as a driver to succeed in global management and leadership. Through enlightening talks and insightful discussions, an exceptional lineup of experts from industry, academia, (supra)governmental institutions, and nonprofits will share their wisdom on the importance of cultural adaptability as a means for successful global management.

 

2016, Tokyo, Japan

CULTURE AS A DRIVER TO SUCCEED IN GLOBAL MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP

In this edition of #theculturefactor®, we travel to Tokyo where itim Japan and its partner Cicom Brain have brought together all sides of the spectrum to discuss culture as a driver to succeed in global management and leadership.

Through enlightening talks and insightful discussions, an exceptional lineup of experts from industry, academia, (supra)governmental institutions, and nonprofits will share their wisdom on the importance of cultural adaptability as a means for successful global management.

Meet experts, discuss, reflect and if you cannot make it, join us on twitter #theculturefactor.

INTRODUCTION

“Revisit to Hofstede who opened the door of cross-cultural management research”

Masataka Ota, Ph.D. Professor, Faculty of Commerce, Waseda University

Japan

2 KEYNOTE SPEECHES

“Culture: a wall, or a curtain?” 

Gert Jan Hofstede, Associate Professor, University of Wageningen

“How to align your culture with your strategy in the best possible way?”

Bob Waisfisz, Managing Partner, the hofstede centre

A PANEL DISCUSSION

“How to deal with cultural elements in global business operation”

Gert Jan Hofstede, Associate Professor, University of Wageningen

Masataka Ota, Ph.D. Professor, Faculty of Commerce, Waseda University

Yoshimasa Hashimoto, NTT Communications Corporation, Vice President, Internet & Mobile Services, Network Services Division

Akira Sakai, Dentsu Inc., Executive Director Human Resource Division & Dentsu Diversity lab.

Kazuchika Nakamura, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., General Manager, Asia and Oceania business management department


3 BREAKOUT SESSIONS

TRACK A

“Discover Japan as Cultural Power and its Prospects”

In this session, we will shed fresh light on Japanese people’s strength and talent and discuss their potential value in the context of global management.

Taro Minami, Research Director, Dentsu Innovation Institute

Ryukichi Miyabayashi, Senior Consulting Manager, Dentsu Innovation Institute

Bob Waisfisz, Managing Partner, the hofstede centre

Tsuyoshi Komori, Representative Director and President of CORESCO Inc. Senior Fellow at Mercer Japan Inc.

TRACK B

“Needs for Global Talents with Japanese context”

In this session, we will discuss the development of the new Japanese global leaders by integrating JETRO’s survey of Japanese companies on talent management issues, the experience of nurturing cultural synergy in Hamamatsu community, as well as the academic definition and current research trend of global leaders.

Masataka Ota, Ph.D. Professor, Faculty of Commerce, Waseda UniversityYukiko Konishi, Research Associate (Ph.D. Candidate), Faculty of Commerce, Waseda University

Kaori Ono, Ph.D. Candidate, Graduate School of Commerce, Waseda University

Kazufumi Tanaka, Director, Emerging Economies Business Development Support Division, Business Development Support Department, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

Marie Matsuoka, Chief and Intercultural Coordinator of the Hamamatsu Foundation for International Communication and Exchange (HICE)

TRACK C

“Tools and Solutions to enhance cultural adaptability”

This session introduces the cases where Hofstede 6D Model served as a solution to the diversity management and M&A of Japanese companies.

Mikiko Katsu, Manager, Global Talent Development Group, Senior Consultant, CICOM BRAINS Inc.

Mizuno Shigeru, Associate partner, itim Japan Inc.

Ralf van Haastregt, Associate Partner, itim International

Mari Fujii, Director, itim Japan, Associate Partner, itim International


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