Believes that the entrepreneurial career of the founder of Mitsubishi, Iwasaki Yataro, who built a large shipping company against the resistance of powerful Western established. Although it is sometimes supported by the Japanese government, and often opposed, the case Iwasaki identified entrepreneurial talent and organization-building skills are key factors for success. This case provides a vehicle for the study of entrepreneurial factors behind Japan’s remarkable transition from a feudal to a modern … Read more »

Believes that the entrepreneurial career of the founder of Mitsubishi, Iwasaki Yataro, who built a large shipping company against the resistance of powerful Western established. Although it is sometimes supported by the Japanese government, and often opposed, the case Iwasaki identified entrepreneurial talent and organization-building skills are key factors for success. This case provides a vehicle for the study of entrepreneurial factors behind Japan’s remarkable transition from a feudal to a modern society in the second half of the nineteenth century.
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Geoffrey G. Jones,
Masako Egawa,
Mayuka Yamazaki
Source: Harvard Business School
27 pages.
Release Date: 23 June 2008. Prod #: 808158-PDF-ENG
Yataro Iwasaki: Mitsubishi Foundation (A) HBR case solution