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RIETI Discussion Papers Series (17-E-098, July 2017)

In "To Support R&D or Linkages? Seeking a better policy mix for SME support", Suzuki Jun analyzes the effects of the new generation of policy mix supporting SMEs by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) in Japan, the Sapo-In program, using patent data from the viewpoint of the effectiveness of financial support to firms (research and development (R&D) subsidy) and the support to build linkages (soft support) on both the supply- and demand-side (matching, brokering, and consulting).

Read and download the Discussion Paper at RIETI.

Japan Forum (29; 3, 2017), published a special issue on “Japanese Political Economy Revisited: Diverse Corporate Change, Institutional Transformation, and Abenomics”.

In its introductory article, David Chiavacci and Sébastien Lechevalier, two editors of this special issue, observe the changing perceptions of Japan's political economy from its meteoric rise as worldwide leading model in the 1970s and 1980s to its demotion to a problem and reform case since the later 1990s. Adrienne Sala, in her article "The Japanese consumer finance market and its institutional changes since the 1980s", argues that the joint transformation of public perception about households’ over-indebtedness and financial deregulation had important implications on the government decision to reform overall consumer credit between 2005 and 2010. Further details about their ongoing researches can be found at our EU-funded INCAS project website.

Read and download articles from the journal at Tylor & Francis Online.

Régulation Review. Capitalism, Institutions, Power (n°21, 2017) –or Revue de la régulation, published a special issue on “Institutionalist Perspectives on China”. 

Robert Boyer, former professor at the EHESS and co-founder of the Theory of regulation and of the Review with the same name, in collaboration with Sébastien Lechevalier, examine the case of China and the regulation theory stressing the specificity of China’s trajectory. The Revue celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and its longevity shows breadth and depth of interest in regulationist and institutionalist analysis as well as all the dynamics created by their approaches and methods in the field of economical researches.

Read and download articles from the journal at REVUE.org.

Mouvement social (n°257 ; october-december 2016)

In an article entitled "Between War Wounds and a War of Wounds: The Humanitarian Bullet Debate in Europe and Japan, 1890-1905", Ken Daimaru discusses on the emergence and development of a group of doctors with expertise in ‘wound ballistics’, from a cross-perspective Europe-Japan, as a way to shed new light on the transformations affecting military medicine and public debate over war wounds at the turn of the twentieth century.

Read and download articles from this special issue at Project Muse.

Review of World Economics (151; 3, August 2015) published its special issue "Globalization and labor market outcomes: de-industrialization, job security, and wage inequalities" edited by Sébastien Lechevalier.  

This special issue consists of seven papers presented in their preliminary versions at a workshop held in April 2013 at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), in Tokyo, Japan. This is one of the products of a 3 year research project entitled “De-industrialization and the future of industries in Japan, Korea, Germany, and France” coordinated by the Fondation France-Japon de l’EHESS.

Read and download articles from this special issue at Springer Link.

Entreprises et Histoire (n°80; 3, March 2015), published a special issue on "Relations Europe-Japon".

In a group interview, Sébastien Lechevalier discuss about the economic crises and political reactions, economic structures and the role of national and transnational public institutions, and the Fukushima disaster and its consequences in Japan and in Europe. Maki Umemura examines the evolution of the regenerative medicine industry in the UK and Japan. It builds upon business history scholarship on therapeutics and addresses the growing body of work in the fields of comparative business systems and comparative institutional analysis. This contribution is conceived as a part of the outcomes of 2015 Michelin/CEAFJP research fellowship program coordinated by the Fondation France-Japon de l'EHESS.

Read and download articles from this special issue at CAIRN.info.

Research Policy (n°43;10, 2014), published a special issue on "Emergence and evolution of new industries: The path-dependent dynamics of knowledge creation" edited by Jackie Krafft, Sébastien Lechevalier, Francesco Quatraro and Cornelia Storz.
Two contributions of S. Lechevalier aim to analyze the conditions of emergence of new industries by focusing on the new industry of service robot and the role of its key actors. By using data of Japanese patent applications, their findings suggest that the emergence of the industry is mainly triggered by established large firms, rather than by newly created firms. This special issue is conceived through 4 years collaborative project "Le futur de l'industrie au Japon, en Corée, en Allemagne et en France" coordinated by the Fondation France-Japon de l'EHESS.

Read and download articles from this special issue at Science Direct.

Critique internationale (n°63, april-june 2014), " Vers un renouveau de l'Etat-développeur en Asie " edited by two FFJ researchers Pauline Debanes and Sébastien Lechevalier.

Le concept d'État développeur formulé au début des années 1980 décrivait les modalités d'intervention de l’État dans le processus de développement du Japon puis de la Corée du Sud et de Taïwan. Il a été ensuite enrichi pour rendre compte des stratégies de développement d’autres pays. À partir des études empiriques de cinq pays asiatiques (Japon, Corée du Sud, Taïwan, Inde et Kazakhstan), ce dossier veut montrer que, si elles engagent nécessairement une évolution des modalités d’intervention de l’État, les caractéristiques du capitalisme contemporain ne rendent pas pour autant caduque la possibilité d’un État développeur. This special issue is conceived as a part of the outcomes of the research program "Asian capitalisms" coordinated by the Fondation France-Japon de l'EHESS. Further details about their ongoing researches can be found at our EU-funded INCAS project website.

Read and download articles from this special issue at CAIRN.info

Socio Economic Review (11; 2, April 2013), “Bringing Asia into the Comparative Capitalism Perspective” edited by B. Amable, S. Casper, S. Lechevalier & C. Storz.

While Western industrialized societies have almost gained a canonical status within political economy approaches, Asian economies and their internal diversities have received less attention. This special issue of Socio-Economic Review aims to integrate Asia into the comparative capitalism approach in a more differentiated way, and hereby hopes to substantiate it. This special issue is conceived as a part of the outcomes of the research program "Asian capitalisms" coordinated by the Fondation France-Japon de l'EHESS.

Read and download articles from this special issue at Oxford Academic.