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Management Theory

Management Theory

Course Highlights Introductory class on Management Theory. The lecture gives theoretical foundation and current issue on the basic topics of management.. Main contents (and key words) are as follows: (1) Introduction (managerial renaissance) (2) Diversification (survival time, diversification strategy, M&A) (3) Portfolio (product portfolio management, learning curve, global management) (4) Executive (managerial capitalism, separation of ownership and control, visible hand) (5) Group (Zaibatsu, managerial revolution, organizational capabilities) (6) Culture (dimensions of national culture, corporate culture, organizational activation) (7) Function (management process school, functions of executives, essentials of management) (8) Strategy (strategy and structure, game theoretic strategy, essentials of strategy) (9) Organization (systems approach, program, firm as boundary, technical core, self-determination) (10) Principle (decision principles, evolution of cooperation, Japanese style of management, lukewarm feeling, decision-making by flight, perspective).


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