Canadians at the 31st International Conference on Business History

12 09 2013

The 31st International Conference on Business History will be taking place in Kyoto on 12-14 September 2013. Formerly known as the Fuji Conference, this event is the annual conference of the Business History Society of Japan.

Looking through the program, I see that Canadian academics will be participating as either presenters or discussants. It looks like a great conference full of good sessions. The organizers have also laid on trips to two factories. However, I hope that the overseas visitors find the time to see a bit of Kyoto, which is one of my favourite Japanese cities, not least because my honeymoon was there!
9:45-12:00 Session I : Methodology, Concepts and Overview
Chair: Bram Bouwens (Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands)

Takafumi Kurosawa (Kyoto University) “Industry Specific Time and Space: Methodology of the Industry History and the Possibilities  of Regional Perspective”

Jari Ojala (University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland) and Juha-Antti Lamberg (Jyväskylä , Finland) “Evolution of global paper and pulp industry 1800 – 2000: Regional Sources for  Competitiveness of Clusters”
Takeo Kikkawa (Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo) “Sinking Japan and Floating East Asia: The Cases of the Financial and Chemical Industries”

Discussant: Matthias Kipping (York University, Toronto, Canada)

13:15-15:30 Session II Automobile Industry

Chair: Ayumu Banzawa (Osaka University, Osaka)

Dimitry Anastakis (Trent University, Ontario, Canada) “From National to Continental to International: The Evolution of the Canadian Auto Industry, 1960-2000″

Zejian Li (Osaka Sangyo University, Osaka)” Competitive Advantage and Organizational Dynamics: The Rise of Automobile Makers in Asia, 1990s-2000s”
Harm G. Schröter (University of Bergen, Norway) The World Truck-Market –A Regional Issue?
Discussant: Takashi Hikino (Kyoto University)

11:45-13:00 Research Strategy: An Interim Review
Chair: TBD

Matthias Kipping (York University. Toronto) “Competitive Advantage and Industry Location (revised edition)”

Takafumi Kurosawa (Kyoto University) “Good Strategy, Bad Strategy”: An Interim Self Review on the CARIS Project