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ABAS is also included in EBSCO host, ProQuest, CrossRef, and J-STAGE.
This publication is supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number JP16HP2004.

About ABAS: Annals of Business Administrative Science


ABAS is supported by Grant-in-Aid for Publication of Scientific Research Results
from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

ABAS is an English-language, open-access online journal that communicates the results of business research conducted in Japan to overseas researchers. It is of course a refereed journal. ABAS is the first Japanese business studies journal to be archived on the international EBSCO host and ProQuest research databases. ABAS was founded in 2002, and is published by GBRC, a non-profit organization established primarily by interested members of the teaching staff of Department of Management, Graduate School of Economics of the University of Tokyo.

Ten years after its foundation, ABAS was re-launched from Volume 11 in a new form. The new version was clearly distinguished from conventional national and international social science journals, adopting a completely new and different "ABAS style" to publish distinctive, stylish papers in the aim of becoming a frequently cited journal. This is the ABAS editorial policy.

What is ABAS style?

  1. Each paper focuses on a single theory, data set, and concept, with a clear and simple theme.
  2. The paperfs title and abstract are explanatory, enabling readers to immediately understand its theme and assertions.
  3. Each paper is compact, aiming for a length of 10-15 pages so that it can be read in a single sitting.
  4. English is used as a common global language, and the language is simple enough to be readily understood by non-native readers of English.
  5. Advanced mathematical or statistical methods are not used.
ABAS places particular emphasis on the following three types of paper, which have been neglected by conventional journals, but which readers wish to read:
  1. Technical notes: Clarifying mistakes and problems in existing research.
  2. Fact-finding reports: Setting out interesting facts obtained from research data.
  3. Conceptual papers: Introducing and explaining interesting conceptual models developed either by the author or others.

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Recent Articles


Byun, S. (2016). Hyundai Steel's ramp-up strategy and the learning effect.
Annals of Business Administrative Science.
doi: 10.7880/abas.0160531a
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Akiike, A., & Katsumata, S. (2016). Characteristics of dual product users: The case of mobile phone market.
Annals of Business Administrative Science.
doi: 10.7880/abas.0160413a
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Kikuchi, H., & Iwao, S. (2016). Pure dynamic capabilities to accomplish economies of growth.
Annals of Business Administrative Science.
doi: 10.7880/abas.0160213a (Advance Publication).
Download (Available online May 13, 2016)

Kuwashima, K. (2016). Drug discovery process: A case study on Takeda.
Annals of Business Administrative Science.
doi: 10.7880/abas.0160224a (Advance Publication).
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Kono, H. (2016). The role of weak ties in diversification strategy.
Annals of Business Administrative Science.
doi: 10.7880/abas.0160309a (Advance Publication).
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Kobayashi, M. (2016). Multinational enterprise-driven industrial agglomerations: Business practices in Chinafs Dalian software industry.
Annals of Business Administrative Science, 15(2), 105-117.
doi: 10.7880/abas.0160228a
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Ichikohji, T. & Katsumata, S. (2016). The relationship between content creation and monetization by consumers: Amateur manga (doujinshi) and music in Japan.
Annals of Business Administrative Science, 15(2), 89-103.
doi: 10.7880/abas.0151214a
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Wada, T. (2016). Reconsideration of characteristics of information-based resource.
Annals of Business Administrative Science, 15(2), 75-87.
doi: 10.7880/abas.0160118a
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Song, W., & Suh, Y. (2016). Making gatekeepers in supplier systems: A case for offering customer solutions.
Annals of Business Administrative Science, 15(2), 59-73.
doi: 10.7880/abas.0150805a
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Sato, H. (2016). Generalization is everything, or is it?: Effectiveness of case study research for theory construction.
Annals of Business Administrative Science, 15(1), 49-58.
doi: 10.7880/abas.0151203a
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Oki, K. (2016). The history of a mother factory.
Annals of Business Administrative Science, 15(1), 29-48.
doi: 10.7880/abas.0151111a
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Takahashi, N. (2016). Strategy and structure follow technology: A spinout proposition of J. D. Thompsonfs Organizations in Action.
Annals of Business Administrative Science, 15(1), 15-27.
doi: 10.7880/abas.0150810a
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Kuwashima, Y. (2016). Structural equivalence and cohesion can explain bandwagon and snob effect.
Annals of Business Administrative Science, 15(1), 1-14.
doi: 10.7880/abas.0150816a
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Ogami, M. (2015). The false S-curve shaped by licensing agreements.
Annals of Business Administrative Science, 14, 351-364.
doi: 10.7880/abas.14.351
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Inamizu, N. (2015). Impact of change in office layout on employees' communication satisfaction.
Annals of Business Administrative Science, 14, 335-350.
doi: 10.7880/abas.14.335
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Sato, H. (2015). Organizational change and temporal myopia.
Annals of Business Administrative Science, 14, 323-333.
doi: 10.7880/abas.14.323
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Yamashiro, Y. (2015). Implied contract: Birth and rebirth.
Annals of Business Administrative Science, 14, 309-321.
doi: 10.7880/abas.14.309
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Oki, K. (2015). Knowledge-intensive mother factory: How can a mother factory support foreign factories without mass production activity?
Annals of Business Administrative Science, 14, 293-308.
doi: 10.7880/abas.14.293
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Iwao, S. (2015). Organizational routine and coordinated imitation.
Annals of Business Administrative Science, 14, 279-291.
doi: 10.7880/abas.14.279
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Takahashi, N. (2015). Japanese work ethic and culture: A new paradigm of intrinsic motivation.
Annals of Business Administrative Science, 14, 261-278.
doi: 10.7880/abas.14.261
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Ohkawa, H. (2015). Deculturation: A secret of birth.
Annals of Business Administrative Science, 14, 247-260.
doi: 10.7880/abas.14.247
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Akiike, A., & Iwao, S. (2015). Criticisms on "The Innovator's Dilemma" being in a dilemma.
Annals of Business Administrative Science, 14, 231-245.
doi: 10.7880/abas.14.231
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Fukuzawa, M. (2015). Competitiveness of Japanese electric and electronics factories.
Annals of Business Administrative Science, 14, 217-230.
doi: 10.7880/abas.14.217
Download (Available online May 24, 2015)

