京都大学 大学院経済学研究科・経済学部

DEPARTMENT FACULTY

Professor

Akira TanakaActivity Database on
Education and Research

Degree (Awarding Institution)
Doctor of Economics (Kyoto University)
COURSES
TAUGHT
Undergraduate: Business History of Modern Japan
Graduate: Business History of Modern Japan
Membership of Professional Organizations
  • Business History Society of Japan (BHSJ)
  • Japan Society for Distributive Sciences (JSDS)
  • Japan Academy of International Business Studies (JAIBS)
  • The Society for Industrial Studies, Japan
Main field of Research and Instruction

Japanese Economic and Business History, Industrial Studies, Natural Resource Economics

Topic(s) of Research in Progress

Strategy and Structure of Japanese Sogo Shosha or General Trading Companies Resource Networks, Especially Mining-Steel-Automobile Value Chain, and Rare Earths Trade

Selected Publications
  • A. Tanaka, Postwar Japan’s Mineral Industry: A Comparative History of Its Procurement System and Sogo Shosha, The University of Nagoya Press, 2012. (in Japanese)
  • Y. Wang and A. Tanaka, “From Hierarchy to Hybrid: The Evolving Nature of Inter-Firm Governance in China’s Automobile Groups,” Journal of Business Research, Vol.64, No.1, 2011, 74-80.
  • A Tanaka, “Why Were Sogo Shosha Needed?: Japan’s Develop-and-Import Scheme of Iron Ore in the 1960s,” Oikonomika, Vol.44, No.3&4, 171-194, 2008.