2021 R&D Activities of Global Companies E

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Izumi Akira  Shitanoki Yuki  Negishi Yasushi    Ohmura Kazuyuki  Udagawa Atsushi  Oku Taisuke  Yamanaka Manabu 
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Course description and aims

Lecturers who are managers of foreign-affiliated companies based overseas for various industrial fields give lectures on the business of their companies, R&D activities, cooperate cultures and values, and the business relationship between an overseas head office and Japanese subsidiaries. In addition, lecturers give on their own career development such as why they decided to join their companies.

The purpose of the course is for doctoral students to consider the contents of lectures as role models for their own future career building, and to find lessons from them, regardless of whether the technical fields or businesses in which lecturers are engaged are of interest to students.

Therefore, it is expected to actively ask questions from students to lecturers, rather than passively listening to the lectures, in order to utilize effectively contents of the lectures for each students career building.

Distribution of lecture materials, submission of reports, and communication related to lectures will be done using the OCWi system.

Student learning outcomes

Students will utilize the contents of lectures as a role model for their career building by understanding the following;
・ The actual situations of various industries, and philosophy, research and development, and business of global companies that are in a leading position in their industrial fields.
・ Career building of people who work for foreign-affiliated companies.

Course taught by instructors with work experience

Applicable How instructors' work experience benefits the course
Managers, who are at the forefront of companies that lead globally in various industries, introduce the philosophy, R&D and business of the company to which they belong based on their own experience, and how to build their own careers.


Foreign-affiliated company, R&D, Global business, Career development

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Omnibus-style lectures will be done by lecturers from leading global companies from a variety of industries that employ engineering professionals in Japan.

NEGISHI Yasushi, IBM Research,
FUJIOKA Masanobu, Ericsson Japan,
OHMURA Kazuyuki, GE Healthcare Japan,
UDAGAWA Atsushi, 3M Japan Innovation,
OKU Taisuke, P&G,
YAMANAKA Manabu, Caterpillar,

Schedule and contents are subject to change due to lecturers' convenience.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 SHITANOKI Yuki, DuPont, Assignments related to the content of the lecture will be given.
Class 2 NEGISHI Yasushi, IBM Research, Assignments related to the content of the lecture will be given.
Class 3 FUJIOKA Masanobu, Ericsson Japan, Assignments related to the content of the lecture will be given.
Class 4 OHMURA Kazuyuki, GE Healthcare Japan, Assignments related to the content of the lecture will be given.
Class 5 UDAGAWA Atsushi, 3M Japan Innovation, Assignments related to the content of the lecture will be given.
Class 6 OKU Taisuke, P&G, Assignments related to the content of the lecture will be given.
Class 7 YAMANAKA Manabu, Caterpillar, Assignments related to the content of the lecture will be given.



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Assessment criteria and methods

・In each lecture, students are required to submit a report on given assignments. In that report, how deeply they understand and consider the assignments from the perspective of developing their future career will be evaluated. 

Related courses

  • LAC.C601 : Doctoral Career Design

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

English language skill enough to understand contents of lectures is required.
Students can write reports in English or Japanese.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

・E-mail :iidpinfo[at]jim.titech.ac.jp
・Tokyo Tech mail service No :S6-1


Please refer to the URL below for a list of career development courses offered by the Innovator and Inventor Development Platform (IIDP), including this course, and lecturers' introductions.

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