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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


    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


    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

    June 16, 2008
    The impact of expatriate personality traits on cross-cultural adjustment: A study with expatriates in Japan

    Vesa Peltokorpi, HEC School of Management, Paris

    May 19, 2008
    Mergers in Japanese Company Law

    Deniz Guenal, Universität zu Köln and Chuo University

    April 24, 2008
    ドイツ経営経済学におけるナレッジマネジメント論の展開 (The development of the discourse on knowledge management in German business studies)


    March 17, 2008
    Between Economics and Philosophy – Eastern and Western Approaches to Knowledge in the Economy and Their Possible Synthesis

    Silja Graupe, Universität zu Köln and Hitotsubashi University

    February 4, 2008
    Marketing Knowledge Management – The Example of German Companies in Japan

    Jeannette Wilhelmy, PhD Candidate, University of Marburg

    January 29, 2008
    ライン河上流のバイオ・クラスターにおけるガバナンス構造 (The Governance Structure of Biotechnology Clusters in the Upper Rhine)

    Yasuharu Tanzawa, Professor, Chuo University


    December 17, 2007
    Safeguarding CSR in global supply chains - Japanese MNCs and compliance in China

    Uwe Holtschneider, German Institute for Japanese Studies

    November 12, 2007
    Foreigners Sell: The Case of Japanese TV Commercials

    Michael Prieler, Ph.D., Visiting Researcher, German Institute for Japanese Studies

    October 16, 2007
    Managing the complex relationship between cooperation and competition in the automotive industry – A comparison between German and Japanese supplier networks

    Miriam Wilhelm, Free University of Berlin

    September 25, 2007
    Diversity within Convergence amongst Capitalist Economies: Politics of Labour Market Deregulation in Italy and Japan

    Hiroaki Richard Watanabe, DPhil Candidate, University of Oxford

    August 21, 2007
    Implementation and Internalization of Merit-based Compensation and Promotion Practices: Foreign Subsidiaries in Japan

    Vesa Peltokorpi, HEC School of Management, Paris

    July 24, 2007
    Defining the Knowledge Agent. Cross-Cultural Knowledge Transfer between Japan and Germany

    Alexander Bargstädt, Sophia University

    May 29, 2007
    Circumstances for staffing expatriates to Japan-based foreign MNC affiliates

    Ralf Bebenroth, Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration, Kobe University

    April 23, 2007
    Standardization and modularization in automotive electronics – a comparison of German and Japanese activities

    Raina König, Universität Hohenheim and Hitotsubashi University

    March 12, 2007
    Controlling Foreign R&D Subsidiaries: Empirical Evidence on Japanese Multinationals

    Roman Bartnik, Visiting Research Fellow, Graduate School of Economics of Hitotsubashi University

    January 29, 2007
    The Japanese Way of Knowledge-Based Marketing

    Florian Kohlbacher, Visiting Researcher, Hitotsubashi University


    July 3, 2006
    Cooperation and Competition in the Automotive Industry - Comparing German and Japanese Supplier Management

    Miriam Wilhelm, Institute of Management, Free University Berlin and ISS, Tokyo University

    June 27, 2006
    Determinants of investment in Japan- the role of keiretsu

    Jörg Mahlich, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber- Economic Policy Department

    May 15, 2006
    Good-Bye Japan? Market Withdrawals 1999-2005. Reasons, Barriers, and Company-Specific Factors

    Steffen David, Doctoral Student, Institute for East Asian Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen

    February 20, 2006
    Japan - high growth rates, stagnation and recovery

    Dr. Mechthild Schrooten, Professor, Hitotsubashi University

    January 23, 2006
    To Cooperate or Not to Cooperate - Japan's Potential for Regional Economic Integration

    Klaus-Jochem Kecker, German Institute for Japanese Studies


    September 28, 2005
    Internationalization of the Innovation and R&D Management of Japanese and European Multinationals

