A new e-book “Structure-based Business Management: An Introduction is available at Amazon.com (Kindle store) from November 9th in two versions: the English version and the English-Japanese hybrid version.
Companies are suffering from trying to make difficult decisions. Markets are diversified and fragmented, and supply exceeds demand. Consulting firms and IT vendors have been advocating a lot of new methodologies and technologies as “best practices" or “best solutions." However, are those really effective to “your" company? First of all, what are “your" problems that must be solved? Without being swayed by “phenomena" such as individual customers, daily operational activities, and solutions, managers must focus on the “structure" of its business. The “structure" is a reflection of the fundamental recognition of its business.
The new book presents a management theory which enables managers to recognize business structures. The theory developmentally integrates the past achievements in the corporate management field such as M. E. Porter’s and J. B. Barney’s works as well as works from other fields, such as Enterprise Architecture and Theory of Constraints. Further, the theory is highly practical, being based on the author’s profound insights from over-twenty-year experience in consulting.
The application of this theory is not limited to a certain industry or transformation topic. The theory has a reputation in academia as well, attracting attention as “a theory that serves as a bridge between empirical research in academia and case studies in the business world." A top MBA school in Japan has decided to offer a course on this theory.
Prior to a series of advanced books to be published, this book, as an introduction, mainly describes the challenges in conventional enterprise management and the basic idea that help enterprises overcome those challenges.
About the Book
1) Structure-based Business Management: An Introduction (English) - B0065AMYYO / Price: $0.99
2) Structure-based Business Management: An Introduction (English-Japanese) - B0065ANR7C / Price: $0.99
About the Author
JUN TAKEI is a Managing Director at QUNIE Corporation (formerly Ernst & Young Consulting and Capgemini Japan), one of the leading management consulting firms in Japan, and a Part-time Lecturer at Keio University Graduate School of Business Administration. He has served numerous client companies as a management consultant for over twenty years. His consulting experience covers a broad range of sectors such as manufacturing, utilities, and financial and other services, on the topics of strategy formulation, M&A, IT strategy, etc. Certified Public Accountant.