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Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

Franz Waldenberger

Franz Waldenberger
Economics and Business
Since October 2014

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. I am thankful to Munich University for generously granting me leave.

Current DIJ Projects

The Digital Transformation of Science

Comparing Comparisons

The Future of the Financial System in the Digital Age

COVID-19: Japan’s handling of a new challenge in international comparison

Japan's economic challenges ahead - Abenomics and beyond

Integrating a global workforce - Japanese approaches to global HR

Start-ups in Asia – the role of agglomerations and international linkages

Completed DIJ Projects

Publication Project: Ageing and Elderly Care in German and Japanese Communities

Use of robotic systems in nursing care in Japan with a view to increasing demand for skilled workers

ACCESS - Inclusion of senior citizens in a digitalizing world

Effective Multinational Teamwork in the Japanese Context (EMTJ Study)