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New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Japanese Agriculture

Editors: Kiminami, Akira (Ed.)

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  • Constructs a framework to clarify the mechanisms of development in agriculture and the rural economy, focusing on entrepreneurship and innovation Investigates and identifies key factors of human resource development in agriculture and the conditions needed for demonstrating entrepreneurship to create innovation
  • Offers an update on various types of innovation in new businesses, start-ups, and diversification in the Japanese agricultural sector
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This is the first book to comprehensively analyze key issues regarding innovation, entrepreneurship, and human resource development in the Japanese agricultural sector. Despite the fact that innovation and entrepreneurship are vital to the development of modern Japanese agriculture, there have been comparatively few studies in this field; in addition, they have been virtually none on measures for developing entrepreneurial human resources or innovation in agriculture.
The agricultural sector’s declining competitiveness and sustainability as an industry in Japan are serious concerns, especially in combination with an aging labor force and decreasing farmland. To date, Japanese agricultural policies have largely concentrated on accumulating farmland and securing a sufficient agricultural labor force. However, from the perspectives of industrial and regional development, policies focusing on creating innovation, the driving force of economic development, have been recognized as being more effective. Moreover, there have been some recent developments concerning innovation and entrepreneurship in various regions of Japan.
This book provides a wealth of significant findings from studies on successful cases involving e.g. agricultural clusters, agriculture–commerce–industry collaborations, networking, franchising, and corporate entry-induced innovation utilizing limited regional resources; and how they have contributed to the development of each region. The interrelationships between innovation, entrepreneurship, and human resource development are then clarified, and effective policies to promote Japanese agriculture and rural areas are suggested. Given its scope, the book contributes to the advancement not only of farm management science, but also of regional science and related fields.

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Issues on Entrepreneurship and Human Resource Development in Japanese Farm Business

    Pages 1-11

    Kiminami, Akira

  • Analysis of Entrepreneurship and Multisectoral Farm Business Development

    Pages 13-29

    Kawasaki, Noriaki

  • Business and Manager Development in Agricultural Corporations: A Case Study from Japan

    Pages 31-50

    Sakaue, Takashi (et al.)

  • Farm Business from the Perspective of Venture Investment

    Pages 51-62

    Saitoh, Shigeki

  • Human Resources Development for Agriculture in Japan from the Perspective of European Experience

    Pages 63-73

    Inoue, Sotaro (et al.)

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-8055-6
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Hardcover $139.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-8054-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Japanese Agriculture
Editors
  • Akira Kiminami
Series Title
New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives
Series Volume
32
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-8055-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-8055-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-8054-9
Series ISSN
2199-5974
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 170
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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