News & Highlights

  • OCTOBER 2017
  • FACULTY IN THE NEWS

HBS Professor Tsedal Neely's New Book on Rakuten's Language Practices

Tsedal Neely, associate professor in the Organizational Behavior unit, discusses corporate language strategies and their importance for globalization in her new book "The Language of Global Succes: How a Common Tongue Transforms Multinational Organizations." Neely gives an in-depth look at the Japanese company, Rakuten, and how the firm navigates its English lingua franca mandate over a period of five years.
  • APRIL 2017
  • EVENTS

Professor Ethan Bernstein in Tokyo

Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Berol Corporation Fellow, Ethan Bernstein, studies the impact of workplace transparency on productivity, with implications for leadership, collaboration, organization design, and new forms of organizing. In April, he traveled to Tokyo to present his recent research on "digitizing leadership" to a group of 30+ alumni from the region. He also connected his research to a new Immersive Field Course HBS is offering to EC students in the coming academic year - "Japan; Innovation through the Fusion of Digital and Analog," being co-taught by Bernstein and Professor Management Practice, Hirotaka Takeuchi.
  • March 2017
  • MBA CURRICULUM

Japan IFC 2017: What 43 HBS Students Learned From Entrepreneurs in Tohoku

The Japan IFC (Immersive Field Course), an HBS MBA elective course taught by Professor Hirotaka Takeuchi, was completed with another huge success in January 2017. The program started as a response to the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011 and has been offered for the six consecutive years. This year, the program was held under the theme of “Tohoku: The World’s Test Market for Authentic Entrepreneurship” from January 4 to January 13.

New Research on the Region

  • May 2018
  • Teaching Material

Abe on Womenomics, part 1: Introductions & Japan's Corporate Culture: Excerpt from Opening Address to the World Assembly of Women, Tokyo, August 28, 2015

This video supplement part one of a lightly edited 2015 speech by Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe in which he describes Womenomics--policies and aspirations to promote greater economic participation by Japan's women, thereby promoting economic growth, greater work/life balance, and, implicitly, increased gender equality. Presented to an international convocation of women, Abe's remarks include international comparisons and commitments. The speech (in Japanese with English subtitles) is presented both in its entirety and in three segments to offer faculty flexibility to use part or all of it in support of the paper case, "Womenomics in Japan," HBS No. 417-002. This is the first segment of the speech.

  • May 2018
  • Teaching Material

Abe on Womenomics, part 2: Women as Leaders - Policies & Exemplars: Excerpt from Opening Address to the World Assembly of Women, Tokyo, August 28, 2015

This video supplement is a lightly edited excerpt from a 2015 speech by Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe in which he describes Womenomics--policies and aspirations to promote greater economic participation by Japan's women, thereby promoting economic growth, greater work/life balance, and, implicitly, increased gender equality. Presented to an international convocation of women, Abe's remarks include international comparisons and commitments. The speech (in Japanese with English subtitles) is presented both in its entirety and in three segments to offer faculty flexibility to use part or all of it in support of the paper case, "Womenomics in Japan," HBS No. 417-002. This is the second segment of the speech.

  • May 2018
  • Teaching Material

Abe on Womenomics, part 3: International Efforts & Conclusions: Excerpt from Opening Address to the World Assembly of Women, Tokyo, August 28, 2015

This video supplement is a lightly edited excerpt of a 2015 speech by Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe in which he describes Womenomics--policies and aspirations to promote greater economic participation by Japan's women, thereby promoting economic growth, greater work/life balance, and, implicitly, increased gender equality. Presented to an international convocation of women, Abe's remarks include international comparisons and commitments. The speech (in Japanese with English subtitles) is presented both in its entirety and in three segments to offer faculty flexibility to use part or all of it in support of the paper case, "Womenomics in Japan," HBS No. 417-002. This video is the third segment of the speech.

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