International University of Japan

Graduate School of International Management

The IUJ Case Center

Establishment of IUJ Case Center

The Graduate School of International Management (GSIM) at International University of Japan (IUJ) opens on October 16th 2015 the IUJ Case Center (hereinafter referred to as “ICC”).

The mission of GSIM emphasizes on developing socially-responsible global business leaders. We at GSIM highly value ethical integrity and professionalism. To intensify the engagement of our students with practitioners and real world business practices, we are organizing various on-site visits, workshops, and are promoting case method as our main pedagogy. The ICC is established with the vision of fostering these activities.

Objective

“To contribute to management education through high quality research, development, and publication of case studies on organizations, especially in the Asian context.”

Sound managerial decision-making requires the ability to integrate information and knowledge from across functional areas. Such capabilities can be nurtured in a classroom by creating an environment wherein students are compelled to integrate concepts from across various disciplines in arriving at a decision. From the pedagogical point of view case studies and discussions provide an excellent way to achieve the same.

We, at IUJ, aim to leverage our close association with our industry and institutional partners in contributing to management education by developing high quality materials for the academic, and the practitioner communities. Currently we are engaging with fifty-four sponsoring corporations within the framework of the Global Partnership Program for the human resource development and best business practice enhancement through degree and non-degree executive trainings.

Activities

  • Facilitate the development of case studies by encouraging interactions between academia and industry
  • Publish case studies developed by or in collaboration with the center’s members
  • Promote interdisciplinary approach in delivering management education
  • Promote the case method of teaching across educational institutions in the Asia Pacific region

Additional Activities

In addition to the development of case studies on managerial decision-making, the ICC will facilitate and engage in the development of supplementary teaching materials in the form of:

  • Background notes on specific management concepts
  • Opinion pieces based on interviews with business leaders
  • Industry Analyses
  • Working examples in the form of management games, worksheets and in-class exercises
  • Organizing workshops on the case method of teaching

Center Management

Director: Dr. Zaw Zaw Aung

Deputy Director: Dr. Nora Sharkasi

A partial list of business cases produced by GSIM faculty

Masao Ogura’s Haulage Revolution: Home Delivery Service (Takkyubin) by Sáez, Francisco J.; Riquelme, Hernán; Kase, Kimio (5-Aug-05) DG-1484-E IESE BUSINESS SCHOOL

Nissan: The Ghosn Era by Kase, Kimio; Riquelme, Hernán; Sáez, Francisco J. (8-Aug-05) DG-1482-E IESE BUSINESS SCHOOL

Chihiro Kanagawa, President of Shin-Etsu Chemical by Sáez, Francisco J.; Riquelme, Hernán; Kase, Kimio
(20-Aug-05) DG-1483-E IESE BUSINESS SCHOOL

SOBOCE: Turnaround and Growth in an Unstable Economy by K. Kase, F. Escobar, P. Parada (28-Oct-05)
DG-1486-E IESE BUSINESS SCHOOL

Norio Ohga: The Fifth President of Sony Corporation, by Sáez, Francisco J.; Riquelme, Hernán; Kase, Kimio (20-Jan-06) DG-1481-E IESE BUSINESS SCHOOL

Adecco: Sports Sponsorship as Part of a Company’s competitive Strategy by YÁÑEZ O.; MARTÍ, CARLOS; KASE, KIMIO ( 31-Aug-06) DG-1492-E IESE BUSINESS SCHOOL

Time Out (A): Signing Up a Basketball Player by YÁÑEZ O.; MARTÍ, CARLOS; KASE, KIMIO; URRUTIA DE HOYOS, IGNACIO ( 26-Fb-07) C-743-E IESE BUSINESS SCHOOL

Time Out (B): Parents Also Play by Yáñez O.; Martí, Carlos; Kase, Kimio; Urrutia de Hoyos, Ignacio (26-Feb-07) C-744-E IESE BUSINESS SCHOOL

Liu Chuanzhi, Lenovo’s founder by K. Kase, F. Xu (15-Oct-07) DG-1521-E IESE BUSINESS SCHOOL

Banco Santander: CEOs as Leaders and Strategy Designers by KASE, KIMIO; MARINELLI, FEDERICO (3-Jun-09) SM-1534-E IESE BUSINESS SCHOOL

A Tale of Two Logicos: Clash of Inductive and Deductive Reasoning in Launching a New Technology by
A. Slocum, K. Kase        (18-Nov-10) SM-1563-E IESE BUSINESS SCHOOL

Imperial Japanese Army: The Essence of Failure by K. Kase (24-Feb-11) SM-1558-E IESE BUSINESS SCHOOL

Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospitals: Dr. Beat Richner’s Lifework by K. Kase, L. Olivares (4-Mar-11) SM-1548-E IESE BUSINESS SCHOOL

Stan Shih, Acer’s Founder by GUERRERO, ANTONIO; KASE, KIMIO (28-Apr-11) SM-1557-E IESE BUSINESS SCHOOL

Huawei: A Silent Chinese Telecom Multinational by ZHANG, YINGYING; KASE, KIMIO (28-Apr-11) SM-1560-E IESE BUSINESS SCHOOL

Virgin’s Pursuit: Sir Richard Branson’s Dilemmas in Creating a Presence in Retail Financial Services by BÁTIZ-LAZO, BERNARDO; KASE, KIMIO (23-Jun-11) SM-1559-E IESE BUSINESS SCHOOL

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (NPS) by KASE, KIMIO; NONAKA, IKUJIRO; INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION COMMISSIO (3-Sep-12) SM-1579-E IESE BUSINESS SCHOOL

Sazo Idemitsu, the Founder of Idemitsu Kosan by C. Gonzalez, K. Kase (22-May-14) SM-1609-E IESE BUSINESS SCHOOL

Uesugi Pharmaceutical Company: Is the globalisation the only solution? By Katsuhiro Karasawa, Satoshi Seii, Kimio Kase (Forthcoming)