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Sustainable Management of Japanese Entrepreneurs in Pre-War Period from the Perspective of SDGs and ESG

Authors: Takehara, Masaatsu, Hasegawa, Naoya

  • Explores historically successful experiments with sustainability in business practices
  • Provides information on little-known episodes of Japanese economic history for foreign readers
  • Focuses on how economic transformation can lead to sustainable practices
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This book features 13 Japanese entrepreneurs who made a significant contribution to the development of society from 1868, when modernization in Japan began, to the 1950s, after World War II. They worked on solving social issues at the time through their businesses and succeeded in creating social value by solving social issues and economic value through the development of their businesses. 

The business philosophies they practiced have been passed on to their successors, and the companies they founded are now providing value to consumers around the world. Those 13 entrepreneurs anticipated the integration of solving social issues into corporate management, which modern companies are expected to realize under the umbrella of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by United Nations in 2015. Their trajectories provide a wealth of practical knowledge necessary to survive in a changing society and provide many valuable lessons for modern companies and their managers.


About the authors

Masaatsu Takehara is a specially-appointed associate professor, Faculty of Sustainability Studies, Hosei University, Japan. He completed his doctoral course at the Graduate School of International Social Sciences, Yokohama National University.

Naoya Hasegawa is a Professor at Faculty of Sustainability Studies, Hosei University, Japan. His research focuses on business and sustainability, entrepreneur history. He obtained Ph-D at the Graduate School of International Social Sciences, Yokohama National University. He serves as Sustainability Senior Advisor at Sapporo Holdings Co., Ltd.

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“This volume is an important contribution to the field of corporate social responsibility. It confirms that CSR is not a solely a Western concept, but one which has been embedded in Japanese business culture for over a century. By linking socially-responsible actions to various schools of thought, this book not only provides an historical basis for Japanese CSR, but also points the way to re-discovering these principles in a modern world.” (Dr. Lori Forman, Professor and Development Advisor, and former Visiting Professor at Keio University)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Management of Japanese Entrepreneurs in Pre-War Period from the Perspective of SDGs and ESG
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-6507-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-6507-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-6506-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IV, 232
Number of Illustrations
76 b/w illustrations
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