国際ビジネス研究学会 沿革

History of JAIBS
From 2003 to 2008

I. Foundation and Objectives

 The Japan Academy of International Business Studies (JAIBS) was founded in July 1994 as the first academic society to study international business in Japan. The Academy aims at providing a global forum of intellectual exchange and cross-disciplinary collaboration on important issues of international business from interdisciplinary perspectives. Interdisciplinary perspectives in concrete terms means encompassing various academic fields such as international management, comparative business studies, international economics, international relations, international law, international sociology and cross-cultural communication. The Academy is naturally an academic organization with a complement of scholars and researchers; however, it also invites active participation from practitioners in the business world to create a synergistic effect and to jointly make contributions of an international scope with impact on the greater society.
 In the 15 years since its inception, the Academy has grown and prospered under the active leaderships of three Presidents, i.e., from 1994 to 2000, Yasuo OKAMOTO, Emeritus Professor of Tokyo University; from 2000 to 2006, Kenichi ENATSU, Emeritus Professor of Waseda University; and from 2006 to present, Kiyonori SAKAKIBARA, Professor of Keio University. Specifically, the Academy's current membership has grown to include 736 individual members and 4 corporate members.
 The Academy regularly promotes an extensive range of academic activities that include, for example, the hosting of collaborative research meetings with the Japan Academy for International Trade and Business, as well as joint symposiums with the Japan Society for Human Resource Management, for purpose of enhancing in-depth academic exchanges with related societies. Starting in 2006 (from the 13th annual conference onwards), the Academy further established an annual JAIBS Excellent Dissertation Award to recognize and encourage young graduates who publish outstanding research work at the start of their careers.
Besides its research oriented activities, as befits the Academy's nature as an academic organization in the study of international business, many of its members actually undertake to visit a number of countries for the purpose of conducting research in the field. In similar fashion, being a part of the larger global village, Academy members also actively engage with the rest of the world through making donations and offering assistance to various natural disasters relief programs such as those related to recent earthquakes. As an academic society centered on the study of international business, JAIBS through its various research and other activities hopes to make its own contribution towards building a better society for the world on a continuous basis.


Ⅱ. Annual Conferences from 2003 to 2008

 Among a variety of activities of the Academy, the annual conference held in fall each year is considered its most important function. The conference theme of each year reflects the business and economic environment of the time; and the keynote speeches and the papers presented signify the current research focus, concerns and issues that are widely shared among the academic researchers and business practitioners. It is, therefore, useful and informative to review the chronological history of the Academy's annual conferences and to see how the Academy has evolved over the past years. Since the first nine annual conferences from 1994 to 2002 have been reported in the Information Bulletin of the Union of National Economic Associations in Japan, No. 23, previously, we shall summarize in the following the annual conferences from 2003 to 2008 for the most recent six years.


The 10th Annual Conference in 2003 (Meiji University)

Conference Theme 2003: Rejuvenation of Japanese Industries and Corporations: Global Perspectives

Keynote Speech I Hironori SHIRAMIZU (Toyota Motor Corporation)
“The Current Globalization of Toyota and its Challenges”
Keynote Speech II Suehiro NAKAMURA (Sony-Nakamura Management Institute)
“Rejuvenation through Production in Sony ― the ‘Create + Manufacture’ DNA Inside Sony”

Moderator: Takahiro FUJIMOTO (University of Tokyo)
Research Report I Haruo HORAGUCHI (Hosei University)
“Multinational Corporations and Economic Policies ― Strategic Diversification of Tax Policy and Rejuvenation of Japanese Industries”

Commentator: Ken-ichi YASUMURO (Kobe University of Commerce)
Research Report II Nobutaka KAZAMA (Meiji University)
“Globalization Strategy and Management System Reform of German Automobile Manufacturers - Rejuvenation of Japanese Corporations and Industries along with its Challenges through a German Viewpoint”

Commentator: Shiro TAKEDA (Nihon University)
Moderator: Hideki YOSHIHARA (Kobe University)

The 11th Annual Conference in 2004 (Kwansei Gakuin University)

Conference Theme 2004: Global Strategy of Service Enterprises

Keynote Speech I Yuji HIRANO (Nippon Yusen)
“Global Logistics Strategy in International Marine Transportation”
Keynote Speech II Hiroshi ITOH (Accenture)
“New Strategies in Global Consulting Business”
Keynote Speech III Tadahiro AIKAWA (USJ)
“Universal Studio Japan – The Business of Large Entertainment Tourism Facilities Invested by Foreign Capital”

