Prime Minister Abe urges reform of corporate governance Slow but steady change… Reuters reports that Japan’s Prime Minister Abe urges company boards to reform corporate governance to include independent directors. I added the following comment. Corporate governance in Japan: exercise of shareholder power and emergency situations The question of independent Board Directors is often framed… Continue reading Corporate governance in Japan – views of an Independent Board Director of a listed Japanese Company
Why are Apple/IBM/Microsoft/Google so very different compared to SONY/Panasonic/NEC Need for corporate governance reforms in Japan My friend’s question: Why are Apple/IBM/Microsoft/Google so very different compared to SONY/Panasonic/NEC Gerhard Fasol’s answer: Profit and growth. Apple and IBM grow and are highly profitable. Sony, Panosonic and NEC have no growth and no profit for 15 years… Continue reading Japan’s electronics conglomerates: Whats the difference between Apple/IBM vs Sony/Panasonic/NEC?
Success stories vs failure. Why some foreign companies succeed in Japan’s high tech sector, and why others fail. Stanford University Japan Technology Center lecture by Gerhard Fasol, given in 1999 – most still applies today! New opportunities vs old mistakes – foreign companies in Japan’s high-tech markets Stanford University lecture, given on October 28th, 1999… Continue reading Foreign companies in Japan’s high-tech markets: new opportunities versus old mistakes (Lecture at Stanford University)