Professor of Osaka City University speaks at the UEB

Prof. Masaharu Ota at the seminar
Within the framework of the exchange program between Osaka City University (OCU - Japan) and University of Economics and Business, Prof. Masaharu Ota has delivered a lecture on innovation management at UEB on 28th June before faculty members and students of the two universities.

Openning the seminar, Prof. Masaharu Ota has provided the audiences with an overview on his research project, which analyzes the renovation management to construct capabilities for swift innovation in an organization/ corporation.
According to Prof. Masaharu’s study, innovation is simply the creation to change the value of activities in the economic system. Innovation is not only “invention”, it includes the innovative production process, organizational structure and business promotion. Besides the discussion, analysis and evidence from several Japanese companies, he also analyzed and evaluated the role of the total quality management (TQM) for the innovation process.
Total Quality Management is a management philosophy aims at improving quality and perfect quality products. Currently, TQM can be applied at all stages of the operation in an enterprise/organization. In Japan, TQM has been employed since the 1950s, when there has not been an international standard for quality management systems like ISO 9000.
In Vietnam, some enterprises have adopted TQM in some organizational processes such as human resources, building program, planning assessment and quality design; re-structure, building and development the quality system... Prof. Masaharu Ota believed that enterprises who are able to manage the innovation systematically, scientifically will get success. Innovation is a process which requires thorough management, in which TQM is considered as a useful tool, particularly suitable for Asian business.
After the presentation, there have been quite many questions sent to Prof. Masaharu Ota. From his response, the faculty members and students of the two universities have discussed the knowledge on innovation philosophy and its impact to the operation as well as the success of an organization/business.


UEB faculties and students raise many questions to Prof. Masaharu Ota

Audiences of the two universities at the seminar.

On this occasion, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Hong Son - UEB Rector and his Vice Rector, Dr. Vu Anh Dzung has had working sessions with Prof. Masaharu Ota (Graduate School of Business - Osaka City University), who is the Japanese leading researcher of total quality management, Operations Management and innovation management.  


Prof, Masaharu Ota (middle) at a working session with UEB Rector - Assoc.Prof,Dr. Nguyen Hong Son and Dr. Nguyen Dang Minh - Head of Research
& Partnership Development Office.


Prof. Masaharu Ota (right) discusses with UEB Vice Rector - Dr. Vu Anh Dzung.

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