Japan did not reap the benefits of the information, computer and technology revolution as did the US at the dawn of the new millennium. Why that is so is the focus of ongoing research by Professor Kyoji Fukao, Director of the Institute of Economic Research at Hitotsubashi University. According to Prof. Fukao, productivity growth in […]
by Jean-Christophe de Swaan – Decades from now, if Abenomics turns out to be successful, economic historians will probably pinpoint Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s corporate sector initiatives of 2014-15 as the era’s seminal reforms.
Oasis Management, the Hong Kong-based activist fund that called for the changes unveiled last month by Nintendo Co., is turning its attention to Kyocera Corp. and Canon Inc.
(Reuters) – A group of former top Sony Corp executives has delivered an unusually blunt critique to the firm's chief executive Kazuo Hirai, accusing him of losing sight of innovation by focusing on cost-cutting.
The full version of my article in Ethical Boardroom – a magazine that I find to be quite impressive.
BDTI's Representative Director Nicholas Benes has written anarticle in Ethical Boardroom, explaining how Japan got to the point of creating a corporate governancecode when the topic was not even discussed18 months ago. The article is on page 50. (Use the page selection bar at the bottom. )
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The organization and work of boards has been a central focus of debate regarding corporate governance practices and reform initiatives in both Germany and Japan. A common underlying concern has been how to ensure that both directors and management fully understand their respective roles, and have the skills and mind-set needed to perform those roles so as to enhance effective strategic decision-making.