October 14, 2021 “Innovative Hospitality Management” Special lecture by Daiko Matsuyama, the deputy head priest of Taizoin temple in Kyoto
October 17, 2021 Prof. Yoshinori Hara delivered a keynote address at the annual conference of Service Science Society of Taiwan
November 24-25, 2021 The 1st Conference on Asian Inclusive Smart Cities in the Post Covid 19 Arena
A new showcase page “Women in Research” has launched to highlight our female researchers’ wide range of expertise and experience
Professor Tomoki Sekiguchi became President of the Association of Japanese Business Studies (AJBS)
17 July, 2021 Online Meeting of the International Project Management Program (i-PM) and the Project Operations Management Program (POM) for 2021 Workshop I Presentation
July 7, 2021 The paper co-authored by Associate Professor Keiji Murakami received the “Global Business Journal Award” from the Society of Global Business.
Associate Professor Takanori Adachi receives the Association’s Prize 2020 of the Japan Association of Applied Economics
The paper co-authored by Professor Tomoki Sekiguchi was selected as the finalist for the FIU/AIB Best Theory Paper Award at the 2021 Academy of International Business Annual Meeting
- Admission October 27, 2021 Successful Applicants of Intl programs (i-BA, i-PM) 2022
- Exchange October 27, 2021 October 17, 2021 Prof. Yoshinori Hara delivered a keynote address at the annual conference of Service Science Society of Taiwan
- Admission October 20, 2021 Admission 2022: Kyoto-Cornell Intl Collaborative Degree (Second Round)
- Information August 11, 2021 A new showcase page “Women in Research” has launched to highlight our female researchers’ wide range of expertise and experience
- Information August 06, 2021 Professor Tomoki Sekiguchi became President of the Association of Japanese Business Studies (AJBS)
Students with Work Experience
Center for Research in Business Administration
- Mizuho Securities Endowment (Corporate Finance)
- City and Town Management by Public-Private Partnerships
- Integrated Port Logistics Chair
- Road Asset Management Policy Chair
- Management Accounting Endowment Research Center (Japan Institute of Management Accounting Professionals)
- Kyoto Valley for Manufacturing and Innovation（JOHNAN）
- Global Social Entrepreneurship
- International Mega Infrastructure Management Policy Chair
- Integrated Hospitality (Green House) Exective education
- Plutus Cosulting
- Private Equity (Polaris Capital Group) Endowment
- Art, Communication Design and Organizational Management
Introduction MBA program
I’m interested in business management and administration by studying the knowledge of economics, accounting and marketing when I was an undergraduate.
The management of Japanese companies is very famous all over the world, and there are plenty of excellent management principles created by them. Since I want to get a job at a company like them and learn more about management and administration, it's better for me to get some knowledge of it. So, I aimed at the MBA, which is also a popular major.
And one more important reason why I chose Kyoto University GSM is that the time was just right. When I came to Japan, it was just the time of submitting the application. I did not want to lose this opportunity, so delivered rapidly and took the exam.
After 14 years of experience in the field of inbound tourism to Japan at the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) both offices in Japan and abroad, I started my business in 2018. In addition to organizing my experience in tourism marketing academically, I wanted to learn business administration systematically in order to maximize my company's value. There are only a few MBAs in Japan that specialize in tourism, and it is a unique experience to be able to put myself in the best environment for studying "tourism" in Kyoto, which has the best history and popularity.
Although I studied business theory at University, I was uneasy about putting this knowledge to practical use. GSM's philosophy is "Educational system that bridges advanced management research and highly specialized practices." I chose to enroll in GSM because I thought that I would be able to learn how to connect theory and practice. GSM also has a variety of students. Ranging from new graduates to experienced professionals. There are many international students, many courses offered in English as well, and an environment where you can learn different ways of thinking. I thought that by putting myself in such an environment, I could grow greatly. Also, as a foreigner myself, Kyoto is a very attractive city. To study in such a culturally rich city was definitely a deciding factor.
As the Japanese manufacturing industry is losing its dominance in the global market, I was responsible for creating new businesses, mainly IT solutions. However, I began to question the gap between the practice and theory of creating new businesses. This was when I felt the need to find a solution to fill this ‘gap’ by approaching the practical side of new business creation theoretically. If this research could lead to raise Japan’s global position down the road, it would greatly contribute to society. This motivated me to pursue a Master’s degree. I specifically chose GSM because the professor who specializes in design as well as business studies was at GSM. GSM offers courses on service perspectives, which is an essential for future new businesses. I also felt GSM has a great environment to research Japanese companies.
My research interests include corporate strategy, corporate governance, international business, business history, and especially the evolution of large enterprises in developed and emerging economies.
After majoring in Architecture of Engineering and working in the construction field in Japan, I joined the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV) out of a desire to work overseas.
My research efforts to date have given me with opportunities to create ideas that explain what we see in the service sector.