GMF Program 2024
Program Application
Student Capacity: 30 
Application Deadline: Feb. 19, Monday
Final Student List Announcement: no later than Feb. 26, Monday

**Selection Priority:
1. R8>R9>R10>R11>R12 
2. First come first serve
**Authorization Code will be distributed during the course add/drop period (2/19-3/1)

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Important Dates & Syllabus
Online Info Session: Jan. 19 (Fri.) 14:30-15:30
Lectures: 
May 5 & 12 (Sun.) 9:30-11:30Jhong Guang Hall, 2F, Bldg 1, CoM  DATE CHANGED!
Study Trip in Kyoto: June 11-14 (Tue.-Fri.)

Syllabus
 
Site Info
1. Kyoto University  
Yoshidahonmachi, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, 606-8501日本  GOOGLE MAP  
Building 34 (Research Building #2) CAMPUS MAP

2. Yuuhisai Koudoukan 有斐斎弘道館
日本〒602-8006 Kyoto, Kamigyo Ward, Mototsuchimikadocho, 524-1 上長者町通  GOOGLE MAP


3. HILLTOP株式会社 京都本社
Narute-1-30 Okubocho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0033日本  GOOGLE MAP


4. Seifusou Villa清風荘
2-1 Tanaka Sekidencho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, 606-8203日本  GOOGLE MAP 


5. Two Rabbits Brewing Co.
241 Miyauchicho, Omihachiman, Shiga 523-0828日本   GOOGLE MAP
Time/ Schedule

Date / Time

Place

Activities / Module

Hrs

1/19 (Fri.)

14:30-15:30

(Taipei Time)

Online

Info session

  1. Information about the course

1

5/5 (Sun.)

9:30-11:30

(Taipei Time)

Jhong Guang Hall

Introductory content, Digital Transformation I

 

  1. This module will introduce the students to core concepts and problems around Digital Transformation. Concepts will include definitions, linkage of culture and tech, incremental and large-scale processes, Design Moves for scalable businesses (Zhang et al., 2015).
  2. A key point will be the graphic cycle of Kääriäinen et al. (2020).

Materials: materials compiled by W. Baber; article by Kääriäinen et al. (2020)

2

5/12 (Sun.)

9:30-11:30

(Taipei Time)

Jhong Guang Hall

Introductory content, Negotiation I

 

  1. Key concepts such as distributive and integrative negotiation, strategies, BATNA, ZOPA, anchoring etc. will be introduced. Students will receive materials to prepare for a simulation in Kyoto.

Materials: materials compiled by W. Baber from “Practical Business Negotiation” (2020).

2

6/11 (Tue.)

AM:

 

(Kyoto Time)

KU campus

Negotiation II;

Cross Cultural Management –  Communication

 

  1. We will deepen our understanding of negotiation by visiting concepts around preparation, phases, interacting with counterparties, New Value Creation, and shareholder management and satisfaction.

Materials: materials compiled by W. Baber from “Practical Business Negotiation” (2020).

3.5

PM:

 

(Kyoto Time)

 

KU campus

Negotiation event with Kyoto GSM students

(preparation, interaction, debrief)

 

  1. A live negotiation simulation. Students from NTU will mix on teams with Kyoto University MBA students to represent one side of a negotiation. After the negotiation there will be a debriefing and analysis of what happened, how, and why.

Materials: Case designed by W. Baber

3.5

6/12 (Wed.)

AM:

 

 (Kyoto Time)

Yuhisai Kodokan (Kyoto center)

Japanese Business Culture

(Tea event at Yuhisai Kodokan) 

  1. Presentation and discussion around current Japanese business culture including its merits and demerits.
  2. The tea event, in Kyoto City, will reinforce the learnings and share some of the processes from pre-modern times that are deeply rooted in Japanese interactions.

Materials: Articles by W. Baber and others

3.5

PM:

 

(Kyoto Time)

 

Hilltop Inc., Uji

Digital transformation case firm

(Visit to Hilltop, Inc.)

 

We will move to the Hilltop location in Uji, just outside of Kyoto city. We will see the location and, if scheduling is possible, hear from the semi-retired Chairman who saw the company through continual transformation from the 1980s to 2020.

Materials: “Business Model Innovation: A Japanese SME Driven to Full Digitalization by Corporate Philosophy” Baber et al. (2020).

3.5

6/13 (Thu.)

AM:

 

(Kyoto Time)

Seifusou Villa

(near campus)

Cross Cultural Management – Acculturation Processes

(Visit to Seifusou Villa清風荘)

 

  1. We will investigate acculturation of business workers and leaders to new cultures. Core concepts of acculturation theory (Barry, IHRM concepts, hybrid managers) will be matched to practice through examples.
  2. We will visit Seifusou, a traditional villa and garden owned by the University. We will learn about the design styles and caretaking of the site in the context of cross cultural awareness and interaction.

 

Materials: “Cognitive Negotiation Schemata in the IT Industries of Japan and Finland” Baber & Ojala (2015).

3.5

PM:

 

(Kyoto Time)

 

KU campus

Japanese Business Leadership

  1. We will learn about typical business leadership styles in Japan, positive and negative aspects, with some reflection on well known leaders and trends in leadership.
  2. Tentatively to be led by Dr. A. Colpan, Kyoto University.

3.5

6/14 (Fri.)

AM:

 

(Kyoto Time)

KU campus

Digital Transformation II

  1. We will learn about digital transformation in smaller organizations with comparison to a larger one (a multinational bank). The smaller firm managed digital transformation under pressure of the Covid pandemic. The larger firm has struggled with mixed success and failure.

Materials: “Incremental Digital Transformation in Finance: Creating an Unstoppable DX Ratchet” Baber, et al. (2023).

3.5

PM:

 

(Kyoto Time)

 

Two Rabbits Brewing Co.

Entrepreneurship in Japan, – food manufacturing

(Visit to Two Rabbits Brewing Co. (premium craft beer))

  1. We will visit the case firm described in Digital Transformation II. Students will:
  1. view the production facilities and retail site
  2. hear from the founder about his cross cultural experience starting a business in Japan
  3. Q&A with the founder.

 

  1. We will also visit a traditional Shinto shrine (Hachiman) to consider its business model(s) as an ancient but innovative Japanese organization.

Materials: as prepared by the founder of TRBC.

3.5

Info Session

★★★DATE CHANGED!★★★
 Lectures: May 5 & 12 (Sun.) 9:30-11:30 - Jhong Guang Hall, 2F, Bldg 1, CoM  



Video: Click here to watch
PowerPoint (PDF file): Click here to download

Info Session Agenda

Time

Agenda

Personnel

14:30-14:32

Opening remarks

Prof. Audrey / Gina

14:32-14:35

Professor Baber introduces himself

Prof. Baber

14:35-15:10

Go over Course syllabus, company visit, field trip introduction

Prof. Baber

15:10-15:30

QA

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