SONE Hidekazu


  • Department of Regional Cultural Policy and Management
  • Graduate School of Cultural Policy and Management
E-mail h-sone@suac.ac.jp
Research Keywords:
Longevity of Family Firms (Shinise), Small and Medium-sized Management, Kongo-gumi
Degree Ph.D. (Business), Shiga University (2010)
Selected Professional Experiences
  • Assistant Professor, Tezukayama University (2014/4- 2015/3)
  • Assistant Professor, Osaka University of Economics (2012/4- 2014/4)
  • Visiting Researcher, Memorial University (Canada) (2012- 2014)
Research Fields Business Administration, Strategy and Structure, Business History
Major Publications
  • Shinisekigyou no Sonzoku Mechanism [Miyadaikukigyou no Business System]. Tokyo: Chuo Keizaisha. 2019. (in Japanese)
  • SONE and SASAKI Innan. "Cultural Approach to Understanding the Long-Term Survival of Firms" [Japanese Shinise Firms in the Sake Brewing Industry]. Business History. 57. pp.1-17. 2015.
  • SONE and LAM Jose. "Business Systems of Long-Established Family Firm" [A Study of Marinelli, Italy's Oldest Firm]. Journal of the Japan Academy of Family Business. 3. 33-45. 2013.
Academic Organizations Academic Association for Organizational Science
The Japan Academy of Family Business


I specialize in management strategy and business history. I have published articles and case studies on the role of entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial traits, family business management, venture creation, and succession process in family firms. My most recent research focused on the longevity of family firms and local economic development.