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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

    2008

    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)

    榊原研互(慶應義塾大学・商学部・教授)


    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


    2007

    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


    2006

    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


    2005

    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


    2004

    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


    2003

    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


    2002

    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


    2001

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

    Johannes Moenius, Northwestern University / University of Tokyo


    October 22, 2001
    Japan's crisis assistance to its production networks in East Asia: Throwing good money after bad?

    Christian Schröppel, German Institute for Japanese Studies


    September 20, 2001
    Global Climate Policy: Will Bonn Save Kyoto?

    Detlef F. Sprinz, PIK- Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research


    September 20, 2001
    Global Climate Policy: The Role of Japan

    Kawashima Yasuko, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba


    July 2, 2001
    The New Corporate Division (Kaisha Bunkatsu) law and its impact on the corporate landscape in Japan

    Clay Kinney, Credit Suisse First Boston


    June 4, 2001
    Liberalization of Telecom markets in Western Europe and Japan: A Comparison of Business Strategies

    Prof. Dr. Jürgen Müller, Berlin School of Economics (FHW) and Global Information and Telecommunication Institute, Waseda University, Tokyo


    May 15, 2001
    Labor management in China

    Tomō Marukawa, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo