Advances in Japanese Business and Economics


Advances in Japanese Business and Economics showcases the research of Japanese scholars. Published in English, the series highlights for a global readership the unique perspectives of Japan’s most distinguished and emerging scholars of business and economics. It covers research of either theoretical or empirical nature, in both authored and edited volumes, regardless of the sub-discipline or geographical coverage, including, but not limited to, such topics as macroeconomics, microeconomics, industrial relations, innovation, regional development, entrepreneurship, international trade, globalization, financial markets, technology management, and business strategy. At the same time, as a series of volumes written by Japanese scholars, it includes research on the issues of the Japanese economy, industry, management practice and policy, such as the economic policies and business innovations before and after the Japanese “bubble” burst in the 1990s.Overseen by a panel of renowned scholars led by Editor-in-Chief Professor Ryuzo Sato, the series endeavors to overcome a historical deficit in the dissemination of Japanese economic theory, research methodology, and analysis. The volumes in the series contribute not only to a deeper understanding of Japanese business and economics but to revealing underlying universal principles. 
Editor in Chief RYUZO SATO C.V. Starr Professor Emeritus of Economics, Stern School of Business, New York University
Senior Editor KAZUO MINO Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University 
Managing Editors HAJIME HORI Professor Emeritus, Tohoku University
HIROSHI YOSHIKAWA Professor, Rissho University; Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo 
KUNIO ITOProfessor Emeritus, Hitotsubashi University
Editorial Board Members TAKAHIRO FUJIMOTO Professor, The University of Tokyo 
YUZO HONDA Professor Emeritus, Osaka University; Professor, Kansai University 
TOSHIHIRO IHORIProfessor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo; Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
TAKENORI INOKI Professor Emeritus, Osaka University; Special University Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University 
JOTA ISHIKAWA Professor, Hitotsubashi University  KATSUHITO IWAI Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo; Visiting Professor, International Christian University 
Professor Emeritus, Aoyama Gakuin University 
TAKASHI NEGISHI Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo; Fellow, The Japan Academy 
KIYOHIKO NISHIMURA Professor, The University of Tokyo 
TETSUJI OKAZAKI Professor, The University of Tokyo
YOSHIYASU ONO Professor, Osaka University 
JUNJIRO SHINTAKU Professor, The University of Tokyo
KOTARO SUZUMURA Professor Emeritus, Hitotsubashi University; Fellow, The Japan Academy