Innovations in Business Schools

29–31 October 2018 | Nagoya, Japan

Asia Pacific
Annual Conference

29–31 October 2018 | Nagoya, Japan

Asia Pacific Annual Conference

29–31 October 2018 | Nagoya, Japan 

As we consider the challenges facing the Asia Pacific region—including aging populations, rising environmental concerns, and talent shortages—we are forced to marvel at the resilience and continuous reinvention that occurs in this region. Join distinguished speakers and management education leaders from across the Asia Pacific region to consider how current challenges can be converted into innovations and how business schools are leading this change.

Topics include:

  • Strengthening regional business school partnerships
  • Incorporating current tech trends into curriculum
  • Rethinking entrepreneurship
  • Interactive teaching and learning approaches
  • Social responsibility for (future) leaders

Bonus: Don't miss an exclusive tour of Toyota's production plant in Nagoya and a guided campus tour of NUCB Business School. 


Transformation Toward Design Driven Institutions

The mechanism creating innovation is required transformation due to the backdrop of service economy, complex system issues, and development of information technology. Now service systems are considered a value co-creation platform. It is important to model service systems considering temporal change and analyze the transformation to ensure we meet the needs of the stakeholders of the business school. This session will encompass service design processes that business schools could/should adapt, what this model means for future leaders and how we should be preparing our students.

Presented by:
Yuriko Sawatani, Professor, Graduate School of Management, NUCB Business School, Director, Center for Entrepreneurship, and CEO, Design for ALL, Future Creation-by-Design Thinking

Hideki Shibata, Senior Design Manager, IBM Japan

Who Should Attend

Deans, associate deans, department chairs, and faculty at business schools in the Asia Pacific region, as well as professionals from business schools worldwide working or seeking to work with schools in the region.

"A fabulous conference to learn and discuss the future of global business education!"

Dr. Joe Lin, CEO of AACSB team, Soochow University

Conference Chair

Yasutomi Kitahara
Dean and Professor, NUCB Business School

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