In an increasingly globalized economy and the shift to a knowledge economy, how to make best use of global management of Japanese corporations is put into question in order for them to survive global competition. How to construct innovation and supply chains in global corporate management is of particular and crucial importance in determining the international competitiveness of enterprises. Inside and outside Japan there are global corporations that take a global approach based on the competitive advantage they established at home, and those that take a metanational approach based on competitive advantage they established beyond their national borders. These firms are competing fiercely against each other in today's tri-polar market.
As Japanese corporations extend their operations globally, where should they find the optimal locations for their innovation and supply chains, and how should they combine their optimal resources in global corporate management to maintain dynamic competitiveness on a global scale? At the same time, in today's Asia, where U.S. and European corporations are increasing their presence and where local firms are becoming more competitive, how can Japanese enterprises maintain and further strengthen their competitive advantage?
During this symposium centered around RIETI's research results, participants including Professor Yves Doz, a pioneer in global corporate management, will discuss the issues and challenges Japanese firms will be facing in global corporate management. Discussion will focus on case studies of 1) overseas general semiconductor firms; 2) global innovation and corporate management of the domestic and overseas pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, and 3) the evolution of production, research and development of Japanese firms in the ASEAN area (Thailand's automotive sector). The symposium will further look into the policy implications as they relate to economic partnership agreements (EPAs) in the Asian region.
- Time and Date:
9:30-18:15, Thursday, January 26, 2006
Hall, Shinsei Bank (1st Floor, Head Office, 2-1-8 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
Japanese / English (with simultaneous interpretation)
- Charge: ¥2,000 (an official receipt will be issued)
(Student discount ¥1,000. Please present your student ID at the reception desk.)
- Hosts: Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)
- Contact: RIETI
KATAGIRI Yuki (Ms.), (Tel: 03-3501-8398)
* Streaming video footage of and handouts pertaining to the symposium will be available for downloading from the RIETI website after the event.
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