Future of Business and Finance
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Transforming Japanese Business

Rising to the Digital Challenge

Editors: Khare, Anshuman, Ishikura, Hiroki, Baber, William (Eds.)

  • Discusses how Japanese business landscape is changing with the emergence of digital technology and what practices are succeeding
  • Informs how Japanese industry is adapting, or not, to changes in digital technology. Exposes gaps and strengths in digitalization in Japan
  • Presents theoretical and practical cases from Japan that will inform business and academic readers 
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About this book

This book explores how the business transformation taking place in Japan is influenced by the digital revolution. Its chapters present approaches and examples from sectors commonly understood to be visible arenas of digital transformation—3D printing and mobility, for instance—as well as some from not-so-obvious sectors, such as retail, services, and fintech.

Business today is facing unprecedented change especially due to the adoption of new, digital technologies, with a noticeable transformation of manufacturing and services. The changes have been brought by advanced robotics, the emergence of artificial intelligence, and digital networks that are growing in size and capability as the number of connected devices explodes. In addition, there are advanced manufacturing and collaborative connected platforms, including machine-to-machine communications. Adoption of digital technology has caused process disruptions in both the manufacturing and services sectors and led to new business models and new products. 

While examining the preparedness of the Japanese economy to embrace these changes, the book explores the impact of digitally influenced changes on some selected sectors from a Japanese perspective. It paints a big picture in explaining how a previously manufacturing-centric, successful economy adopts change to retain and rebuild success in the global environment. Japan as a whole is embracing, yet also avoiding—innovating but also restricting—various forms of digitalization of life and work. The book, with its 17 chapters, is a collaborative effort of individuals contributing diverse points of view as technologists, academics, and managers.

About the authors

Anshuman Khare is Professor in Operations Management at Athabasca University, Canada. He joined Athabasca University in January 2000. He is an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow and has completed two post-doctoral terms at Johannes Gutenberg Universität in Mainz, Germany. He is also a former Monbusho Scholar, having completed a postdoctoral assignment at Ryukoku University in Kyoto, Japan. He has published a number of books and research papers on a wide range of topics. His research focuses on environmental regulation impacts on industry, just-in-time manufacturing, supply chain management, sustainability, cities and climate change, online business education, etc. He is passionate about online business education. Anshuman serves as the Editor of IAFOR Journal of Business and Management, Associate Editor of International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education published by Emerald and is on the Editorial Board of International Journal of Applied Management and Technology.

Hiroki Ishikura is a professor for the Department of Commerce in Osaka Gakuin University, Japan and used to be an assistant professor Kyoto University.  He received a Doctor of Engineering degree from Kyoto Institute of Technology and graduated from Fukui University textile engineering department. His research interests lie in Manufacturing Systems. He is closely involved with academic societies such as the International Journal of the Japan Society for Production Management (Editor in Chief), International Journal of Standardization (Editor in Chief), International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management (UK) as Editorial Board Member and the Society for Standardization Research (Vice Chairman), the Society of Japan Production Management (Director), the Textile Machinery Society of Japan (Fellow), International and Domestic Technologies, Japan (Secretariat) and Textile Research Journal, USA as a reviewer.

William W. Baber has combined education with business throughout his career, his professional experience has included economic development in the State of Maryland, language services in the Washington, DC area, supporting business starters in Japan, and teaching business students in Japan, Europe, and Canada. He taught English in the Economics and Business Administration Departments of Ritsumeikan University, Japan before joining the Graduate School of Management at Kyoto University where he is Associate Professor in addition to holding courses at University of Vienna and University of Jyväskylä.  His courses include Business Negotiation, Cross Cultural Management, and Management Communication. He is lead author of the 2015 textbook “Practical Business Negotiation” and conducts research in the areas of business models, negotiation, and acculturation particularly in relation to Japan. He can be reached via email (baber@gsm.kyoto-u.ac.jp) and Linked In. He completed his PhD on intercultural adjustment of expatriate workers in Japan in 2016 at University of Jyväsklä, Finland. In 2004 he earned a Master of Education from University of Maryland in Instructional Systems Design. 

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
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Hardcover $74.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transforming Japanese Business
Book Subtitle
Rising to the Digital Challenge
Editors
  • Anshuman Khare
  • Hiroki Ishikura
  • William Baber
Series Title
Future of Business and Finance
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-0327-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-0327-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-0326-9
Series ISSN
2662-2467
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 275
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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