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Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

Venue

Hotel New Otani (Main Bld), Room Yu
4-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 102-8578,
Phone : 81-3-3265-1111 Fax : 81-3-3221-2619

Registration Info

Language: English – Japanese (simultaneous interpretation)
Admission: free,
Registration via e-mail: forum@dijtokyo.org



The German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) and The Institute of Leadership and Organisation, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich (LMU) in collaboration with Japan Management Association (JMA) are cordially inviting corporate managers to an information event on

Overcoming the Challenges of Multinational Teamwork
Introducing an International Research Project on the Effectiveness of Multinational Teams

September 18, 2015

Background and aim

The information event is part of an on-going international research project that investigates the “Effectiveness of multicultural teams”. Key results of previous research will be presented and the newly starting Japan project conducted jointly by the Institute of Leadership and Organisation at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich and German Institute for Japanese Studies in Tokyo will be introduced.

Information about the research project, the planned survey and the research team can be found here.

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Presentations

2:30 P.M.
(Reception opening)

3:00 P.M. - 3:10 P.M.
Welcome

3:10 P.M. - 3:40 P.M.
Global Strategies Demand Global Collaboration

Martn Hoegl, LMU Munich

Global collaborations within and between companies are typically organized in multinational teams consisting of members from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Despite the potential benefits of multinational teams, various challenges to collaboration persist. Prof. Martin Hoegl will present some key results from recent studies on collaboration and leadership in multinational teams. Based on the results of the studies, key challenges of multinational teamwork will be presented, along with suggestions of how to successfully overcome such challenges and install multinational teamwork.

3:40 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Q&A, moderated by Tobias Söldner

4:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
The Japan Project

Julia Backhaus, LMU Munich

The Institute of Leadership and Organisation at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich and German Institute for Japanese Studies in Tokyo are planning an online survey among Japanese companies. Julia Backhaus, member of the research team in Munich, will explain the structure, content and implementation of the survey and how survey results will be reported back to participating companies.

4:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Q&A, moderated by Tobias Söldner

5:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.
Time for networking

Projects

Effective Multinational Teamwork in the Japanese Context (EMTJ Study)