Japanese Entrepreneurship and Opportunities for Partnering

As part of the Japan Industry and Management of Technology (JIMT) Speaker Series, discusses the importance of entrepreneurship and new technologies in securing Japan’s full economic recovery from the current economic slump. Describes the history of Japanese entrepreneurship, which experienced a golden age after WWII, and how the rise of large corporations led to less risk-taking, effectively stifling venture firms chances for success in the market. Discusses new government programs aimed at fostering venture firm growth and changes required in education, banking, mergers and acquisitions, the bankruptcy system and regional competition to support entrepreneurship. Describes current trends in small business and venture firms and the possibility for partnering with U.S. firms in collaborative research.