Journal of Japan Industrial Management Association
Online ISSN : 2187-9079
Print ISSN : 1342-2618
ISSN-L : 1342-2618
Volume 60 , Issue 3
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    2009 Volume 60 Issue 3 Pages Cover5-
    Published: August 15, 2009
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    2009 Volume 60 Issue 3 Pages Cover6-
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    2009 Volume 60 Issue 3 Pages Toc3-
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  • Masahiro UKITA, Yoshinari YANAGAWA, Shigeji MIYAZAKI
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    2009 Volume 60 Issue 3 Pages 119-127
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    Data envelopment analysis (DEA) is a technique to measure relative effectiveness based on a ratio scale for industries. DEA is widely used everywhere and for various models. Inverted data envelopment analysis (IDEA) is an extended model of DEA. In this study, we review business analysis using DEA and IDEA. These analysis methods analyze an object based on efficiency/inefficiency. However, a new problem has arisen in business analysis methods where the domains of efficiency and inefficiency are interconnected. We propose an improvement, suggesting a better business analysis technique. We evaluated the technique by performing a numerical value experiment with real numerical values and compared the original technique with the proposed method. As a result, by solving some examples, the proposed method meets some general practical needs of business analysis. One problem is that a unitary evaluation does not exist because the proposed method evaluates the object from the aspects of both efficiency and inefficiency. The proposed method has no problem in determining the level of efficiency, and can lead a result which will be accepted by the evaluation of individual changing parameters.
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  • Hiroyuki MASUDA, Shinya KIKUCHI, Takeshi ARAI
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    2009 Volume 60 Issue 3 Pages 128-144
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    This study aims to develop a method for determining effective retail store layout designs using agent-based simulation. The subject of this research is drugstore layouts. In this paper, we attempt to bridge theoretical knowledge from two fields; the complexity adaptive systems theory and marketing science. The system that we propose in this paper is represented through a bottom-up, multi-agent simulation model. Using simulation as a tool, we acquire new knowledge of customer performance in the store. This method has been applied in customer flow management under certain environments such as 1) the installation site of point-of-purchase advertising, 2) bargain counters and 3) store shelf layout. Then, we verify whether these simulation outcomes reflect reality by making comparisons with actual sales data and a customers' questionnaire. The agent-based simulation was built using the KK-MAS tool kit. Screenshots of the simulations are shown in this paper. Under this scheme, the output is a methodological framework that can assist a designer to build an efficient shop layout.
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  • Mitsuyoshi HIRATSUKA, Koichi OSAWA
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    2009 Volume 60 Issue 3 Pages 145-152
    Published: August 15, 2009
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    The innovation speed in the fields of information communications and electronics is exceedingly fast. For this reason, in the case that patent trolls intentionally delay a claim for damages for companies that infringe on patents, it is likely to be difficult for the companies to recover from damage caused by the delay, even if the delay period is for one or two years. The Japanese Civil Code provides a statute of limitations of three years to exercise one's rights. This, however, differs from the realities of the technology, in which the delay of a year or two matters materially. Considering a U.S. doctrine that is an effective defense to exercise rights with unreasonable delay, we herein propose flexible limitations to such delayed conduct in preparation for events should patent trolls appear in Japan in the future.
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    2009 Volume 60 Issue 3 Pages App10-
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    2009 Volume 60 Issue 3 Pages App11-
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    2009 Volume 60 Issue 3 Pages App13-
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    2009 Volume 60 Issue 3 Pages Cover7-
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    2009 Volume 60 Issue 3 Pages Toc4-
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  • Hisashi YAMAMOTO
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    2009 Volume 60 Issue 3 Pages 153-
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  • Shiko LIN, Kyoko YUKAWA, Hideko HIRATUKA
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    2009 Volume 60 Issue 3 Pages 154-164
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    With the mass retirement of the skilled engineers(year 2007 problem), and with the hot pursuit of the emerging nations such as China, Japan's manufacturing strength is shaking. How should Japan maintain and enhance its Manufacturing DNA? In this paper, we focus on mother plant as a device which consolidates skills and knowledge of Japanese manufacturing industry. In order to support the formulation of manufacturing strategy that leads to Japanese manufacturing industry to survive in the world market, we aim at providing check tools that would allow the relevant firms to comprehend the current status of their Manufacturing DNA, as well as to construct their own DNA portfolio. Using 27 keywords extracted from 56 advanced cases of mother plant. five types of Manufacturing DNA were devised, and an attempt was made to develop a check sheet. Then by applying the check sheet to five cases, it was verified that we can indicate the characteristics of each firm's strategy in clearly understandable terms.
