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“The Japanese Miracle: Lessons and Challenges” Open Lecture
April 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
About the Event:
This presentation is an overview of Japan’s remarkable growth from the ashes of defeat after World War II to the world’s second largest economy in less than a half a century. The lecture will cover the basic principles of “Japanese management,” including labor relations, business groups, and government business relations, as well as how Japanese society and culture have supported economic growth. It will further discuss recent changes and challenges in Japanese business and society, in particular, aging population, status of women, and the difficulty of managing change in Japan’s highly structured and inflexible corporate system.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Christina Ahmadjian is a professor of management at the Graduate School of Business Administration at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, Japan. She has published and lectured extensively on comparative corporate governance, globalization of capital, business groups, and Japanese business and management. Her work has appeared in top-ranked global journals including American Sociological Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Organization Science, and she currently serves as an Associate Editor for Administrative Science Quarterly. She directs the Shibusawa Scholar Program, a global leadership development program open to outstanding undergraduates at Hitotsubashi University. She previously served as Dean of the Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy and as an assistant professor at Columbia Business School. She currently is a non-executive director at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan Exchange Group (parent company of the Tokyo Stock Exchange), and Sumitomo Electric Industries. She received an A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard University, an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and a PhD from Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. She is an American citizen and has lived in Japan for 23 years.