ABE Takeshi

ABE Takeshi

ABE Takeshi

Member, Committee on the History of Japan's Trade and Industry Policy (until March 31, 2011)

Author, Vol. 2 - Trade Policy
Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University


1988 Ph.D., Economics, the University of Tokyo
1976 B.S., Economics, the University of Tokyo


April 1998-present Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University
March-April 2007 Visiting Professor, Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris,
July 1997 Visiting Scholar, Manchester Metropolitan University
August 1995-August 1996 Visiting Scholar, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
November 1994-March 1998 Professor, Faculty of Economics, Osaka University
August 1992 Visiting Scholar, University of Manchester
April 1988-October 1994 Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Osaka University
April 1985-March 1988 Lecturer, Department of Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba
April 1982-March 1985 Assistant Professor, Institute of Social Science, the University of Tokyo

Selected Publications and Papers

Books and Articles in English
"The Chinese Market for Japanese Cotton Textile Goods, 1914-30," in Kaoru Sugihara (ed.), Japan, China, and the Growth of the Asian International Economy, 1850-1949, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2005, pp.73-100.

"Organizational Changes in the Japanese Cotton Industry during the Inter-War Period: From Inter-Firm-Based Organization to Cross-Sector-Based Organization," in Douglas A. Farnie and David J. Jeremy (eds.), The Fibre that Changed the World: The Cotton Industry in International Perspective, 1600-1990s, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004, pp.461-493.

"The Corporate Governance of Japanese Firms at the Early Stage of Industrialization: Osaka Cotton Spinning and Nippon Life Assurance," (with Matao Miyamoto) in Robert Fitzgerald and Etsuo Abe (eds.), The Development of Corporate Governance in Japan and Britain, Ashgate Publishing Limited, Hants, 2004, pp.9-31.

Douglas A. Farnie, David J. Jeremy, John F. Wilson, Tetsuro Nakaoka, and Takeshi Abe (eds.), Region and Strategy in Britain and Japan: Business in Lancashire and Kansai 1890-1990, Routledge, London, 2000.

"The Development of the Putting-out System in Modern Japan: The Case of the Cotton-Weaving Industry," in Konosuke Odaka and Minoru Sawai (eds.), Small Firms, Large Concerns: The Development of Small Business in Comparative Perspective, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1999, pp.217-249.

"The Development of the Producing-Center Cotton Textile Industry in Japan between the Two World Wars," Business History Society of Japan (ed.), Japanese Yearbook on Business History, Vol. 9, 1992, pp.3-27. Reprinted in Lazonick, W. and Mass, W. (eds.), Organizational Capability and Competitive Advantage, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., Hants & Vermont, 1995, pp.426-450.

"From Putting-out to the Factory: A Cotton-weaving District in late-Meiji Japan," Textile History 19-2, Autumn 1988, (with Osamu Saito), pp.143-157.