November 17, 2021 Professors Yoshinori Hara and Spring H. Han participated as invited speakers at the special session on Serviceology during the annual conference of the Korea Society of IT Services
A new showcase page “Women in Research” has launched to highlight our female researchers’ wide range of expertise and experience
- Information December 01, 2021 The first issue of the GSM newsletter
- Exchange November 25, 2021 November 17, 2021 Professors Yoshinori Hara and Spring H. Han participated as invited speakers at the special session on Serviceology during the annual conference of the Korea Society of IT Services
- Admission October 29, 2021 Successful Applicants: KC-CDO 2022
- 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
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
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.
Prior to the Kyoto-Cornell International Collaborative Degree Opportunity (KC-CDO), I had the privilege to have worked with more than ten international companies across Healthcare, Industrial, TMT, Consumer and Services sectors for eight years being a global private equity executive.
With a passion in business and hospitality as well as to potentially starting my own business in Japan, I seek to equip myself with more operational knowledge for my future careers. The Graduate School of Management (GSM) of Kyoto University was an obvious choice for me with its KC-CDO program which combines the merits of both a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at Kyoto University and a Master of Management in Hospitality (MMH) degree at Cornell University.
Furthermore, I plan to further my studies in Japanese language during the MBA program in Kyoto University such that I can fully immerse myself in the Japanese business environment. I have personally invested in various properties in Kyoto and am exploring further hospitality and real estate ventures in the region.
When I consider a place to go for my further education, I always look into their curriculum and their faculty staff. For an MBA program, I believe it is very important for the student to learn a practical knowledge which they can use immediately in their workplace. I found out that MBA program on Graduate School of Management in Kyoto University provide a unique approach where they combine the practical knowledge and research. A lot of the course taught by a person with professional experience background. My Project Finance class were taught by real professional from JBIC – Japanese institution which provide Project Finance facility for many Projects in the world, Corporate Finance class taught by Professor from Mizuho which is one of the largest bank in Japan, etc. And if you want to do research project, you can do it in the Workshop. This is the reason I choose GSM.
The Philippine government’s push for the advancement of regional development in the Philippines convinced me that pursuing further studies in Masters in Business Administration as it will greatly contribute to my personal development. The theoretical part of the program equipped me with the necessary and appropriate theoretical foundation and analytical tools needed in order to pursue researches related to regional development in the context of business and management. Further, its subjects were able to provide me an experience of the entire spectrum of product development, intellectual property acquisition and business development which may be applicable to researches related to inclusive business models. Another distinguishing feature of this program is its multi-disciplinary approach because it includes an understanding of development policies, business and economics, which allowed me to relate current economic conditions and issues to business operations at the firm level using local and international research data. I think this is appropriate for me since it combines appropriate research orientation and broad macroeconomic policies with business realities and contributes to policy-making activities by seeking strategies to address societal problems.
My research efforts to date have given me with opportunities to create ideas that explain what we see in the service sector.
I received my Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Economics and Certificate from the Cross-Boundary Innovation Program (Ph.D. Program for Leading Graduate Schools) of Osaka University.
My research interests include corporate strategy, corporate governance, international business, business history, and especially the evolution of large enterprises in developed and emerging economies.