Leading international business requires the learning of global leadership competencies that
allow managers to flexibly navigate across cultures. This explorative study investigates the mechanism
by which global leadership competencies are acquired from a meta-cognitive approach. Indepth
interviews and a web-survey were conducted in Asian and Europe. Results confirmed that 1)
all managers faced new and difficult challenges during international business assignments, 2) the necessary
leadership competencies were both common and idiosyncratic across cultures, and 3) global
managers, regardless of their nationalities, experienced “double-loop learning” while acquiring new
global leadership competencies though “breakthrough experiences” during international business assignments.
In the 21st century, the affective/kansei values of industrial products are considered very
important. However, since not many studies have focused on the kawaii attributes, we focus on a systematic
analysis of kawaii interfaces themselves, that is kawaii feelings caused by the attributes such
as shapes, colors, and materials. This article introduces the results of our experiments for abstract
objects in virtual environment and obtained tendencies on kawaii attributes such as kawaii shapes and
kawaii colors as kawaii rules.
TRAFST (Transdisciplinary Federation of Science and Technology) was established on
April 7th, 2003 as the federation consisting of 43 academic societies which extend over arts and sciences.
Getting the acquisition of NPO status on October, 2005, TRAFST reached the 10th anniversary
in 2003. In addition to the definition of the idea on Transdisciplinary Science and Technology and
its popularization activity, including KOTO-TSUKURI Declaration, TRAFST issued a wide range of
policy proposals and some influence to our society. On the occasion of 10th anniversary, the board
of directors inquired of its planning and business committee a draft of mid-long term activity plan
looking ahead 10 years of TRAFST. The planning and business committee started a working group
consisting of four members in establishing the mid-long term vision. This article is the reorganized
overview assembled by WG members accepting the request of the bulletin editorial committee in
the intention to have all people including the academic membership societies in TRAFST share the
contents which were reported on April, 2014 as “mid-long term vision 2014” at the general assembly
meeting of TRAFST.
This paper is trying to establish an approach of the Integrated Risk Management which
is focusing especially on the methodology and usage of a balanced approach in strategic planning
using risk appetite concept. Risk appetite is not yet so common, but it is very important concept
in risk management, in particular, in dealing with strategic risks. The aim of this approach is not
to avoid risks, but to take risks reasonably for increasing the enterprise value. This approach is not
fully established, therefore, two case studies are presented for better understanding of its gist and
improving this approach and methodologies further.
In this paper, I describe the trends in Integrated Reporting, then, I analyze by selecting
the five companies of Japanese manufacturing industry that is doing the disclosure fulfilling and
progressive approach for Integrated Reporting. As a result, initiatives to contribute to the management
sophistication, such as implementation of the materiality assessment, long-term management vision
development and the setting and monitoring of metrics have been extracted. In addition, in these
efforts, clarification and sharing of management philosophy can be recognized as a common point.
We propose a methodology for Innovation Process Technology by Dual ComBine Analysis
and Purpose Engineering. This methodology consists of purpose orchestration for target creation,
innovation concept design and mind means encounter process. This technical area can be formulated
as the trilateral matching problem. Dual ComBine Analysis will be effective approach to the problem.
This article describes fundamental characteristics of JIMA (Japan Industrial Management
Association). JIMA was established in 1950, aiming at incorporating engineering approach
to management of manufacturing companies. JIMA covers wide range of engineering approaches,
concepts, and methodologies, and its scope is expanded to such industries as service and information
techniques. The article also discusses current issues and future directions of JIMA from the viewpoint
of rejuvenation and internationalization of its activities.
Japan Association for Planning and Public Management (JAPPM) was founded on 27
August, 1977, and has currently 1,300 members. The main objective of the JAPPM is to establish
“Planning and Public Management” as an academic field. In order to reach this goal, it is essential
that scientists, administrators and businesses in a variety of fields related to planning, administration
and public management should cooperate with each other to progress their transdisciplinary studies