Brief Encounters in Research

Over the past couple of days I have been reflecting upon the way I do some of my research. The starting point for this was a webinar delivered by Prof Joy Hendry, called ‘An Affair With A Village’. Details about the event can be found on the RAI website, and there is also a YouTube…

Researching Japan – My busiest trip

I have been visiting Japan since 1989, going there at least once in all but two years since my first visit. To date (May 2020), there have been 45 trips and the majority of these have been for research. As well as keeping notes from the observations and interviews and taking photos during these trips,…

Short Course covering Culture, Stereotypes, Management and Brexit

In July 2019 I had the opportunity to do a special short course of 8 lectures at the Ariake Campus of Musashino University. The lectures covered ‘Cross-Cultural Misunderstandings and Clichés’, ‘Symbols and Marketing Trains and Planes’, ‘Education and Cross-Cultural Management’, ‘Managing a Transport Company’, ‘Nationalism and Internationalism in Management’, ‘Managing the Challenges of Depopulation’, ‘Disaster…