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Energy Efficient Construction in Germany and Japan

On April 17, 2018, San-Ten Consulting joined a symposium about “Energy Efficiency in Germany and Japan: Solutions for Commercial, Public and Residential Buildings”, organized by the German Chamber of Commerce in Japan together with Baden-Württemberg. Various presentations had been given by on one hand governmental organizations from Japan and Germany and private companies on the other. Most interesting from an innovation perspective had certainly been the presentation by Mr. Leo Doctor with Deutsche Energiesysteme GmbH who introduced a polymer embedded carbon fiber sheet as smart heating solution. The sheet can be applied to walls or floors and heats safely with low voltage. Even drilling into the sheet doesn`t affect its heating properties. In the afternoon, Mr. Andreas Lehmann presented smart ventilation systems for decentralized ventilation. Inside the ventilation system a ceramic is heated by the warm air in the house when vented to the outside. After some time, the ventilation direction is changed and cool, fresh air from the outside is streaming into the home but gets pre-heated by the warm ceramics. Moreover, Mr. Hirokazu Tanaka from the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy explained, why a warm house in Japan is even a life-safer: Studies show that when [...]

April 17th, 2018|

Lecture at Kobe University about cross-border M&A

On February 14, 2018, Dr. Ralf Mayer gave a presentation about “Culture Based Challenges and Counter-Strategies in Cross-Border M&A” at the Research Institute of Economics and Business Administration (RIEB) of Kobe University. Dr. Mayer started the presentation with a brief overview of different approaches to measure cultural differences with regard to certain criteria. Besides the earlier studies of Hofstede and The Globe Project, he focused on “The Culture Map” studies of Erin Meyer at INSEAD. Along the culture maps of Germany and Japan, he discussed the biggest differences that might affect a cross-border M&A between German and Japanese companies. After that, he showed some examples of real acquisitions between German and Japanese companies and discussed the approach, outcome and possible strategies to avoid a negative result with the listening students. In the Q&A round after the presentation, the students showed great interest in these findings and discussed lively the different cultural aspects in cross-border M&A and that “Fish don't see water”.

February 14th, 2018|

Energy Efficient Construction in Germany and Japan

On April 17, 2018, San-Ten Consulting joined a symposium about “Energy Efficiency in Germany and Japan: Solutions for Commercial, Public and Residential Buildings”, organized by the German Chamber of Commerce in Japan together with Baden-Württemberg. Various presentations had been given by on one hand governmental organizations from Japan and Germany and private companies on the other. Most interesting from an innovation perspective had certainly been the presentation by Mr. Leo Doctor with Deutsche Energiesysteme GmbH who introduced a polymer embedded carbon fiber sheet as smart heating solution. The sheet can be applied to walls or floors and heats safely [...]

April 17th, 2018|

Lecture at Kobe University about cross-border M&A

On February 14, 2018, Dr. Ralf Mayer gave a presentation about “Culture Based Challenges and Counter-Strategies in Cross-Border M&A” at the Research Institute of Economics and Business Administration (RIEB) of Kobe University. Dr. Mayer started the presentation with a brief overview of different approaches to measure cultural differences with regard to certain criteria. Besides the earlier studies of Hofstede and The Globe Project, he focused on “The Culture Map” studies of Erin Meyer at INSEAD. Along the culture maps of Germany and Japan, he discussed the biggest differences that might affect a cross-border M&A between German and Japanese companies. [...]

February 14th, 2018|