Doctor of Economics
(Kyoto University)


Professor of Business History

Abstract of Research and Education

I am majoring in business history, especially in the field of global business history or the history of international business relations. The development of the organizations and strategies of modern enterprise, which have been the driving force of globalization since the end of the 19th century, provides clues to understanding a corporate management and economic society in the 21st century. In addition, I study intellectual property management from a historical perspective. Rather than simply acquiring intellectual property, my research focuses on how companies have systematically used the intellectual property system to grow.

In our undergraduate education, we deal with the formation and development of large enterprises in Japan and the United States from the end of the 19th century to the 21st century. We examine from various aspects what triggered the emergence of corporations and management, what factors led to their development, and what stages they went through to reach today’s corporate management. We aim to gain new knowledge by carefully observing the facts of the past and to cultivate the ability to grasp the dynamism of corporate management from historical perspective.

In our graduate education, we aim to cultivate independent and creative business historians while providing theoretical training by examining the arguments regarding the formation and development of large American corporations, such as those of Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. and Richard N. Langlois.

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