Challenges in Japanese Management
Japan is the world’s third largest economy and a key player in a wide range of fields such as automobiles, electronics and high-tech manufacturing. The remarkable growth of the country’s economy from the 1960’s to the 1980’s has often been attributed to the efficient and comprehensive approach of Japanese management. However, since the period of strong growth came to an abrupt halt in the 1990’s, Japanese management has been facing new challenges such as loss of productivity, low growth rates and a lack of diversity in the light of the current demographic shift.
The symposium will focus on historic and recent developments in Japanese management as well as on specific recent challenges. The aim is to discuss answers from politics and business and the efforts that are being made to confront these issues.