Shigehiro Nishimura

Professor of Business History (Kansai University)

PhD in Economics (Kyoto University)

Graduate in Economics (Ritsumeikan University)

Patent Management, Business History, History of International Business Relations

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Projects

日本の企業・アメリカの企業・ドイツの企業-総合電機企業の比較史的研究-/ International Comparative Studies on Electrical Enterprises: Japanese, American, and German Companies

From 2016-04-01 to 2019-03-31
Supported by: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (JSPS-KAKENHI) (Ref. 16H03646)

知的財産マネジメントがイノベーションに与える効果に関する研究 / Research on the Effect of IPR Management on Innovation

From 2015-04-01 to 2018-03-31
Supported by: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (JSPS-KAKENHI) (Ref. 15K03704)

知的財産マネジメントの類型化と国際比較に関する研究 研究課題 / Studies on International Comparison and Classification of Intellectual Property Management

From 2010-04-01 to 2013-03-31
Supported by: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (JSPS-KAKENHI) (Ref. 22730322)

知的財産マネジメントに関する国際比較研究 研究課題 / International Comparative Studies on Intellectual Property Management

From 2008-04-01 to 2010-03-31
Supported by: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (JSPS-KAKENHI) (Ref. 20830122)

Working Papers

2012. Nishimura, Shigehiro. The Rise of the Patent Department: A Case Study of Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, Economic History Working Papers, 168/12, London School of Economics.

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Publications

2016. Nishimura, Shigehiro. "The Making of Japanese Patent Culture: The Impact of Westinghouse's International Patent Management", Kansai University Review of Business and Commerce 2016, (23-47).
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2016. Nishimura, Shigehiro. International Patent Management in Japan: The Formation and Development of Local Patent Management via Cooperation between GE and Toshiba, Yuhikaku Publishing. Tokio.
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2016. Nishimura, Shigehiro. "The Rise of the Patent Department: An Example of the Institutionalization of Knowledge Workers in the United States", Entreprises et Histoire 82, (47-63).
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2016. Galvez-Behar, Gabriel; Nishimura, Shigehiro. "Managing Industrial Property: Some Historical Perspective", Entreprises et Histoire 82, (5-10).
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2015. Nishimura, Shigehiro. "An Approach to Global Business History: How the History of International Busines Relations Has Shaped the Field", Japanese Research in Business History 32, (61-81).
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2014. Nishimura, Shigehiro. "The Adoption of American Patent Management in Japan: The case of General Electric", in Donzé, Pierre-Yves; Nishimura, Shigehiro (eds.), Organizing Global Technology Flows: Institutions, Actors, and Processes, . New York / London.
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2014. Donzé, Pierre-Yves; Nishimura, Shigehiro (eds.). Organizing Global Technology Flows: Institutions, Actors, and Processes, Routledge. International Studies in Business History. New York / London.
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2014. Donzé, Pierre-Yves; Nishimura, Shigehiro. "Introduction", in Donzé, Pierre-Yves; Nishimura, Shigehiro (eds.), Organizing Global Technology Flows: Institutions, Actors, and Processes, Routledge. International Business Studies. New York / London.
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2014. Nishimura, Shigehiro. "International Knowledge Transfer in a Multinational Enterprise: General Electric's Patent System in Japan until the 1950s", Entreprises et Histoire 75, (73-90).
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2012. Nishimura, Shigehiro. "Patenting in the United Kingdom and Japan: Subsystems that Determined MNEs' Patent Policy", Business and Economic History On-Line 10, (1-27).
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2011. Nishimura, Shigehiro. "International Patent Control and Transfer of Knowledge: The United States and Japan before World War II", Business and Economic History On-Line 9, (1-22).
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2011. Nishimura, Shigehiro. "The Organization of Corporate Patent Management in US Companies: A Case Study of the Thomson-Houston Electric Company", Kansai University Review of Business and Commerce 13, (41-63).
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2010. Nishimura, Shigehiro. "Diffusion of Intellectual Property (IP) Management after World War II: Role of the Japan Patent Association", Kansai University Review of Business and Commerce 12, (19-39).
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2009. Nishimura, Shigehiro. "Foreign Business and Patent Management before WWI: A Case Study of the General Electric Company", Kansai University Review of Business and Commerce 11, (77-97).
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2004. Nishimura, Shigehiro. "General Electric's International Patent Management before World War II: The 'Proxy Application' Contract and the Organizational Capability of Tokyo Electric", Japanese Research in Business History 21, (101-125).
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