Moderator: Ken-ichi YASUMURO (Kobe University of Commerce)

Research Report I Mitsuhide SHIRAKI (Waseda University)
“HRM and the Expansion of Global Retailers in Asia”

Commentator:  Takeshi OHTOWA (Hiroshima City University)
Research Report II Yuko KAWAMOTO (Waseda University)
“Possibilities of Overseas Outsourcing for Service Industries”

Commentator: Hideki YOSHIHARA (Kobe University)
Moderator: Shigeto MOROKAMI (Meiji university)

The 12th Annual Conference in 2005 (Hiroshima City University)

Conference Theme 2005:  The Evolving International Business

Keynote Speech I Seita KANAI (Matsuda Corporation)
“Globalization of Matsuda – A Report from the Field”

Moderator: Masataka OTA (Waseda University)
Keynote Speech II Jean Louis MUCCHIELLI (University of Paris)
“Relocation and Multinational Firms’ Strategy: An Analysis from the French Viewpoint”

Moderator: Shinji HASEGAWA (Waseda University)
Interpreter: Chiwaki SHINODA (Hiroshima City University)

Research Report I Koichi SHIMOKAWA (Tokai Gakuen University)
“The Evolving Global Strategy and Global Management – Focusing on Global Business Development of a Worldwide Automobile Industry”

Commentator: Yasuo OKAMOTO (Bunkyo Gakuin University)
Moderator: Nobuo KAWABE (Waseda University)
Research Report II Toshimasa ASAKA (Matsushita Electric Industries)
“Global Management of Matsushita Electric Company at the Crossroads”

Commentator: Yasuo SUGIYAMA (Kyoto University)
Moderator: Nobuo KAWABE (Waseda University)
Research Report III: Yoshiya TERAMOTO (Waseda University)
“Issues and Pre-conditions for Corporate Governance Reform in the 21st Century”

Commentator: Junjiro SHINTAKU (University of Tokyo)
Moderator: Yoshiharu KUWANA (Chiba University of Commerce)

The 13th Annual Conference in 2006 (Waseda University)

Conference Theme 2006: The International Knowledge Management in Asia

Keynote Speech I Kimiyasu NAKAMURA (Nissan Motor Company)
“The Knowledge Management of Nissan Motor Company in China”
Keynote Speech II Sun-won BANG (Samsung)
“Internationalization Strategy of Samsung”

Moderator: Nobutaka KAZAMA (Meiji University)
Research Report I: Takashi UMEZAWA (Kokushikan University)
“International Specialization between Japan and China in the Software Industry”

Commentator: Masahiro IDA (Hannan University)
Moderator: Hideki YOSHIHARA (Nanzan University)
Research Report II:  Masaaki KOTABE (Temple University)
“Is Outsourcing What It’s Cracked Up to Be or Just a Fad?”

Commentator: Tomoaki SAKANO (Waseda University)
Moderator: Hideki YOSHIHARA (Nanzan University)
Special Program Combined Symposium with Japan Society of Human Resource Management

“The Expansion of Multinational Corporations in Asia and Human Resource Development”

Panelists:
Masanobu FUKUTANI (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University)
Nobuko HOSOGI (Sophia University)
Shiho NAKAMURA (Takamatsu University)
Isao TANNO (Kanagawa University)

Moderator: Mitsuhide SHIRAKI (Waseda University)

The 14th Annual Conference in 2007 (Takasaki City University of Economics)

Conference Theme 2007: Expanding Emerging Markets and International Business

Keynote Speech I Norihisa ANDO (Satyam Computer Services)
“Present Conditions and Future Outlook of India’s IT Enterprises”

Moderator: Takashi UMEZAWA (Kokushikan University)
Keynote Speech II Hiroshi MORIMOTO (Oracle)
“The Practice of Goal-Setting, Talent Development and Relationship Building in Global Business Development Based on 15 Years of Experience in India”

Moderator: Ken-ichi ENATSU (Waseda University)
Research Report I Tran Van THO (Waseda University)
“Emerging Economy of Vietnam and Multinational Corporations”

