GBRCニュース   2002.10.28


Annals of Business Administrative Science

               Vol.1, No.3 発行!!


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

Tokyo Stock Exchange. The result indicates that the longevity of the

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

corporate systems.


Keyword: Longevity, Japanese big businesses, corporate systems



FUJITA, Hideki

"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



IGARI, Eijiro

"Learning Process of Core Technology in Sporting Gun Industry of Japan"


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

four phases.


Keyword: learning process, improvement in quality, competition and




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