June 1, 2011 - News
Entrepreneurship and Japan's transformation
Over thirty-five scholars from sixteen different universities in the United States, Japan, and Europe gathered in Bechtel Hall for a two-day academic conference entitled Entrepreneurship and Japan's Transformation.
At the conference, twelve new papers exploring aspects of Japan's entrepreneurial environment were presented from academic fields such as political science, economics, strategy, and organization theory. The papers and discussion examined new developments in Japan, including potential opportunities opening up after the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake. Topics ranged from new firm profitability, the politics of firm creation, management of innovation, and large firm entrepreneurial processes in Japan. The goal was to lead toward a better understanding of the nature of entrepreneurship, and how analyses of Japan might inform more theoretical discussions.
The conference also opened and closed with panel discussions featuring prominent experts on Japan's economics, social systems, business, and government, who discussed the effects of the great earthquake on Japan today as well as the possible impact on future research about Japan. The papers and discussions presented at this conference will be presented for publication in various journals and also compiled into an edited volume.
- STAJE APRIL 22-23 CONFERENCE BROCHURE (modified April 2011)
PDF: STAJE_APRIL_22-23_CONF_BROCHUR...pdf (1.2MB)
- STAJE APRIL 22-23 CONFERENCE AGENDA (modified April 2011)
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- PRESENTATION - DR. HOSHI (modified May 2011)
PDF: HoshiEarthquake.pdf (51.5KB)