5th international workshop CNRS-University of Tokyo

5th international workshop CNRS

University of Tokyo

Comparative Approaches in Social Sciences and Humanities

 Paris, EHESS-MSH, 17-18 December 2009


Venue: Room 214, Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, 54, Bd. Raspail, 75006 Paris


17 December 2009

9h30 Opening

  • François Gipouloux (Research Director, CNRS, Centre Chine Corée Japon, EHESS)
  • Nitta Michio (Professor, The University of Tokyo, Institute of Social Sciences): «The LIA renewal : new objectives and agenda»


Session 1. Employment and firm productivity in a comparative perspective


  • Nitta Michio, Professor, The University of Tokyo, Institute of Social Sciences, Nohara Hiroatsu Researcher, LEST-CNRS, Caroline Lanciano-Morandat, Researcher, LEST-CNRS, Emilie Lanciano, Assistant Professor, Saint-Etienne University : «Restructuring and employment arrangements in the steel industry: How do Japanese and French firms address the financial and economic crisis?"»




  • Flora Bellone, Professor, University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, GREDEG: «France-Japan Performance Comparisons based on firm-level datasets : A research agenda»

12h30 Lunch

Session 2. Maritime Asia, 16th-19th century : Economic and cultural trends


  • Haneda Masashi, Professor and Director, The Institute of Oriental Culture, The University of Tokyo : « Eurasia in the modern period : towards a new world history »


  • François Gipouloux, Research Director, CNRS : « Commenda, respondencia and nagegane : preliminary reflections on the trajectory of economic institutions in Mediterranean and South China sea, 13th-17th century »




  • Oka Mihoko, Assistant professor, Historiographical Institute, The University of Tokyo: « Credit transactions in the early 17th century China Sea trade : Chinese traders investing in Japan and Manila »


  • Wada Ikuko, Lecturer, Kyoto University: « Within or beyond bounds : Dutch slave trade in India in the 17th and 18th centuries »


18 December

9 :30-13 :00

Session 3 Regional revitalization: SMEs, employment and innovation policies


  • Hattori Akira, PhD Candidate, Institut d’Asie Orientale, ENS Lyon: « Japanese regional innovation policies and the decentralisation reform »
  • Yveline Lecler, Yveline Lecler, Researcher, French Institute of Research Abroad, Maison Franco-Japonaise, Tokyo (UMIFRE 19) and University of Lyon, Institute of East Asian Studies (ENS, CNRS): « Regional disparities and new firms creation in France and Japan »
  • Kase Kazutoshi, Professor, Institute of Social Sciences, The University of Tokyo: « Employment supporting measures and SMEs in Japanese rural areas»



 General discussion research projects, financial support, publications, website.

 13 :00 : End of the workshop

Informations pratiques

  • Jeudi 17 décembre 2009 - 00:00
  • EHESS MSH, Room 214, Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris 75006,