Commentator: Isao TANNO (Kanagawa University)
Research Report II Izumi SAKAGUCHI (Japan Association for Trade with Russia & NIS)
“The Potential of Russia’s Consumer Market and its Characteristics”

Commentator: Masakazu IMAI (Takasaki City University of Economics)
Moderator: Mitsuhide SHIRAKI (Waseda University)
Research Report III Noboru MAEDA (Aoyama Gakuin University):
“Global Integration in 2030: The role of BRICs and Japan – How to Deal with Seven Major Imminent Competitive Elements”

Moderator / Commentator: Ken-ichi YASUMURO (University of Hyogo)
Workshop I “Influx of Guest Workers and Transformation of Regional Economy”

Panelists:
Megumi YUKI (Gunma University)
Takashi HAYASHI (Nanzan University)
Shinichi KIGUCHI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)

Chairman: Motohiro KUROKAWA (Takasaki City University of Eonomics)
Workshop II “International Business and Standardization (1st Round)”

Panelists:
Manabu ENDO (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)
Masami KAJIURA (Aichi Gakuin University)
Shinji SAKAI (Canon)

Chairman: Ken-ichi YASUMURO (University of Hyogo)
Workshop III “Architecture and International Specialization in Liquid Crystal Display Industry”

Panelists:
Young-Won PARK (University of Tokyo)
Jun-ichi TOMITA (Toyo University)
Hirofumi TACHIKI (University of Tokyo)
Tetsuo YOSHIMOTO (Ritsumeikan University)

Commentator:
Bon-Kwan KOO (Samsung Economic Research Institute)
Lei SONG (Peking University)

Chairman: Junjiro SHINTAKU (Tokyo University)

The 15th Annual Conference in 2008 (Okayama University)

Conference Theme 2008: International Business and Diversity Management

Keynote Speech I Masahiko EZAKI (Kumon)
“Present Conditions of Overseas Expansion of Kumon and Endeavour and Determinants Enabling It”

Moderator: Ken-ichi ENATSU (Waseda University)
Keynote Speech II Kuniaki HAGIWARA (Hagiwara Industrial Corporation)
“The Importance of Management and Company Culture in Global Business”

Moderator: Satoru ENOMOTO (Okayama University)
Research Report I Sadanori ARIMURA (Yamaguchi University):
“Japanese Companies and Diversity Management ― from Handicapped Employment Point of View”

Commentator: Hideki YOSHIHARA (Nanzan University)
Research Report II Mami TANIGUCHI (Waseda University):
“Diversity Management in Organizations”

Commentator: Emiko MAGOSHI (J. F. Oberlin University)
Moderator: Hideko KONO (Tokyo Fuji University)
Workshop “International Business and Standardization”
”Standardization and Intellectual Property Strategies”

Panelists:
Masami KAJIURA (Aichi Gakuin University)
Yasuro UCHIDA (Toyama University)
Nobutada FUJIYOSHI (Konica Minolta)
Chairman: Ken-ichi YASUMURO (University of Hyogo)
Symposium “Application of Technology Seeds in Research Institutions of Asia and the Resultant Influence of Strategic Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration”

Report 1: Haruomi SHINDO (Myojo University)
Commentator: Toshimasa ASAKA (Konan University)

Report 2: Katsuhiro INAMURA (Tokai University)
Commentator: Tatsuo KINBARA (Hiroshima University)

Chairman: Yukio KIMURA (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)

Ⅲ. Other Activities

 From its founding in 1994 until 2008, each year the Academy publishes the Annual Bulletin of the Japan Academy of International Business Studies, which features peer-reviewed papers and reports contributed by speakers and presenters selected in the previous year's conference. Starting in 2009, the Academy changed its annual publication into a bi-annual peer-reviewed journal format called the Journal of International Business, the first volume of which was already published in April 2009. This new journal is expected to accommodate future growth in both quality and quantity of research papers.
 In addition, a JAIBS Newsletter that is published bi-annually plays an important role in public information dissemination, e.g., reporting on the nationwide conferences, financial reports, introduction of upcoming chapter events and detailed contents related to other activities.


