Today I received notice that the first paper we wrote analyzing the comparative research on 100 year old Japanese and U.S. companies will be published in the Journal of Social Sciences in October. Once I have the specifics I will post the link to the online version of the journal for those who are interested.
Next week my research partner, Makoto Kanda, will be coming to Holland, MI from Japan and we will work on our next paper, which will go into more detail regarding the statistically significant comparative results. Excited to be at this stage of the research and look forward to sharing the results. I believe they are very interesting: it is clear that the leaders of these 'old' companies see their job as one of stewardship, making sure the company succeeds in order to pass it on to the next generation. With this as the primary objective, their business decisions are somewhat different from generally accepted management theory.