This Joint Forum of Shizenkan University (Tokyo) and IESE Business School (Barcelona) welcomes Professor Mike Rosenberg of the Strategic Management Department of IESE Business School to discuss how geopolitics can help you and your company prepare for geopolitical events such as the escalating trade war between China and the US.
● What are the fundamental challenges that the increasingly unstable social and political landscape brings to multinational corporations?
● How can leaders hedge business risks stemming from events such as social unrest, terrorist attacks, armed conflicts, and trade disputes?
● How can leaders decode the flood of daily news about world affairs and see the big trends underlying them?
Many large companies are accelerating their expansion into emerging economies, while relying on oversimplified frameworks to make decisions and complex matrix organizations to make things happen. When critical events do happen (such as terrorist attacks or civil wars), senior executives and the companies they lead are often taken by surprise. As the world shifts to a less stable geopolitical structure, only firms that can acquire a better capability to foresee and prepare for change will prevail over the long term.
Going beyond a simplistic understanding of different countries and territories has become necessary. Join us for a discussion of the geopolitical issues that can be the cause of success or failure in different markets, and let’s explore together, the strategies for dealing with global and local complexity, as well as introduce innovative ideas on organization.

Monday, November 30
19:00 〜 20:30


Geopolitics is now critical for leaders
Professor of the Practice of Management of Strategic Management
• Doctor of Philosophy (Management), Cranfield University
• Master’s in Business Administration, IESE, University of Navarra
• Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University of Michigan

Professor Rosenberg lectures in IESE’s MBA and Executive Education programs, where he teaches strategy, geopolitics, and sustainability and publishes a weekly blog on these topics under the title Doing Business on the Earth.

His first book, titled Strategy and Sustainability (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), is an exploration of the link between business and the environment and looks at the issue more from the perspective of business executives rather than that of environmentalists. The second book is titled Strategy and Geopolitics (Emerald, 2017) and is written to encourage business leaders to pay more attention to what is happening around the planet. Both books offer his own frameworks for looking at these two issues.

From 2004-2009, Professor Rosenberg managed IESE’s International Executive Education Unit. He is currently the Academic Director for the Advanced Management Program in Media Entertainment and has co-edited Managing Media Businesses (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), which is based on the course. Rosenberg is also the Academic Director for a Short Focused Program called Leading in a Matrix Organization at IESE’s campus in New York City, as well as a for a number of Custom Programs for corporate clients of the school.

Prior to join IESE Business School, Rosenberg was the Automotive Practice Leader of Heidrick & Struggles and prior to that he spent 15 years as a Management consultant in Europe, North America and Asia for A.T. Kearney and for Arthur D. Little, primarily in the automotive sector.

Monday, November 30
19:00 〜 20:30
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