Team Dynamics and Diversity: Japanese Corporate Experiences

BOOK LAUNCH: Associate Professor Lisbeth Clausen, ICM, has published a new book

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 14:00 to 16:00

Lisbeth Clausen

Book Launch by Lisbeth Clausen

Department of Intercultural Communication and Management (ICM) and Asia Research Centre (ARC) at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) are happy to invite to the launch of the new (2015) book:

“Team Dynamics and Diversity:

Japanese Corporate Experiences” (CBS Press).



Welcome to CBS, Dorte Salskov-Iversen, Head of Department – Dept. of Intercultural Communication and Management, CBS

A different publication experience, Birgit Vrå-san, Director of CBS Press


Teamwork, ‘womenomics’ and foreign talent as part of the Japanese economic solution, His Excellency the Japanese Ambassador to Denmark Mr Seishi Suei

14:20 The dynamics of high-performing teams, Lisbeth Clausen, Ph.D., Associate Professor and author
15:00 Setting a team from a global pool of talent – the case of Microsoft Japan, Junko Sasaki, Executive Manager

Team challenges in a subsidiary turnaround – the case of ECCO Japan, Rikke Dahl- Thorup, former President and turnaround responsible

15:30 Reception – wine and appetisers

Date & time:

Friday 10 April, 2015 14.00-16.00


CBS, Kilen (The Wedge) room Ks54, 2000 Frederiksberg


Please register with your name, position/title and organisation by sending an email to no later than Monday April 6, 2015.
Participation is free of charge and participants will have the opportunity of acquiring the book at a discounted price.

Book information:

This book addresses team dynamics and diversity in business management in multinationals in Japan. Japan provides an important place for studying teams, particularly in light of its contributions to management history. The Japanese are ubiquitously known for their teamwork with attention to detail, efficiency and work philosophy of continuous improvement - lean. Penetrating the Japanese market provides substantial challenges for international companies and setting the right teams are of utmost importance towards reaching this goal. The participating corporations are Bang & Olufsen, Ecco, Coloplast, Novo Nordisk, Microsoft, Sony and Huawei. The Danish companies are outstanding in their advanced values of work-life balance. American companies have explicit and elaborate diversity policies, and Chinese corporations inspire with an unforeseen drive for results and straightforward pragmatic business ways. Teams in Tokyo-based multinationals bring insights into the Japanese government’s recent initiatives of including international talent and the female workforce in the Japanese drive for economic progress. Multinationals in Tokyo thus shed light on team dynamics and processes in the interface between traditionally Japanese ways (conserving uniqueness) and international corporations that bring in new inspiration and act as catalysts of change.



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