Conference on Competitiveness 2016
On December 1st, Hitotsubashi ICS held the Conference on Competitiveness 2016, Porter Prize Award Ceremony at Hitotsubashi hall.
It opened with remarks from Prof. Kaz Ichijo, Dean of Hitotsubashi ICS along with greetings from Mr. Kimura of PwC Japan Group and Mr. Nakamura of Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd.
The Winners of Porter Prize 2016 was proudly announced by Prof. Hiroshi Kanno and each gave a presentation on their business content. This year, we were honored to have Professor Michael E. Porter himself to give us an impressive lecture on "How Smart, Connected Products are Transforming Competition and Companies". It was followed by an interactive discussion between Prof. Porter, Mr. Kuromoto of Komatsu and Prof. Yoshi Fujikawa.
2016 MAEDA KOSEN CO., LTD. Infrastructure Division Manufacturing and sales of civil engineering construction materials, disaster prevention materials
2016 Marui Group Co., Ltd. Card Division Credit card business
2016 Open House Co., Ltd. Single-Family Homes Division Manufacturing and sales of single-family homes
2016 Pigeon Corporation Baby and Mother Care Products Business Manufacturing and sales of baby and mother care products
<About Porter Prize>
The Porter Prize was established to bestow recognition on Japanese companies that have achieved and maintained superior profitability in a particular industry by implementing unique strategies based on innovations in products, processes, and ways of managing. The name of the award is derived from Professor Michael E. Porter of Harvard University, a leading authority on strategy with a longstanding interest in Japan.