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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

    2021

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

    Brieuc Monfort, Sophia University


    2020

    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


    2019

    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


    2018

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

    Daniel Ehnes, Goethe University Frankfurt


    2016

    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


    2015

    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


    2014

    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


    2013

    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


    2012

    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


    2011

    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


    2010

    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


    2009

    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


    March 16, 2009
    "Absorptive Capacity" Revisited: Cases from Cross-Border Knowledge Transfer within Japanese Multinationals

    Toshikazu Takahashi, PhD Candidate at Rikkyo University, Tokyo


    February 3, 2009
    Firm Selection and the Evolution of Market Structure: Evidence from the Japanese Motorcycle Industry

    Masatoshi Kato, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo


    2008

    November 18, 2008
    Financing young high tech companies in Japan: The role of Japanese venture capital managers

    Nikolaus Raupp, German Institute for Japanese Studies


    August 25, 2008
    Japanese Human Resource Management: Moving towards US-Style Practices?

    Markus Pudelko, University of Edinburgh Management School