07-02-2023 | 10:30 - 11:30 CET

How do Japanese firms consistently survive and become some of the oldest firms in the world?

Understanding firm longevity has always been at the forefront of research for both academics and practitioners alike. Most of the world’s oldest firms are found within Japan raising the question as to why this occurs.

This webinar, hence, aims to present such a phenomenon through critically analysing a variety of different academic and professional literature on the phenomenon of Japanese firm longevity. This is then followed by a comparative analysis on the reasons as to why certain Western firms have also shown their ability to survive for a long period of time, before finally analysing the common factors of failure and how firms can implement strategies to avoid said failures

The webinar targets EU firms and employees at the managerial level.

In 40 minutes from your desk, discover:

  • The reasons Japanese firms survive
  • The reasons Western firms survive
  • Issues that cause firms to fail
  • How can one overcome such


  •     Introduction
  •     Expert’s presentation
  •     Q&A Session

Registration deadline: 6 February 2023

Speaker: Ioannis Tzoumas is a trilingual financial economist focusing mainly on financial risk management and financial stability. He holds a Master’s degree in Finance from Lund University (Sweden), and a Bachelor of Accountancy with Finance from the University of Glasgow (U.K.). Ioannis Tzoumas has had the opportunity to experience Japanese firm management firsthand during his time at Keio University and Fukushima University. Ioannis Tzoumas has also acted as a research intern for the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, where he was tasked with conducting research in Financial issues EU firms face in the Japanese market. Ioannis Tzoumas has finally, also had the opportunity to co-author a financial research paper and conduct financial economic research during his time as a trainee at the European Investment Fund.
Moderator: Sofia Smerzi, Business Support Coordinator, EU-Japan Centre
Organiser: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation - Brussels Office



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