RIEBセミナー RIEB Seminar

日時 2016年9月23日(金)午後1時30分から午後3時30分まで
会場 神戸大学経済経営研究所 調査室(兼松記念館1階)
対象 教員、院生、および同等の知識をお持ちの方
使用言語 英語
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報告者 Camilla NELLEMANN
所属 立教大学大学院経営学研究科
論題 Integration of Japanese Multinationals into the Global Village
概要 In this paper I explain the trend of Japanese companies to invite foreign peers into their vertical keiretsu. Through a case study of the joint venture between Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Vestas I show how MHI managed to expand its wind power business in partnership with a wind turbine manufacturer headquartered in Denmark. I analyzed MHI's motivations to join forces with Vestas based on Dunning's (1997) motives for inter-firm collaboration and found that MHI foremost acquired new products and a strong track record which allowed the company to pursue its global aspirations. My research helps to fill a gap in the literature on the state of the vertical keiretsu in Japan. From being loyal Japanese networks, they now integrate into global network to enhance their competitiveness. Secondly, while previous studies suggest that keiretsu affiliation hinders international integration the MHI-Vestas case shows that a keiretsu member may collaborate fruitfully with a foreign partner.