Expanding business operations in Asia and the rest of the global market is vital to the growth of Japanese companies. However, corporate Japan still does not have sufficient knowledge and expertise with regard to Asian and global business, which are primarily attributable to the lack of research on best practice. Thus, in this research project, we will conduct scientific research on the cases of Japanese companies' business operations in Asian countries--particularly China and India--to identify key factors for success. Our research findings will be delivered in the forms of research papers and a set of case studies. A distinctive characteristic of this research project is its vision of building a human resource development center for training future global managers by utilizing the resulting accumulation of such case studies.
August 17, 2011 - July 31, 2012
Major Research Results
RIETI Discussion Papers
"Doing Business in Asia" (ICHIJO Kazuo)
"Strategies for Japanese Companies in India" (KONDO Masanori)
"The Compressed Development of China's Photovoltaic Industry and the Rise of Suntech Power" (MARUKAWA Tomoo)
"Catch-Down Innovation in Developing Countries and the Strategy of Japanese Companies: The Case of Karasawa Seisakusho, Ltd. in the Chinese electric bicycle industry" (MARUKAWA Tomoo and KOMAGATA Tetsuya)