10月25日にAnnals of Business Administrative Science, Vol.1, No.3が予定通
"The Longevity of the Japanese Big Businesses"
Though survival is important to firms, especially to the Japanese big
businesses, there are few empirical studies on their longevity. This
paper conducts the statistical analysis on the longevity of the Japanese
big businesses using data on 1,273 listed firms in the first section of
Japanese big businesses may go beyond a century on average, and the
longevity had increased gradually in the post-WWII period. These
findings suggest that the Japanese big businesses are stable. This paper
also explores the relationship between this stability and the Japanese
Keyword: Longevity, Japanese big businesses, corporate systems
"The Reproduction of Hofstede Model"
G. H. Hofstede (1980) Culture's Consequences is a result of an extensive
research on the international comparison of corporate culture in 40
countries through 1967 to 1973. Hofstede identified four dimensions of
culture from the investigation data of IBM's 40 subsidiaries. He
developed four indices, but did not explicitly present the exact
computation formulas for Individualism index and Masculinity index. This
paper reproduces the formulas and proves how to conduct a factor
analysis that Hofstede employed for development of these indices.
Hereafter, supplementary analysis could be done using all four indices
of Hofstede. Also a factor analysis could be done in Hofstede's method.
Keyword: Hofstede, dimensions of culture, factor analysis
"Learning Process of Core Technology
in Sporting Gun Industry of
Japanese sporting gun manufacturers have competitive advantage in the
world market. The unfavorable conditions after World War II resulted in
improving the sporting gun processing technology drastically, during
which the core technologies and their learning process had shifted in
Keyword: learning process, improvement in quality, competition and