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Board Agenda: Could Japan’s governance be improving?

Japan introduced a corporate governance code in 2015, but critics say more needs to be done. Dr John Buchanan, Research Associate at the Centre for Business Research, Cambridge Judge Business School, says although implementation of corporate governance at larger corporations…

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Any hope for Japanese manufacturing?

They were once the global leaders in consumer electronics but over the past few years, top Japanese manufacturers have posted record losses. Cambridge MBA Masato Omori discusses whether there is any hope for Japanese manufacturing. An interview with Conrad Chua,…

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Masato Omori

Hedge fund activism in Japan: the limits of shareholder primacy

The new book from the Centre for Business Research (CBR), Hedge Fund Activism in Japan: The Limits of Shareholder Primacy, by John Buchanan, Dominic Heesang Chai and Simon Deakin, charts the recent history of hedge fund activism in Japan between…

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Japanese market fallout

Japan's markets will continue to fluctuate until the nuclear crisis is resolved Dr George Olcott, Cambridge Judge Business School Fellow, says he has been 'impressed' and even 'moved' by the way Japanese people have responded to the crisis that has…

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Dr George Olcott

Risky business

Factoring in the 'unknown unknowns': why new multidisciplinary risk management models are needed in light of the Japanese earthquake Michelle Tuveson, Executive Director of the Centre for Risk Studies, based at Cambridge Judge Business School, says risk management modelling will…

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Ms Michelle Tuveson

A black swan event

Was Japan's nuclear industry prepared? Nuclear specialist Dr William Nuttall considers the known unknowns and unknown unknowns and says we must learn from this disaster A leading Cambridge nuclear energy specialist is asking what thought Japan's nuclear authority gave to…

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Conflict and change

Dr George Olcott's new book Conflict and Change: Foreign Ownership and the Japanese Firm takes a look at the challenges that beset modern Japanese corporations as they try to adapt to a globalised environment. Dr George Olcott, FME Teaching Fellow at Cambridge…

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Doing business in Japan

Historically, Japanese firms have not been prominent players in cross-border mergers and acquisitions. In industries where this is the normal route for expansion, this reticence has been holding its firms back. Determined not to be upstaged by countries like India,…

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Doing business in Japan

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