Business Management Studies
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Print ISSN : 1349-3566
ISSN-L : 1349-3566
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  • A Proposal of the Concept of “Disaster Prevention Management”
    Takahiro SUZUKI
    2020 Volume 16 Pages 1-28
    Published: 2020
    Released: June 01, 2020
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    Every year, Japan suffers from natural disasters, and the human and economic damage is severe. Regarding earthquakes, there is fear of a huge earthquake, and the government is further promoting countermeasures against earthquake disasters. On the other hand, in the economical society, there is an increasing trend to evaluate medium- to long-term growth and sustainability of companies, and emphasize non-financial information as seen from the increase in ESG investment. As an example, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry is promoting “Health and Productivity Management”, an effort to create an environment where companies can gain social recognition by visualizing their investment in employees, which is a management asset, and its return on the investment. In view of this, to simultaneously improve community and social disaster prevention capabilities along with corporate value, the concept of “Disaster Prevention Management” was proposed as a means of strategically implementing disaster prevention policies from the perspective of CSR, and its significance and effect were considered. As a result, it was possible to establish the superiority of Disaster Prevention Management in the economic society, and confirm its effectiveness as an approach to realize a sustainable society.
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  • From an Educational case at the Agricultural Meister University in Korea
    Nariaki NISHIYA, Naohito UCHIDA, Shin-Ichirou SAKAMOTO
    2020 Volume 16 Pages 29-44
    Published: 2020
    Released: June 01, 2020
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    This paper will study the regional revitalization of Korea. Especially in Korea, emphasis is placed on education to revitalize the region. In contrast, Japan is pursuing product development, character development, and local food culture. Here is the difference in the way of thinking about regional revitalization in Korea and Japan. In Korea, we wanted to manage farmers efficiently for the production of agricultural products. Therefore, we established “Agricultural Meister University” which is a new educational institution. This enabled each region in Korea to produce high quality agricultural products. This is because Korea and Japan, which emphasize education, have different views. In other words, Korea introduced the concept of managing agriculture. The main subjects are business management, marketing, bookkeeping, and leadership theory. This study considers promoting agricultural management. This is a plan to revitalize agriculture by having many farmers learn business management.
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  • The Significance and Benefits of a Generalized Normal-Form Game
    Tsuyoshi YOSHIOKA
    2020 Volume 16 Pages 45-50
    Published: 2020
    Released: June 01, 2020
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    In a previous study, the author defined a broad payoff and generalized normal-form game, and discussed the usefulness of these definitions using general topology, a branch of mathematics. Furthermore, this was shown to be useful as a new definition of a normal-form game in view of actual economic and business activities. As a result, a mathematical method that deals with non-quantifiable information about economic and business activities was proposed, and it has been suggested that information that could only be determined empirically can be recognized as having a clear basis with a mathematical background. However, although the mathematical method was proposed, it does not mention its significance in specific business situations. The current study therefore discusses the significance and benefits of the above results, focusing on re- recognizing the Japanese management concept and the possibility of expanding the subject using game theory.
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  • Keiko KAWATA, Toshiro KITA
    2020 Volume 16 Pages 51-66
    Published: 2020
    Released: June 01, 2020
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    One of the human resources that lead entrepreneur businesses is called “Producer-Type Human Resources” (Kawata 2006, 2007). They acquire the resources necessary to realize their ideas and launch new services and products. Research on such human resources that belong to an organization is important, but not many researchs have been conducted in Japan. Therefore, in this study, we have created a scale that can measure producership. This study consists of two studies. The first study is the creation of a producership scale utilizing the competence model of producer-type human resources from previous studies. The second study is using the produced producership scale to compare the producer-type human resources that belong to an organization and independent producer-type human resources. As a result of these studies, the producership scale was composed of 5 factors including “Innovation Oriented”, “Interpersonal Behavior”, “Effectuation”, “Growth Environment”, and “Breakthrough”, and 27 subscales. And it was proved that this scale can measure producership. In addition, a comparison between the producer-type human resources that belong to an organization and independent producer-type human resources showed that there was a significant difference in the “effectuation factor”.
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  • Hayashi Junichi
    2020 Volume 16 Pages 67-89
    Published: 2020
    Released: June 01, 2020
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    The UK Corporate Governance regulations have changed considerably. First, the UK Corporate Governance Code was revised in July 2018. Second, the Kingman Review was published in December 2018, in which the FRC (Financial Reporting Council) was criticised, and it also included criticism of the operational evaluation of the UK Stewardship Code. Third, the revised UK Stewardship Code was proposed in January 2019. Based on the changes in the UK Corporate Governance Code and the Kingman Review, numerous major changes were proposed. Based on abundant public information, this study organises and analyses the history, contents, and reaction of corporations and institutional investors, concerning the revised UK Corporate Governance Code and proposed revision of the UK Stewardship Code. Using these thick description, implications for Japan are suggested, including whether the sustainable value for society should be included in the purpose of stewardship, who should evaluate the stewardship activities by institutional investors and how this should be done, and whether Japan’s Stewardship Code should include the concept of ‘Apply and Explain’, which was proposed in the revised UK Stewardship Code.
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  • Product Development of the Inoue Buddhist Altar Shop Judging from a Marketing Theory
    Matsutaka Ohashi
    2020 Volume 16 Pages 91-104
    Published: 2020
    Released: June 01, 2020
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    The aim of this paper is to examine the product development of the traditional manufacturing company in Japan. The target of the study is Inoue Buddhist Altar Shop that was established in 1901. This company has created original products that made use of the Hikone craftsmens techniques. This paper studies the “Black & Gold Collection” that is the Inoue Buddhist Altar Shop’s first brand. This brand is made up of five product categories(flower vase, wall hanging, table/rack, storage box, illumination). This brand also has a good reputation in foreign countries. For these reasons, this paper examines the “Black & Gold Collection” brand strategy. Specifically, it examines product related activities and product characteristics. As a result of doing this examination, it became clear that Inoue Buddhist Altar Shop reduced the product development risk by cooperating with various actors. On the other hand, it was revealed that Inoue Buddhist Altar Shop had problems in areas such as a product concept and design.
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