Mukai, Y. (2015). The dynamics of the Komatsu way.
Annals of Business Administrative Science, 14, 205-215.
doi: 10.7880/abas.14.205
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Yamashiro, Y. (2015). Conceptual expansion into organizational identity change.
Annals of Business Administrative Science, 14, 193-203.
doi: 10.7880/abas.14.193
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Kim, H. (2015). How psychological resistance of headquarter engineers interferes product development task transfer to overseas units.
Annals of Business Administrative Science, 14, 171-191.
doi: 10.7880/abas.14.171
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Kuwashima, K. (2015). Exploring the characteristics of pharmaceutical product development: A cross-industry perspective.
Annals of Business Administrative Science, 14, 161-170.
doi: 10.7880/abas.14.161
Download (Available online March 29, 2015)

Inamizu, N. (2015). Perspective index of production workers: Analysis of "gemba capabilities in electrical and electronics industry".
Annals of Business Administrative Science, 14, 147-160.
doi: 10.7880/abas.14.147
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Kosuge, R. (2015). Measuring market orientation in the context of service organizations: A context-specific study.
Annals of Business Administrative Science, 14, 137-146.
doi: 10.7880/abas.14.137
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Takahashi, N. (2015). An essential service in Penrosefs economies of growth.
Annals of Business Administrative Science, 14, 127-135.
doi: 10.7880/abas.14.127
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Takamatsu, T., & Tomita, J. (2015). Disruptive innovation: A case of full mold casting.
Annals of Business Administrative Science, 14, 109-126.
doi: 10.7880/abas.14.109
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Kobayashi, M. (2015). Requirement for engineers in embedded software development outsourcing.
Annals of Business Administrative Science, 14, 97-108.
doi: 10.7880/abas.14.97
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Fukuzawa, M. (2015). Dynamic capability as fashion.
Annals of Business Administrative Science, 14, 83-96.
doi: 10.7880/abas.14.83
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Takahashi, N. (2015). Where is bounded rationality from?
Annals of Business Administrative Science, 14, 67-82.
doi: 10.7880/abas.14.67
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Wada, T. (2015). Mottainai innovation.
Annals of Business Administrative Science, 14, 53-66.
doi: 10.7880/abas.14.53
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Mitomi, Y., & Takahashi, N. (2015). A missing piece of mutual learning model of March (1991).
Annals of Business Administrative Science, 14, 35-51.
doi: 10.7880/abas.14.35
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Inamizu, N. (2015). Garbage can code: Mysteries in the original simulation model.
Annals of Business Administrative Science, 14, 15-34.
doi: 10.7880/abas.14.15
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Takahashi, N. (2015). Behind the shell: Rigid persons clung onto it.
Annals of Business Administrative Science, 14, 1-14.
doi: 10.7880/abas.14.1
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ABAS Article List

Volume 13/2014
Volume 12/2013
Volume 11/2012
Volumes 1-10/2002-2011


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Editorial Office: MERC, University of Tokyo. Kojima Hall, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN.
ABAS is also included in EBSCO host, ProQuest, CrossRef, and J-STAGE.
This publication is supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number JP16HP2004.