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Bringing interesting topics and people to our global community of students, alumni, and leaders in business and government to empower, educate and inspire. 

In each webinar we will bring experts from industry to our community with the purpose of sparking thought, connecting people, and stimulating engaging discussions.

Our 2020-2021 webinar series has concluded. See list below for recordings:
Parissa Haghirian Portrait

Surviving Crises - Lessons Learned from Japan

Wednesday, May 26, 2021


Parissa Haghirian is a Professor of International Management at Sophia University, Tokyo. She has lived and worked in Japan since 2004 and is an internationally renowned expert in international management, specializing in Japanese management. In this webinar,Parissa presented Japanese strategies to deal with challenges and crises. 

Watch to learn:

  • Why Japanese companies have survived successfully over centuries
  • Which resilience strategies they have developed to withstand adversity and bounce back from critical events.
  • Which Japanese corporate strategies and management practices can also be implemented by Western companies when facing crises.
  • What leaders can take away from the Japanese way when facing challenging events.

Dr. Haghirian answered questions that were moderated by Gerhard Apfelthaler, Dean of the School of Management. 

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