My research on the Japanese economy began 1992, when I joined the DIJ as a senior research fellow. During my five years with the institute, I worked on Japanese industrial organisation, the employment system and the financial system. During that time I also completed my habilitation thesis – a prerequisite for becoming a German professor – on “The organisation and evolution of division of labour – insights from Japanese economic development” (in German). In 1997, I left the DIJ to take over a professorship for Japanese economy at Munich University. Since then I have extended my area of research on the Japanese economy to include corporate governance, Japan’s international economic relations and, most recently, fiscal and monetary policy. I am very happy to return to my former place of work for a five-year term. I am thankful to Munich University for generously granting me leave.
Completed DIJ Projects
A complete list of publications can be found here.
Unternehmensgebundene Managementkarrieren - Fluch und Segen für Japans Corporate Governance
In: Japan Markt Nr. 3/2018. pp. 36-38.
Society 5.0. Japanese Ambitions and Initiatives
In: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (Ed.) The Digital Future (= International Reports 1, 2018). pp. 48-55.
Fully Reserve-Backed Money: A Solution to Japan's Fiscal and Monetary Challenges
In: Rövekamp, F.; Bälz, M; Hilpert, H. G. (Ed.) Cash in East Asia. Financial and Monetary Policy Studies 44. Springer International Publishing. pp. 77 - 98.
’Growth oriented’ corporate governance reform – can it solve Japan’s performance puzzle?
In: Japan Forum, 29 (3). pp. 354 - 374.
In-House Careers: A Core Institution of the Japanese Firm in Need of Reform
In: Journal of Strategic Management Studies, 8 (1) . pp. 23 - 32.
Global Human Resource Management: The Challenge for Japanese Multinational Firms
In: Journal of Management Philosophy, 13 (2). pp. 74 - 82.
In: Haghirian, Parissa (Ed.) Routledge Handbook of Japanese Business and Management. London and New York: Routledge. pp. 35-47.
In: Haghirian, Parissa (Ed.) Routledge Handbook of Japanese Business and Management. London and New York: Routledge. pp. 59-74.
Central Bank Independence in Times of High Fiscal Risk: The Case of Japan
In: Rövekamp, F.; Bälz, M; Hilpert, H. G. (Ed.) Central Banking and Financial Stability in East Asia. Springer Verlag. pp. 87 - 100.
Japan’s new monetary policy
In: Rövekamp, F.; Hilpert, H. G. (Ed.) Currency Cooperation in East Asia. Berlin: Springer Verlag. pp. 43-55.
[With: Keck, Jörn; Vanoverbeke, Dimitri] EU-Japan Relations, 1970-2012. From Confrontation to Global Partnership. London and New York: Routledge.
Confronting earthquake risk in Japan – Are private households underinsured?
In: Europe Asia Journal. Vol.11/1, (2013). pp. 78-91.
[With: Cheng, Ying] Does training affect individuals’ turnover intention? Evidence from China
In: Journal of Chinese Human Resource Management. Vol.4/1 (April 2013). pp. 16-38.