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Heritage Culture and Business, Kyoto Style

Heritage Culture and Business, Kyoto Style

Craftsmanship in the Creative Economy

Murayama Yuzo
Translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter

Published Titles / Business & Economics


Published by JPIC | ISBN 978-4-86658-058-6 (Hardcover) | 160 pages | 210mm (h) x 148mm (w) | March 2019

About the Book

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, Murayama’s work covers everything from distinct management styles aimed at increasing workforce motivation to the development of capabilities that yield products with high cultural value, and innovation for the sake of business continuity. This book is packed with valuable hints for the future management of not only Japanese firms but also businesses worldwide.

About the Author


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).









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Original Japanese Version / 原書情報

京都型ビジネス 独創と継続の経営術

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