Ⅳ. Other Activities

 In addition to the annual conferences, there are also chapter-based workshop meetings. Currently, the Academy has six active chapters nationwide; of which two chapters are organized under the Kanto Branch and four chapters under the Kaisai Branch. In the Kanto area, the two chapters are as follows: (i) Hokkaido & Northeast Chapter (Chapter Chief: Satoshi IWATA of Hokkaido University); and (ii) Kanto Chapter (Branch/Chapter Chief: Shigeto MOROKAMI of Meiji University). Together these two chapters hold six workshop meetings annually. In the Kansai area, the four chapters are as follows: (i) Chubu Chapter (Chapter Chief: Kenji ITO of Meijo University); (ii) Kansai Chapter (Branch/Chapter Chief: Takeshi FUJISAWA of Kwansei Gakuin University); (iii) Chugoku/Shikoku Chapter (Chapter Chief: Takeshi OHTOWA of Hiroshima City University); and (iv) Kyushu Chapter (Chapter Chief: Kiyoaki SHIOTSUGU of Kyushu University). Together these four chapters hold six workshop meetings annually as well. The workshop meetings are well-attended by members and provide excellent opportunities for professional exchange of information and ideas as well as for discussions among the members in a less formal atmosphere on a regular basis.
 To coordinate its active schedule of events and to keep its members well-informed, e.g., from issuing calls for papers related to annual conferences to publicizing chapter-based local activities, the Academy periodically disseminates a wide range of news and information in the form of an electronic newsletter.
 The Academy provides research grants to promising young researchers to encourage and support their budding careers. The Academy also gives awards to outstanding research papers and books contributing to the advancement of international business studies. A list of the JAIBS Awards for the past six years from 2003 to 2008 is summarized in the next section.



V. List of JAIBS Awards

2003 JAIBS Academic Award for the Most Promising Paper of the Year

Shige MAKINO, Chung-Ming LAU, Rhy-Song YEH, “Asset-Exploitation Versus Asset-Seeking: Implication for Location Choice of Foreign Direct Investment from Newly Industrialized Economies” (Journal of International Business Studies, December 2002)


2004 JAIBS Academic Award for the Best Book of the Year

Lin KOU, Emerging Markets Strategies - Global Network and Marketing Innovation, Chikura Publishing, 2003.


2004 JAIBS Academic Award for the Most Promising Paper of the Year

Norihiko TAKEUCHI, Mitsuru WAKABAYASHI, Ziguang CHEN, “The Strategic HRM Configuration for Competitive Advantage: Evidence from Japanese Firms in China and Taiwan” (Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 20, 2003)


2005 JAIBS Academic Award for the Best Book of the Year

Ken-ichi ANDO, Japanese Multinationals in Europe: A Comparison of the Automobile and Pharmaceutical Industries, New Horizons in International Business, 2005.


2006 JAIBS Academic Award for the Most Promising Paper of the Year

Koichi NAKAGAWA, “Business Architecture and an Interfirm Division of Labor Structure: How do Firms Cope with the Modularity Traps?” (The Annual Bulletin Japan Academy of International Business Studies, No.12)


2007 JAIBS Academic Award for the Best Book of the Year

Toru TAKAI, Creation of Global Business, Chikura Publishing, 2007.

Takahide YAMAGUCHI, Organizational Ability of Multinational Corporations ― Japanese Mother Factory System, Hakuto Shobo, 2006.


2007 Special Award

Tadashi HAYASHI, “Does Foreign Direct Investment in R&D Increase the Flow of Knowledge Spillover to the Investing Firms? An Analysis of Japanese Pharmaceutical Firms” (The Annual Bulletin Japan Academy of International Business Studies, No.13)


2008 JAIBS Academic Award for the Best Book of the Year

Ryuhei WAKASUGI Modern International Trade: Micro-data Analyses, Iwanami Shoten, 2007.


2008 Excellent Dissertation Award

Kazumi TADA, “The Process of Product Development Activities in a Subsidiary: A Case Study of Coca-Cola (Japan)” (The Annual Bulletin Japan Academy of International Business Studies, No.14)


Note

 The Excellent Dissertation Award was started in 2006 to recognize the best paper published in the Annual Bulletin of JAIBS whose author is a graduate under 35 years old. The former Encouragement Award for papers was terminated in 2003. Instead the JAIBS Awards comprise the Best Book of the Year Award and The Most Promising Paper of the Year Award. With the establishment of the Excellent Dissertation Award starting in 2006, the annual JAIBS Awards at present consist of three Awards in total.

(Yoko INOUE, Nihon University)