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Mikoya Kosho

Toshizumi Mizuno is the President of a small Japanese food confectionary company, Mikoya Kosho Co. located in Tokyo, Japan. The issue he is dealing with is one of people management. His company only has four managers. How does he make sure that these four managers act in the best interest of the company and do not build their own mini-bureaucracies or empires in their own divisions?

Interviewee

Toshizumi Mizuno

Company

Industry

Business Activity

Mikoya Kosho Co. Ltd. 

Confectionary

Manufacturing

Headquarters

Tokyo, Japan

Size

Small

Employees

25 to 500

$1 million to $25 million

Yearly Revenue

Private Company

Type of Entity

Subject

Organization Theory

Level of Difficulty

Easy

Enhance confectionary industry knowledge

Teaching Objectives

Keywords

Bureaucracy

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