The 2nd annual meeting of the INCAS project will be held at Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan), from 15th to 17th September 2016.
Discussion Paper Series 2016 #04 : « Toward a Conceptual Framework for Understanding Institutional Change in Japanese Capitalism: Structural Transformations and Organizational Diversity »
By Gregory Jackson. The literature on comparative capitalism sees institutions largely as a set of incentives and constraints on rational behavior of business enterprises. Institutions constrain economic action, but also create new opportunities for economic action.
Discussion Paper Series 2016 #03 : « Does Ownership Really Matter? : The Role of Foreign Investors in Corporate Governance in Japan »
After the banking crisis of 1997, corporate ownership in Japan shifted from an insider-dominated to an outsider-dominated structure. This paper analyzes the impact of dramatic changes in the ownership structure on corporate governance and firm value, focusing on the role of foreign institutional investors.
Angelo Riva will held a special seminar at the Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies(IMES), Bank of Japan, Tokyo on June 27th, 2016.
A series of conferences by Kathleen Thelen, Ford Professor of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Directrice d’étude invitée at the EHESS (june 2016).
In this paper, we introduce a financial dimension as an additional source of firm heterogeneity to understand export market participation, and examine how the impact of leverage on firms’ exporting decisions varies depending on financial constraints, using a panel of 3,353 Korean manufacturing firms over the period of 1994-2011.
The purpose of this article is to analyze the revival of industrial policies from the late 2000s in Japan and Korea and their limitations.
Angelo Riva will be taking part of the Organizational and Financial Economics Seminar organised by the Waseda Institute for Advanced Studies, on May 16th, 2016.
Parution de « Leçons de l’expérience Japonaise. Vers une autre politique économique ? » par Sébastien Lechevalier et Brieuc Monfort aux Editions de l’ENS, collection CEPREMAP, avril 2016.
This lunch seminar offers a presentation followed by a discussion dedicated to a specific issue of the time and aims to bring a better understanding of Japanese economy and society.
This issue of Entreprises et Histoire derives from a joint congress of the Business History Society of Japan and the European Business History Association held in Paris in 2012.
Revue de la régulation seeks to provide a forum for research in the field of regulationist studies and, more broadly, for the full spectrum of institutionalist approaches in economics and beyond. The journal seeks above all to foster a broad discussion that includes other social sciences such as economic sociology, history, political science, management, etc.
In The Great Transformation of Japanese Capitalism, Sébastien Lechevalier writes that “the ambition of this book is to offer a very different account from what is usually accepted about the trajectory of [the] Japanese economy since the early 1980s” (p. 158). He notes that until the end of the 1980s, the performance of Japan’s economy was regarded as clearly superior to those of the United States and Europe. However, the dominant viewpoint today is that Japan is inescapably on a downward slope. Lechevalier states that from a neo-liberal viewpoint, the stagnation of the Japanese economy is caused by the failure of the Japanese socioeconomic system to adapt to a new global and technological environment. He challenges this neo-liberal view, however, arguing that the neo-liberal solution to the Japanese economic crisis is, in fact, one of the causes of the problems that Japan has faced over the past thirty years.
Ed. by Sébastien Lechevalier
Revised and expanded edition of The Great Transformation of Japanese Capitalism, published by Iwanami shoten
Translated in Japanese by Toshimitsu Shinkawa
Edited by Sébastien Lechevalier
Trad. J. A. A. Stockwin
Routledge, Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies, 204 p.