    Seiko Arai, Dr. Phil student, Said Business School, University of Oxford

    July 11, 2005
    University-Industry Collaboration in Japan

    Nobuya Fukugawa, Graduate School of Commerce, Hitotsubashi University

    June 20, 2005
    The Choice between Joint Ventures and Wholly Owned Subsidiaries: the Case of Japanese Direct Investment in Europe

    Kais Ben Youssef, University of Tsukuba

    May 23, 2005
    Japan's Tougher New Antimonopoly Law: Why It Passed and How It Will Change Japan

    Mark Tilton, Associate Professor, Purdue University

    April 11, 2005
    The Sense of Working for Women

    Ryoko Asai, Ph.D. Candidate, Meiji University

    February 14, 2005
    The Examination of Business Performance Factors in West-European Subsidiaries in Japan

    Rene W. Kaeppeli, Ph.D. Candidate, Rikkyo University


    December 6, 2004
    Ticket Price Strategy for Space Tourism

    Dr.-Ing. Robert Alexander Goehlich, Keio University, Department of System Design Engineering

    August 9, 2004
    Selfregulation, Rotation and Kaizen. Japanese Teamwork Restudied

    Anne Sey, Department for Business Studies, Faculty for Economics at the University of Amsterdam

    July 6, 2004
    Telecom Industry vs. Car industry? Who owns the customer?

    Sed Saad , Doctor of Sciences Candidate in Telecommunication at Waseda University, Visiting Researcher at Ewha W. University (Korea)

    June 7, 2004
    Corporate Governance in Multinational Corporations – Investigations in the Japanese Automotive Industry

    Harald Dolles, German Institute for Japanese Studies

    Andreas Moerke, German Institute for Japanese Studies

    March 5, 2004
    How Business Ventures Start and Develop: Exploring the Relationships between the Entrepreneur and the Venture's Stakeholders

    Mark R. Dibben, University of Lincoln, New Zealand


    November 25, 2003
    Skill Formation and Human Resource Development in Response to the Second IT Revolution. A Comparative Institutional Analysis of Germany and Japan

    Viktoria Heindorf, Research Assistant at Munich University, Japan Centre

    November 17, 2003
    Japan's FTA Strategy in Context: Multinational Firm Strategy and the Global Move to Free Trade Agreements

    Mark Manger, Ph.D. Candidate, University of British Columbia

    June 30, 2003
    Stock Exchange Competition in Asia: Tokyo’s role as a financial center

    Andreas Nabor, Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWA)

    March 24, 2003
    Investment Rules for the Global Economy - Bilateral and Multilateral Strategies to Protect and Liberalize Foreign Direct Investment

    Mark Manger, University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada

    February 24, 2003
    Japanese Electronics Companies on the Edge. An Analysis of Corporate Data and Corporate Strategies

    Martin Kohlhase, Heinz Nixdorf Scholar


    September 2, 2002
    The German System of Foreign Trade Promotion: An Economic Analysis with particular reference to the Activities and Programmes in Japan

    Norbert Schultes, German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan

    July 15, 2002
    Gaijin in the Boardroom: Change and Continuity in Japanese Boards of Directors, 1983- 2001

    Professor Dr. Teri Jane Ursacki, University of Calgary

    June 24, 2002
    In search of a new balance in the employment relationship – the case of Japan

    Dr. Pamela Yeow, Chuo University

    May 13, 2002
    Does Trust matter? Insights into Japanese-German International Joint Ventures

    Harald Dolles, German Institute for Japanese Studies

    March 25, 2002
    From High School to Work:Recent Changes in the Transition Process

    Helmut Demes, Gerhard Mercator University Duisburg

    February 18, 2002
    Corporate Governance and Present Restructuring of Japanese Industry

    Franz Waldenberger, German Institute for Japanese Studies

    January 28, 2002
    The Greater Success of the Japanese Mobile Internet

    Jeffrey L. Funk, Kobe University


    November 19, 2001
    The Effect of Technical Standards on Trade-Flows: Why is Japan different?

    Johannes Moenius, Northwestern University / University of Tokyo