Greeting from the President

Welcome to our website! I would like to take this opportunity to share with you what I consider to be the appeal and value of this academic organization.

First and foremost, we are a group of researchers who are genuinely interested in multinational corporations. Our members, who come from different disciplinary and professional backgrounds, are united by their enthusiasm for the pursuit of a better understanding of multinational phenomena. This passion leads to animated discussions among members at our meetings. This strong commitment naturally results in very high-quality intellectual contributions.

Second, among Japan’s academic associations in the field of business and management, Academy of Multinational Enterprises (AME) is at the forefront of the debates surrounding globalization. As president, I seek to prioritize the globalization of our activities, which reflects the collective interest of our members to contribute to the international academic community. We will continue to host various international activities to benefit our members by, for instance, regularly organizing international sessions and inviting prominent international scholars to be guest speakers.

Third, AME is proud of its long history, which dates back to 1972, when its predecessor organization was founded by leading academic figures in multinational business research. The organization was later reorganized into the current academic association, AME, in 2007. We enjoy lively interactions among members across generations, with junior members learning from the ample knowledge of senior members, who have inherited the rich intellectual tradition of this organization.

We welcome visitors. If you are interested in our activities, please contact us for more information. We hope that you will join us soon to experience the intellectual stimulation that AME provides!

Sincerely Yours,

Kazuhiro Asakawa, Ph.D.
President, The Academy of Multinational Enterprises (AME),
Mitsubishi Chaired Professor of Management, Graduate School of Business Administration, Keio University   .