Announcement: Conference on Transformation of Global and Japanese Business in Digital Age, in Kyoto (Japan)!
Organizers: William W. Baber (Kyoto University, Japan) & Anshuman Khare (Athabasca University, Canada)
Conference Adviser: Hiroki Ishikura (Osaka Gakuin University, Japan)
Business today is facing unprecedented change especially due to the adoption of new, digital technologies, with a noticeable transformation of manufacturing and services. The changes have been brought by advanced robotics, the emergence of artificial intelligence, and digital networks that are growing in size and capability as the number of connected devices explodes.
In addition, there are advanced manufacturing and collaborative connected platforms, including machine-to-machine communications. Adoption of digital technology has caused process disruptions in both the manufacturing and services sectors and led to new business models and new products. This Conference explores how the business transformation taking place in Japan is influenced by the digital revolution and how it impacts the Japanese traditions and culture.
International scholars, policy makers and practitioners from Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, UK, USA and Canada will join a strong group of speakers from Japan.
This Conference is planned around the release of the edited book “Transforming Japanese Business: Rising to the Digital Challenge” being published by Springer Asia and is due to be released in January 2020.
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