Research

Research interests My research interests have broadened over the years. Starting previously from comparative Corporate Governance research between Japan and Germany, I became interested more and more in many aspects of International Business. Speaking in this sense, I am interested in whatever comes into Japan, whether it is people, money or products. Also, I am interested about what Japanese firms do abroad, especially at the area of mergers and acquisitions. My research area covers the following four areas:

  • Corporate Governance : especially research on board room issues
  • Human Resource Management: especially expatriates and behavioral research at M&A issues.
  • Marketing: especially foreign firms coming to Japan, cross country and multi country research
  • Finance: especially M&A research, banking issues.

Research related lectures Elected professor for teaching at Kobe University SESAMI Program from 2013 to today: Advanced International Business. From 2010 until 2012 Ordinary lecture at PhD and Master level at Business Faculty of Kobe University: International Business. From 2005 to 2009 Ordinary lecture: Oushuukeizairon (Theory of European Economics and Business). These lectures for 5 consecutive years were delivered completely in Japanese language. Longstanding guest professorships:

  • Konan University (from 2006 until 2014, 9 consecutive years ): Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Governance
  • Doshisha University: Organizational Behavior
  • Ritsumeikan University (from 2009 until today, 2016): International Business and M&A
  • Osaka University of Economics: Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A, in Japanese language): See lecture Plan

Additional foreign guest lectureship:

  • Taiwan National Normal University (several years guest professorships) : Human Resource Development.
  • Hamburg University and Tuebingen University, 2013 and 2014: Mergers and Acquisitions and International Business.
  • Kassel University.

Research related membership at research associations International:

  • Academy of Management (AOM)
  • Academy of International Business (AIB)
  • Euro-Asian Management Studies Association (EAMSA)
  • Association of Japanese Business Studies (AJBS)

National (in Japan):

  • Management Association (Keiei Gakkai)
  • Japanese Finance Association (Nihon zaimu kanri gakkai)
  • Japanese Finance and Management Association (Nihon keiei kanri kenkyu gakkai)