Heritage Culture and Business, Kyoto Style: Craftsmanship in the Creative Economy (JAPAN LIBRARY) (英語) 単行本 – 2019/3/27
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Kyoto, where world-class high-tech industries exist alongside heritage industries. Achieving highly competitive strength by keeping a step ahead of the global standard while maintaining the spirit of harmony that distinguishes Japanese style management: What is the essence of this style of management? How has Kyoto's living traditional culture as a part of daily life been preserved? A thorough study of various unique approaches, based on interviews with managers and craftspeople, covering everything from distinct management styles aimed at increasing work force motivation to develop capabilities that yield products with high cultural value, as well as innovation for the sake of business continuity. This book is packed with valuable hints for the future management of not only Japanese firms but for the future of businesses worldwide.
A Doshisha Business School professor, Murayama Yuzo also served as vice president of Doshisha University from 2014–2016. He was born in the Nishijin district of Kyoto and, after graduating from Doshisha, earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Washington. Before becoming a professor, he was a securities analyst for Nomura Research Institute at its Tokyo head office and London branch and researched high-tech industries in Europe and the United States. At present, he is an independent director of JR West and a member of the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry Smart Business Support Team. He is a recognized authority on business aspects of heritage industries. He received the Fujita Future Management Economic Award for Tekunoshisutemu tenkan no senryaku [Strategy of techno system conversion] (NHK Books, 2000), and the Most Outstanding Book Award from the Japan Association for International Security for Keizai anzen hosho o kangaeru [A consideration of economic security] (NHK Books, 2003).