The MIS discipline in an American sense is not formed in Japan. It is meaningless to propose a Japanese information systems curriculum based on the MIS discipline. Under lifetime employment, Japanese companies have molded their own unique culture. The information systems adopted by a company must be attuned to its cultural line. The university education for people who will work at information systems in companies must be the "raw" education which will enable them to develop the skills appropriate to their company after training within the company; that is, "corporate cooking." The authors propose a model curriculum specially designed to fit with these Japanese conditions.
Takagi, Haruo; Nagata, Morio; and Manabe, Ryutaro, "PREPARATION OF RAW INGREDIENTS: JAPAN'S EDUCATION OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS STUDENTS FOR CORPORATE COOKING" (1993). ICIS 1993 Proceedings. 18.