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    DIJ Business & Economics Study Group

    The DIJ Business and Economics Study Group is an informal forum for scholars and Ph.D. candidates working in the field of business and economics studies. Speakers are asked to give a 45 min presentation, which is followed by a discussion session. Presentations are usually given in English.

    If you are interested in presenting, please contact the Study Group organizer:

    Markus Heckel


    June 21, 2023
    The Realization and Implementation of the “Growth-oriented Carbon Pricing Concept” in Japan

    Tokutaro Nakai, Nippon Steel Corporation
    with comments by Nobuyuki Kinoshita, Tokyo Financial Exchange


    December 12, 2022
    The non-internationalization of East Asian start-ups: the role of resources, strategies and context

    Martin Hemmert, Korea University/DIJ Tokyo

    November 24, 2022
    Generation Z and sustainable consumption – results from interviews and a comparative online survey in Japan and Germany

    Carsten Herbes, Nuertingen-Geislingen University, Germany/DIJ Tokyo

    September 8, 2022
    Comparing Labour-Cost Retrenchments in Times of Crisis: How Investors React to the Flexible and Rigid Strategies of Innovative Firms

    Cornelia Storz, Goethe University Frankfurt


    October 7, 2021
    Japan’s economic management: decades of self-induced paralysis?

    Brieuc Monfort, Sophia University


    December 10, 2020
    Linking Preferential Trade Agreements to Domestic Political and Economic Structures:
    A Comparative Case Study of People’s Republic of China and Japan

    Aya Adachi, Ruhr University Bochum & University of Duisburg-Essen


    June 13, 2019
    Making the Most of Scarcity? The Role of Natural Assets in Pre-WWII Japanese Economic Development

    Jean-Pascal Bassino, ENS Lyon; CNRS research fellow at the French Research Institute on Japan at Maison Franco Japonaise

    May 14, 2019
    How Can We Explain the Lag of Japan’s Sharing Economy?

    Junxi Yao, University of Sheffield

    February 6, 2019
    What Happens Abroad Stays Abroad? Expatriates’ Psychological Contracts

    Tassilo Schuster, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München


    June 21, 2018
    Market Reactions to Downsizing Announcements – the Role of Strategy and Knowledge Intensity

    Daniel Ehnes, Goethe University Frankfurt


    July 26, 2016
    The Employees’ View on Cross-Border M&As in Japan: What do Employees Need to Speak in Favor of an Acquisition?

    Kai Oliver Thiele, German Institute for Japanese Studies

    July 19, 2016
    Corporate Governance Regulation by Comply-or-Explain as Seen from Soft Law and Self Regulation

    Michael Pfeifer, German Institute for Japanese Studies

    March 23, 2016
    An Introduction to Socio- and Econo-Physics - with an Application to the Japanese Economy

    Juergen Mimkes, Paderborn University, Physics Department

    February 17, 2016
    The Business Judgment Rule in Japan and its Reception

    Jesco Lindner, German Institute for Japanese Studies

    February 3, 2016
    Health and Home Ownership: Findings for the Case of Japan

    Matthias Helble and Toshiaki Aizawa, Asian Development Bank Institute

    January 15, 2016
    Exploring the Effects of Transportation and Energy Infrastructure on Subjective Well-Being

    Kong Joo Shin, Kyushu University


    December 18, 2015
    On the Importance of Being Fair -Antecedents and Consequences of Organizational Justice-

    Vyara Radulova, German Institute for Japanese Studies

    October 6, 2015
    Changes of Female’s Life Satisfaction and Happiness before and after Marriage and Childbirth

    Risa Hagiwara, Faculty of economics, Meikai University

    June 15, 2015
    The Employees' View on Cross-Border M&As in Japan: What do Employees Need to Speak in Favor of an Acquisition?

    Kai Oliver Thiele, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany / Kobe University, Japan)

    June 5, 2015
    Hiring Fresh Graduates for Tokyo: Objectives and Obstacles of the Overseas Recruitment Activities of Japanese Companies

    Hendrik Meyer-Ohle, National University of Singapore / Harald Conrad, University of Sheffield

    May 27, 2015
    What is the Problem with Economic Stagnation?

    Johannes Hirata, Osnabrück University of Applied Science

    May 22, 2015
    Does the Expectation of Having to Look after Parents in the Future Affect Current Fertility?

