Nov 30th 2018, Cross-cultural Management Workshop with Gracia Liu-Farrer
Cross-cultural Management Workshop with Gracia Liu-Farrer
On 30th November 2018 student of the Cross-cultural management seminar received a lecture about American and Chinese entrepreneurs’ cultural adjustment and networking in Japan from Professor William Baber (Kyoto University) and their supervisor Professor Rolf D. Schlunze. Professor Gracia Liu-Farrer from Waseda University was invited to present her research. She introduced her recent book project entitled Immigrant Japan: Mobility and belonging in an ethno-nationalist society and previous research on Labor migration from China to Japan. CHI Cheng (Cindy) presented her PhD project on a Chinese managers’ networking in Africa and received constructive critiques. In the third part of the workshop Gracia presented her research entitled “Changing Career Practices on the Globalizing Labor Market: the Challenges to the Corporate Japan”. Conflicts and contradictions of HR policy towards globalization in Japanese workplaces were made obvious. We discussed then how rigid images nurturing ethnocentric behavior are nowadays transforming towards concepts that promote a more integrative society making possible intercultural workplaces also in Japan.