International study tour to Japan

The 6 ESTC credit course Innovation and Technology Management Seminar is a unique combination of on campus classes and an international study tour to Japan. The class is offered Fall 2016 semester and is eligible for the undergraduate and graduate ISM students. 
Course structure:
This elective 6 ESTC credit course Innovation and Technology Management Seminar approaches the innovation and technology management from a resource/knowledge based view, which sees innovations as a driving force of competitive advantage of organizations through a combination of internal resources and external linkages. 
First part (Pre-trip sessions). 16 hours of lectures on ISM campus will focus on organizational innovation and technology management issues. First exam based on the studied material and will count 30% of the final grade.
Second part (Japan study tour). A ten days study tour to Japan will include visits to Toyota, Alpen, and Brother Companies. The participants will meet with executives for round-table discussions and company site visits. Additionally, the group will also visit several places of cultural interest, Kyoto and Tokyo. This part of the course covers 16 hours of the course seminars.
Third part (Final). This will include the paper that students will submit two weeks after returning to Lithuania.  The topic will be determined prior to departing for Japan. The paper counts for 70% of the final grade.
Course meeting dates: Sep 26- 29
Study Tour: Oct 1 – Oct 10
Tentative Itinerary
10.01 Departure
10.02 Arrival to Nagoya, Japan
10.03 Visit to Alpen Company. Meeting with Alpen managers. Focus group discussion with Alpen managers.
10.04 Seminar at NUCB. Lecturer Prof. Ito Takehiko „Sustainability - traditional but modern Japanese way learning from Matsushita and Suntry“. Discussion: Japan and Lithuania business management experience from innovation perspective.
10.05 Visit to Toyota plant. Meeting with Toyota managers. Focus group discussion with Toyota managers. Toyota Kaikan museum.
10.06 Visit to Brother Company. Meeting with Brother Managers. Focus group discussion with Brother Managers.
10.07 Visit to Kyoto.
10.08 Departure to Tokyo early in the morning.
10.08-09 Visiting Tokyo.
10.10 Departure to Vilnius
Program cost: 2500 EUR. This covers the total course expenses,  round-trip airfare(Vilnius_Nagoya_Tokyo_Vilnius), hotels in Nagoya (Nagoya Kanko Hotel) and Tokyo (Shinagawa Prince Hotel), Shinkansen tickets to Kyoto and Tokyo, company visits (chartered buses and assistance fee), seminars in NUCB
Deadline: June 13, 2016
Application: email to Prof. Vida Skudiene ( including your CV.