    Kei Sataka, Ritsumeikan University, Graduate School of Economics


    June 10, 2014
    The Physical and Social Determinants of Mortality in the 3.11 Tsunami

    Yasuyuki Sawada, University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Economics

    May 21, 2014
    A Report on Life and Health in Japan after the Great East Japan Earthquake

    Hiroshi Yoshida, Tohoku University; International Research Institute of Disaster Science

    April 14, 2014
    Global Performance Reviews and the Challenge of Multiple Role Expectations and Firm Strategic Objectives: Lessons from Japan

    N. Sue Bruning, I.H. Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba

    March 3, 2014
    Fighting the Imbalance - Policy Holder Protection in Japanese Insurance Law - A Comparative Study

    Köksal Sahin, German Institute for Japanese Studies


    November 18, 2013
    The Properties and Effects of Collectivism and Individualism in Japan: Two Perspectives from Cultural Psychology

    Yuji Ogihara / Shintaro Fukushima

    July 29, 2013
    ‘Creating a Pleasant Life’ – Mujirushi Ryōhin and Lifestyle-Consumption in Japan since the 1980s

    Christiane Rühle, German Institute for Japanese Studies

    April 22, 2013
    Valley of Institutional Change: Japanese Political Economy 1990-2005

    Sota Kato, International University of Japan; The Tokyo Foundation

    February 25, 2013
    Political Economy of Japan’s Consumer Finance: A long-term perspective

    Adrienne Sala, EHESS (Paris)

    February 4, 2013
    Japan's 'Hidden Champions' in the Age of Turbulence: Staying Ahead Through Focus and Globalization?

    Stefan Lippert, Temple University, Japan Campus


    November 26, 2012
    Designing Supply Chains for Overseas Markets: The Case of Korean Steel Maker POSCO in Japan

    Sungwoo Byun, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo

    May 14, 2012
    A Japanese Perspective on Unforeseeable Economic Trends: “Heterogeneous Economic Entities” Increase Their Influence

    Hirohiko Okumura, Gakushuin University

    April 17, 2012
    Assessing the Japanese Stabilization Policy since the 1990s

    Gudrun Franzen, German Institute for Japanese Studies

    March 12, 2012
    Female Managers’ Career Development in Japanese Companies

    Kuniko Ishiguro, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo

    January 30, 2012
    Leadership Succession at Foreign Subsidiaries in Japan

    Fabian Jintae Froese, Korea University


    December 12, 2011
    Diffusion of Self-Gift Consumer Behavior in Interdependent Cultures: The Case of ‘jibun e no gohoubi’ [Self-Reward] Consumption Practice in Japan

    Satoko Suzuki, Kyoto University, Graduate School of Management

    October 3, 2011
    Japanese Women Working for Domestic Companies versus for Foreign Subsidiaries: Career Opportunities and Beyond

    Markus Pudelko, University of Tübingen

    June 13, 2011
    Geeky-Girly Innovation: A Japanese Subculturist’s Guide to Technology and Design

    Morinosuke Kawaguchi, Arthur D. Little (Japan) Inc.

    May 23, 2011
    Putting the ji in ji-bīru: Policy, Deregulation and Entrepreneurship in the Japanese Microbrewery Industry

    Jesper Edman, Stockholm School of Economics

    February 14, 2011
    How was"iyashi" (healing) Commercialized and Institutionalized in Japan?: The Dynamic Interaction of Media Discourse and Marketing Behaviors

    Takeshi Matsui, Hitotsubashi University


    November 22, 2010
    Your Eyes are Lifeless! Manga in the social construction of a gendered hierarchy of employment relations in the Japanese firm

    Peter Matanle, University of Sheffield

    July 26, 2010
    Lifestyle changes in Japanese women

    Ana María Goy Yamamoto, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

    May 24, 2010
    Job Embeddedness in Japanese Companies

    Vesa Peltokorpi, HEC School of Management

    March 15, 2010
    University-Industry Collaboration from a Social-Anthropological Perspective – Hidden Dynamics in Japan

    Nozomi Enomoto, Tokyo University of Science

    February 15, 2010
    Science-based clusters in Germany and Japan – Just old wine in new skins?

    Per Larsen, Goethe-University, Frankfurt

    January 18, 2010
    The Japanese Model in Transition

    Sebastien Lechevalier, EHESS, Paris


    November 30, 2009
    Japan's Electricity Deregulation: Prices, Profits, Productivity and the "Reform Idea"

    Paul J. Scalise, Temple University Japan

    November 16, 2009
    Japan - Open Society, Closed Market? The internationalization of the Japanese economy and the crisis of 2008-09

    Stefan Lippert, Temple University Japan

    October 19, 2009
    Corporate systems of continued employment and their contribution to an age-free labour market

    Alexander P. Witzke, German Institute for Japanese Studies