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The Entrepreneur Who Built Modern Japan

The Entrepreneur Who Built Modern Japan

Shibusawa Eiichi

Shimada Masakazu
Translated by Paul Narum

Business & Economics

¥3,300

Published by JPIC | Hardcover | ISBN 978-4-916055-79-8 | 196 pages | 220mm (h) x 148mm (w) | March 2017

About the Book

In this penetrating biography of Shibusawa Eiichi (1840-1931), one of Japan's foremost entrepreneurs, Shimada Masakazu traces Shibusawa's youth, when he witnessed the decay of Japan's feudal society and experienced the benefits of modernization at first hand in Europe; his service in the Ministry of Finance of the new Meiji government in its early years; and his venture into business and involvement in literally hundreds of companies as he set about building the roots of modern corporate Japan. Shimada also looks closely at Shibusawa's social activities and his insistence that economics and morals are inseparable. In troubled times like the present, when the limits of capitalism are being seen around the world, Shibusawa's vision is as relevant as ever.

About the Author

SHIMADA Masakazu

Born in Tokyo in 1961, Shimada Masakazu received his MA in economics from the Economics Department of the Waseda University Graduate School. He took all the credits in the PhD course in management at the Institute of Economics Studies at Meiji University, leaving school in midcourse, eventually getting the PhD in management from the same university. Currently, he is professor of Business Administration at Bunkyo Gakuin University. He was also visiting scholar at the University of Michigan in 1998 and research fellow at Hitotsubashi University Center for Japanese Business Studies from 2009-2014. He primarily conducts historical studies on Shibusawa Eiichi's corporate activities, as well as research on the optical instrument industry.

Review

"The book’s clear narrative of Shibusawa’s life story and strong analysis of Shibusawa’s strategies for addressing the political, economic, and ethical problems that entrepreneurs faced in Meiji Japan will certainly reward the reader with new insights into this fascinating period of Japanese and world history."

John H. Sagers, Education About Asia

内容紹介

長年にわたって近代日本の実業界のリーダーとして活躍した渋沢栄一(1840-1931)。経済政策に関する積極的な提言を行う一方で,関わったおびただしい数の会社経営をどのように切り盛りしたのか。民間ビジネスの自立モデルを作り上げ、さらに社会全体の発展のために自ら行動しつづけた社会企業家の先駆者の足跡を明らかにする。

著者紹介

島田昌和

1961年、東京生まれ。早稲田大学大学院経済学研究科経済学修士号取得、明治大学大学院経営学研究科博士課程単位取得満期中退、経営学博士(明治大学)。現在、文京学院大学経営学部教授。専攻は日本経営史。主に、渋沢栄一の企業家活動の史的研究および光学系精密機械産業の研究に従事。著書に『渋沢栄一の企業者活動の研究―戦前期企業システムの創出と出資者経営者の役割』(日本経済評論社、2007年)、『渋沢栄一と人づくり』(共編著、有斐閣、2013年)、『進化の経営史―人と組織のフレキシビリティ』(共編著、有斐閣、2008年)など。

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Original Japanese Version / 原書情報

渋沢栄一 ―社会企業家の先駆者

渋沢栄一 ―社会企業家の先駆者

島田 昌和 著

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