International Business Workshop(RIEBセミナー共催)

2019年6月12日(水)10:00 ~ 15:20

International Business Workshop


日時 2019年6月12日(水)10:00 ~ 15:20
会場 神戸大学経済経営研究所 調査室(兼松記念館1階)
対象 教員、院生、学部生、および同等の知識をお持ちの方
使用言語 英語
Ralf BEBENROTH(神戸大学経済経営研究所)
Keynote speech: Some Approaches to Reduce the Rigor-relevance Gap in Management Research
Joachim WOLF(Institute of Business Administration, Christian Albrechts-University zu Kiel [Gernamy])
My presentation rests on the assumption that management research, like business administration research in general, is not a basic science, but an application-oriented science. I further argue that management research suffers from a significant gap between scientific rigor and practical relevance. This rigor-relevance gap is not only the consequence of the currently prevailing institutional context in the scientific system. Even in this context, individual scholars can reduce the gap between rigorous and practically relevant research by modifying their research work. Thus, I will discuss a number of approaches management scholars could follow to reduce this gap without relativizing the importance of scientific rigor. Such approaches should be followed because many management studies do not fully exploit the possibilities to increase their practical relevance while maintaining scientific rigor. Most of the suggestions refer to individual scholars' research activities and relate to specific steps in the (empirical) research process. Of course, the presented discussion does not imply that all management studies should be practically oriented; basic research will remain a very important part of management research. However, we believe that not enough management research studies are significantly influenced by practical relevance.
Management Research while Interacting with Business People: Experiences of a Japanese Academic Management Scholar
石井 真一(大阪市立大学大学院経営学研究科)
Circumstances of Japanese academic management business scholars have been transforming drastically in recent years. Although research and career background of experienced Japanese business scholars can be categorized into a traditional concept, Japanese scholars are seemingly adapting for a different rule set at teaching students and conducting their own research. This session will consider the transitional stage of Japanese academic management researcher to the stand point of business practitioners such as managers. The presenter would like to shed light on motives for managers to cooperate with management academics.
11:40~13:30 休憩(昼食)
A Structured Approach to Understand Product Distribution in the Digital Age
Jaffer HUSSAINEE(Institute of Business and Accounting, Kwansei Gakuin University and Entrepreneur)
• Rapid and disruptive developments in technology are continuously redefining commerce. Product distribution, being an inseparable part of commerce, what is also changing and evolving at a dizzily high pace.
• Product Distribution Framework is our attempt to help businesses think, understand, and evaluate the trade-offs of existing and future innovations that are disrupting this critical aspects of commerce.
•Major components of the framework will be presented and the impact of technology will be discussed using new-age products as examples.
14:10~14:30 休憩
Media Choice among Austrian and Japanese Employees. Evidence from a Japanese-European International Joint Venture
Lara MAKOWSKI-KOMURA(Graduate School of Business Administration, Kobe University)
The study aims to identify the communication media which is used most frequently, and which communication media is regarded as most efficient when the communication occurs in English as a lingua franca. Furthermore, it is examined if the media choice differs among managers of a Japanese-European International Joint Venture, considering their nationalities. Based on the tenets of media richness theory, media synchronicity theory and intercultural communication the study finds that on average, email is the most frequently communication media, followed by video and skype, face-to-face, and phone communication, while the order differs slightly in terms of perceived efficiency. Email communication again tops the list, it is however followed by face-to-face, video and skype, and lastly phone communication. It is furthermore found, that the choice of media and their perceived efficiency varies between Austrian and Japanese managers.
Ralf BEBENROTH(神戸大学経済経営研究所)