Management Education in Japan


  • Norio Kambayashi, Kobe University
  • Masaya Morita, Kansai University
  • Yoko Okabe, Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan

The changing nature of education and training systems in Japanese firms is reviewed with focus on developments of management education in Japanese universities. Based on a contextual model, this book examines whether the MBA education system in the Japanese business schools is useful for human resource development in Japanese firms and discusses the importance of developments of Japanese-specific methods of management education.
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Students and academics in Asian studies


Book information

  • Published: January 2008
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84334-218-2

Table of Contents

Introduction: The contexts of management education in Japan; Curriculum in leading business schools in Japan; Japanese firms’ expectations to management education from the viewpoint of management; Students’ expectations to management education from the viewpoint of employees; Comparison on MBA holders’ careers/qualities between Japan and US why do some Japanese employees select to study in American business schools instead of Japanese ones? Management education in corporate universities; Comparisons of management education between these corporate universities and authentic universities; Conclusion summary and implications for practitioners and academics.