Dear colleagues,


hope this email finds you well. Are you interested in Japan, Japanese business and management? Is Japan hot or not? What’s the future of Japanese business? Check out our just published special issue with contributions from distinguished and emerging scholars, e.g. Shige Makino, Eleanor Westney, Mike Kotabe, Tomoki Sekiguchi, Derek Lehmberg, Hideaki Sakawa, Kiyohiro Oki, Genjiro Kosaka. Enjoy!


Asian Business & Management

Volume 19, Issue 1, February 2020

Special Issue: Japanese Business

1.       Editorial

The past and future contributions of research on Japanese management

Shige MakinoDerek LehmbergPages 1-7

Download PDF (504KB) View Article

2.       Perspectives

Reflecting on Japan’s contributions to management theory

Eleanor WestneyPages 8-24

Download PDF (482KB) View Article

3.       Perspective

Japanese management and the climate of the time

Masaaki KotabePages 25-35

Download PDF (500KB) View Article

4.       Original Article

The vertical keiretsu advantage in the era of Westernization in the Japanese automobile industry: investigation from transaction cost economics and a resource-based view

Genjiro KosakaKoichi NakagawaSeiji ManabePages 36-61

Download PDF (815KB) View Article

5.       Original Article

Main bank relationship and accounting conservatism: evidence from Japan

Hideaki SakawaNaoki WatanabelPages 62-85

Download PDF (880KB) View Article

6.       Original Article

Factory performance and decision-making authority between headquarters, expatriates, and local employees in Japanese MNCs in Southeast Asia

Kiyohiro OkiPages 86-117

Download PDF (864KB) View Article

7.       Original Article

Attractiveness of Japanese firms to international job applicants: the effects of belongingness, uniqueness, and employment patterns

Liang HuangYunyue YangTomoki SekiguchiPages 118-144

Download PDF (822KB) View Article


Best regards,




Fabian Jintae FROESE, Ph.D., Dr. oec.

Professor and Chair of HRM and Asian Business

University of Goettingen, Platz der Goettinger Sieben 5, 37085 Goettingen, Germany

Tel: +49 551 3920491, Email: [log in to unmask],


Twitter / LinkedIn / Google scholar / Researchgate


Editor-in-chief of Asian Business & Management

Chair (president) of Academy of International Business Western Europe

President of the Association of Japanese Business Studies

Associate editor of International Journal of Human Resource Management




AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business.
For information:
To post message: [log in to unmask]
For assistance: [log in to unmask]
AIB-L is a moderated list.