Shibusawa Eiichi, Dai Ichi Bank, and the Spirit of Japanese Capitalism, 1860-1930

Shashi: the Journal of Japanese Business and Company History

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Title Shibusawa Eiichi, Dai Ichi Bank, and the Spirit of Japanese Capitalism, 1860-1930
 
Creator Sagers, John
 
Subject Japanese History; Business History; Economic History
Shibusawa Eiichi; Dai Ichi Bank; Japan; Capitalism; Confucianism
 
Description Shibusawa Eiichi (1840-1931) has been called the “father of Japanese capitalism” and was associated with nearly five hundred business enterprises in his lifetime. From his main position as head of Dai Ichi Bank, Shibusawa was a strong advocate for business interests when the Japanese government was generally preoccupied with military concerns. He also consistently argued that business leaders should look to Confucian principle for moral guidance if they were to maintain the public's trust. Through an analysis of Shibusawa's public statements and his legacy in subsequent historical scholarship, particularly Dai Ichi Bank's 1957 official company history, we see that appeals for strong civilian initiative guided by both moral principle and economic rationality have long been an important theme in modern Japanese economic and business history.
 
Publisher University Library System, University of Pittsburgh
 
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Date 2014-11-26
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://shashi.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/shashi/article/view/24
10.5195/shashi.2014.24
 
Source Shashi: the Journal of Japanese Business and Company History; Vol 3, No 1 (2014): Shibusawa Special Edition
社史:日本経営史学雑誌; Vol 3, No 1 (2014): Shibusawa Special Edition
2169-0820
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://shashi.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/shashi/article/view/24/95
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2014 John Sagers
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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