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@At Kochi University of Technology, in cooperation with Cabinet Office, wefve begun offering a set of extended lectures gRegional Vitalization System Theoryh. These are focused on developing practical management skills and designing business models that makes practical use of area resources (forests, agriculture, nature, and manpower). Guest speakers include members of public officials in charge of regional vitalization, specialized topic experts, university professors, and Management Department faculty.
@The lectures in section I aim to instill an awareness and willingness to participate in regional vitalization projects, as well as help teach participants to develop business models that make use of area resources. Section II consists of lectures from a wide range of experts including members of local government, businesses, and Non-profit Organizations.

Regional Vitalization System Theory II


#1 November 1, 2010

1) 9:00`10:30
Lecture: Kochi Prefectural Business Models; Industry Promotion Trends
Instructor: Seigo Nasu, PhD (Dean of Management Department)

2) 10:40`12:10
Lecture: Customer Satisfaction and Marketing: Securing Profits with Happy Customers
Instructor: Hirokazu Wakagi (Professor and Dean of KUT Management Department)

3) 13:10`14:40
Special Lecture: Grappling with Globally Sustainable Development: Examples and Issues
Instructor: Masanori Nagano (Professor, specialty of Regional Cooperation Organization)

4) 14:50`16:20
Lecture: Corporate Accounting Basics for Small Business Planners and Self-Governing Entities
Instructor: Yoshihiro Murase (Professor at KUT)

5) 16:30`18:00
Lecture: Engineering Technology and Management of Supply Chains
Instructor: Osamu Tomizawa, PhD (Former Dean of KUT Management Department)
Yasuyoshi Sakamoto (Associate Professor at KUT Management Department)

#2 November 8, 2010

1) 9:00`10:30
Lecture: Planning and Management for Regional Vitalization
Instructor: Atsuyoshi Suekane, PhD (Professor at KUT Management Department)

2) 10:40`12:10
Lecture: Tactics for Handling Changes in the Management Environment
Instructor: Shintaro Katsura (Associate Professor at KUT Management Department)

3) 13:10`14:40
Special Lecture: The Case of Umajimurafs Regional Vitalization
Instructor: Shoji Kinoshita (Head of Umaji Village Industrial Constriction Department)

4) 14:50`16:20
Lecture: Cost Management Basics for Small Business Planners and Self-Governing Entities
Instructor: Hiroko Sono (Associate Professor at KUT Management Department)

5) 16:30`18:00
Lecture: Basics of Organizational Management Resources (Human, Information and Network)
Instructor: Makoto Hirano (Professor at KUT Management Department)

#3 November 15, 2010

1) 9:00`10:30
Special Lecture: The Present State of the Tosa Knive Industry
Instructor: Takeshi Nishiyama (Director of Tosa Cutlery Alliance Support Union)

2) 10:40`12:10
Group Session: Design a business plan for Tosa Cutleries (step 1)

3) 13:10`14:40
Group Session: Design a business plan for Tosa Cutleries (step 2)

4) 14:50`16:20
Group Session: Design a business plan for Tosa Cutleries (step 3)

5) 16:30`18:00
Presentation and Debate of Each Groups Proposed Business Model
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