A Pioneer of Management Research and Education in Japan

A Pioneer of Management Research and Education in Japan

Challenges from Kobe University Business School


  • 著者
  • 上林憲雄, 平野恭平, 三井泉 編著
  • 出版社
  • Springer
  • 出版年月
  • 2023年05月
  • ISBN
  • 9789819908677 / 9789819908684



This book looks at the future direction of business administration based on the history of Kobe University's Faculty of Business Administration and Graduate School of Business Administration (Kobe University Business School: KUBS). The book is an international publication that looks at the unique education and research style of the business school, which draws on the lineage of higher commercial schools not found in former imperial universities in Japan, and the realities of the highly individualistic professors at the school.

The book provides an easy-to-understand explanation of the development and current status of business administration in a broad sense, including accounting and commerce, as well as business administration in a narrower sense. Illustrations and photographs are inserted throughout the book to make it easier to read.

経営学研究科 教授 上林憲雄


  • Chapter 1  Introduction: The Development of KUBS and the History of Business Administration in Japan
  • Part I: History of KUBS
    • Chapter 2  History of Modern Business Education in Japan
    • Chapter 3  A Captain Pioneering the New Academic Field of Business Administration in Japan: Yasutaro Hirai
    • Chapter 4  The Road to KUBS: The Ages of Kobe University of Commerce
    • Chapter 5  Establishing the Kobe-Style of Management Studies: Three Big Captains
    • Chapter 6  Establishing the MBA Program: From the Night Course to the Business School
    • Chapter 7  To Be a Global Player of Management Studies and Education: The Power of the Accumulation of Management Knowledge in KUBS
    • Chapter 8  The Impact and Contribution of KUBS on Japanese Industry
  • Part II: Development of the Research Divisions in KUBS
    • Chapter 9  Division of Management
    • Chapter 10  Division of Accounting
    • Chapter 11  Division of Commerce
    • Chapter 12  Conclusion: KUBS Mission for the Future
  • Appendices
    • Appendix 1  Brief Chronology of KUBS
    • Appendix 2  Transition of Chairs and Units in KUBS