"Japanese Business Strategies under Abenomics"
Date: Oct. 7, 2015
Time: 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: UC San Diego, The Great Hall
Presenter: Pacific Leadership Fellow Reiko Akiike, Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group (BCG); Discussant: Ulrike Schaede, Professor, GPS
"Abenomics” – a new policy regime under Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe – aims to revive the Japanese economy by addressing macroeconomic challenges and pushing Japanese companies to a new level of global competitiveness. Even as some observers remain critical, Japan has in fact introduced a large number of measures that change the incentives and pressures faced by Japanese CEOs. How have they responded? What is happening in the business strategy realm in Japan as of 2015, and what are the truly important developments that should not be overlooked?
A reception will be held following the talk.
Reiko Akiike is partner and managing director at Boston Consulting Group. Her work focuses on strategy development and implementation, post-merger integration, change management and business turnaround, for clients in the manufacturing, high tech and infrastructure industries. Prior to BCG, Ms. Akiike was a managing director at the Industrial Revitalization Corporation of Japan (IRCJ), which was a very successful government-sponsored private equity fund tasked with revitalizing the Japanese economy. She also has previous work experience at Kirin Brewery Company and McKinsey & Company. Ms. Akiike holds a master’s degree from the faculty of science and engineering at Waseda University, as well as a M.S. degree from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. During her residency, she will discuss a wide range of topics, from Japan’s energy policy situation, innovation and entrepreneurship, to women and Japanese management.
Ulrike Schaede, is professor of Japanese Business and the head of the International Management track at the School. She is the director of the Japan Forum for Innovation and Technology and executive director of the Center on Emerging and Pacific Economies at the School. The leading authority on Japanese business organization, strategy and management, Schaede’s book “Choose and Focus: Japanese Business Strategies for the 21st Century” was published in 2008. Her main areas of research are Japan’s corporate strategy, business organization, management, financial markets and government-business relations. Read full bio.
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Center on Global Transformation
The UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy's Center on Emerging and Pacific Economies (EmPac) is now the Center on Global Transformation (CGT). Technological transformations open new opportunities and disrupt old patterns. Founded in 2006, CGT will provide a new framework for vanguard exploration of topics critical to analyzing and shaping the forces of economic change in a deeply inter-connected, thoroughly dynamic world. CGT and its Pacific Leadership Fellows Program focus on academic inquiry and policy analysis of international issues.