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  • Christopher O'Brien
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    2009 Volume 60 Issue 3 Pages 165-169
    Published: August 15, 2009
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    In this paper we review some of the developments which have taken place in China in management education and training and the challenges and opportunities which Management education faces in taking China into the next major phase of its industrial development and economic reform. We comment upon the role which overseas universities can make to providing such education, and especially the trans-national approach to establishing a global university pioneered by the University of Nottingham.
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  • Agostino VILLA, Teresa TAURINO
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    2009 Volume 60 Issue 3 Pages 170-174
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    This paper describes the evolution of managerial concepts and methods in the industrial sector by using as paradigm the re-engineering process fired by the necessity of manufacturing a new final product. Based on the experience done in developing research projects funded by the European Commission (EC), the growing diffusion of Industrial Districts, their main strength and weakness, are discussed, and some hints on the recent research programs funded by EC are briefly reported. The emerging interest of transferring managerial methods from Industrial Districts to networks of human-centered services, as healthcare, is then presented.
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  • Tomoichi STAO
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    2009 Volume 60 Issue 3 Pages 175-182
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    In this paper, the general definition of risk-based project value (RPV) is proposed for the evaluation of projects with complex network diagrams containing serial and parallel activities. RPV can be calculated based on cash flows and the risk probabilities of termination associated with project activities. RPV analysis aims at overcoming the limitations of static evaluation methods such as discounted cash flow (DCF), which are applicable only to projects in the planning phase. The definition of the contributed value (CV) of an activity to the project is also defined. The CV is proportional to the risk probability. Risk-based project progress measurement can be calculated using the CV. A numerical case study on a new product development project shows that risk-based progress measurement is more sensitive to early intellectual activities than the conventional cost-based method.
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  • Katsumi MORIKAWA, Katsuhiko TAKAHASHI, Daisuke HIROTANI, Takayuki KATA ...
    Type: Article
    2009 Volume 60 Issue 3 Pages 183-190
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  • Shigeru HAYASHI, Kunihiko HIGA
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    2009 Volume 60 Issue 3 Pages 191-196
    Published: August 15, 2009
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    Among previous research on the e-Commerce growth process, the following model building and verification study is the latest. The model building study is based on the following three hypotheses based on literature review. They are; (h1): the difference of purchase behavior among customer segments can be explained by trust and value; (h2): trust and value are mutually influential, and jointly determine the purchase behavior of EC customers; and (h3): a trust building process and a value establishing process contain multiple stages respectively. In the model verification study these hypotheses were tested and verified by responses to a questionnaire survey, and it was proven that the proposed model is valid. This study aims to enhance this staged growth model as a framework for analyzing the e-Commerce growth process and factors. Specifically, at first, this study describes the questionnaire survey conducted to analyze factors that differentiate each stage of trust and value. Next, the statistical analysis method used in this study is described. Lastly, by analyzing statistically significant factors, differentiating factors among stages are identified. Results indicate that 10 trust factors are required to be boosted up from trust stage1 to stage2, and 4 factors from stage2 to stage3. Also, 9 value factors are required to be boosted up from value stage1 to stage2, and 8 factors from stage2 to stage3. Thus, by using this model, the factors required for moving up customers to higher stages can be identified, and the usefulness of the model as a framework for analyzing the e-Commerce growth process and factors is verified. Also, as the strategies to move up the customers to the next stages can be derived from its outcomes, its usefulness as a tool for developing growth strategies of individual e-Commerce is proven.
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