Professor Hugh Whittaker

Hugh Whittaker
Professor in the Economy and Business of Japan and Director, Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies

My research interests include entrepreneurship, management of innovation, corporate governance, and employment relations in Japan, as well as political economy and economic development in East Asia.  My publications include Comparative Entrepreneurship: The UK, Japan and the Shadow of Silicon Valley (2009) and (co-edited) Corporate Governance and Managerial Reform in Japan (2009).  A current research project is on ‘compressed development’ in East Asia.



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