(Video) Presentation at Columbia Business School: “Global Leadership Challenges for Japanese Companies”

Video of luncheon zadankai discussion titled Global Leadership Challenges for Japanese Companies, featuring Sheena Iyengar , S.T. Lee Professor of Business Columbia Business School. Moderated by Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business Columbia Business School.

Many Japanese companies are increasingly pursuing growth strategies that emphasize markets outside of Japan. Professor Iyengar will discuss the leadership challenges faced by these companies as well as several growth strategies they are pursuing. She will also describe her own research and an education initiative on global leadership, which she is working to introduce in Japan. She will address and invite discussion on issues such as language skills, cultural intelligence, decision making styles, networking, and the seniority system.

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The Board Director Training Institute (BDTI) is a "public interest" nonprofit in Japan dedicated to training about directorship, corporate governance, and related management techniques. It is certified by the Japanese government to conduct these activities as a regulated nonprofit. Read a summary about BDTI here, and see a menu of its services for both corporations and investors here.

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