Taira Atsushi

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Faculty of Education
Teacher Training Courses
Graduate School of Science for Creative Emergence
Division of Science for Creative Emergence
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Last Updated :2022/09/17

Researcher Profile and Settings

Education

  •   1987 04  - 1993 03 , University of Tsukuba
  •   1983 04  - 1987 03 , Waseda University

Degree

  • 博士(理学), 筑波大学

Association Memberships

  • 地理空間学会
  • 地域地理科学会
  • 経済地理学会
  • 日本都市学会
  • 香川地理学会
  • アメリカ地理学会(The Association of American Geographers)
  • 地理科学学会
  • 人文地理学会
  • 日本地理学会

Committee Memberships

  •   2018  - 現在, 日本地理学会, 代議員
  •   2011 04  - 現在, 地域地理科学会, 地域地理科学会, 幹事
  •   1995  - 現在, 香川地理学会, 理事
  •  - 現在, 中四国都市学会, 理事
  •   2020 10  - 2022 09 , 人文地理学会, 代議員
  •   2009 04  - 2012 03 , 地理空間学会, 地理空間学会評議員, 評議員
  •   2013  - 現在, Commission of Regional and Local Development, International Georaphical Union, Commission member

Academic & Professional Experience

  •   2008 ,  - 現在, Kagawa University
  •   1995 ,  - 2008 , Kagawa University
  •   1994 ,  - 1995 , Kagawa University
  •   1993 ,  - 1994 , Kagawa University

Research Activities

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences / Geography

Research Interests

    人文地理学, Human Geography

Published Papers

  • Beyond cluster: A case study of pipelines and buzz in the glocal relational space of the glove-related industry of Shikoku, Japan, TAIRA Atsushi, Geographical Journal,   2019 10 , [Refereed]
  • Survival strategies of a local industry and the characteristics of its overseas operations: a case study of the glove-related industry in eastern Kagawa, Japan, 平篤志(Atsushi Tair, Memoirs of the Facuty of Education, Kagawa University, Part I,   2017 03 , [Refereed]
  • Overseas operations of locally based small and medium-sized firms in Southeast Asia, Taira Atsushi, Proceedings of the General Meeting of the Association of Japanese Geographers, 2017,   2017
  • 欧州系多国籍企業の動向とヨーロッパにおける多国籍企業の特徴, 平篤志, 柴田昭二先生御退職記念論文集,   2016 03
  • Overseas operations of local firms and cross-border management, Taira Atsushi, Proceedings of the General Meeting of the Association of Japanese Geographers, 2015,   2015
  • 出雲大社の特徴と観光客の動向, 平篤志, 稲木智宏, 中西志織, 秋山依里, 真鍋勇貴, 安岡敬祐, 地理学研究,   2014 10
  • 鹿児島の地域経済の現況と課題-酒造業(焼酎)を中心に, 平篤志, 地理学研究,   2012 12
  • 長野地域における観光の現状と課題-外国人観光客を中心に, 平篤志, 地理学研究, (60) 23 - 36,   2011
  • 韓国における高等遠隔教育の現状と課題-大邱地域を中心として, 平篤志, 香川大学教育実践総合研究, (20) 1 - 10,   2010
  • 地方都市の公共交通の現状と交通政策について-福井県大野市を事例として, 平篤志, 白山淳史, 地理学研究, (59) 21 - 29,   2010
  • 総合的な学習における地域教材の活用に関する考察-福井県大野市の「イトヨ学習」を事例として, 平篤志, 水口純, 地理学研究, (59) 30 - 41,   2010
  • アメリカ合衆国における日系企業の展開-北東部と中西部を中心に, 平篤志, 歴史と地理(地理の研究), (618) 51 - 57,   2008
  • 新潟の社会経済的・文化的地域性, 平篤志, 大久保雄司, 坂本塁, 久保田直寛, 宮西亮輔, 地理学研究, (57) 18 - 28,   2008
  • 国際理解教育と地理教育の接点に関する研究ー高等学校を中心にー, 平篤志, 香川大学教育実践総合研究, (14) 1 - 9,   2007 , [査読有り]
  • Socio-economic characteristics and residential community structure in Miki-cho, Kagawa, TAIRA Atsushi, 127, (127) 95 - 113,   2007
  • 山口県周防大島における海外移民と観光地域づくり, 平篤志, 野田淳, 光田淳二, チョグジルト, 地理学研究, (56) 22 - 35,   2007
  • 多国籍企業に関する地理学的研究の動向と課題, 平 篤志, 地理学評論, 78,   2005 , [査読有り]
  • Transformation of communities in depopulation in Kanda district of downtown Tokyo, TAIRA Atsushi, Geographical Review of Japan, 76, (5) 291 - 311,   2003 , [Refereed]
  • Spatial characteristics and strategies of Japanese-affiliated companies in the Midwest of the United States: localization or specialization?, TAIRA Atsushi, Geographical Review of Japan, 75, (12) 730 - 749,   2002 , [Refereed]
  • ソウル大都市圏における日本系企業の立地展開, TAIRA Atsushi, 経済地理学年報, 47,   2001 , [査読有り]
  • シカゴ大都市圏における日本企業系の現地化過程, 平 篤志, 地理学評論, 72A,   1999 , [査読有り]
  • 東京都千代田区神田地区における人口減少に伴うコミュニティの変容, 平 篤志, 地理学評論, 63A,   1990 , [査読有り]
  • フランス語圏の言語地理学-その研究動向と研究例-, 平 篤志, 地理科学, 43,   1988 , [査読有り]
  • A critical review of recent urban social geography in Japan, Atsushi Taira, Geographical Review of Japan, 81, (5) 279 - 291,   2008 , [Refereed]
  • Location Patterns and Attributes of Japanese Companies in the Chicago Metropolitan Area, Atsushi Taira, Geographical Review of Japan, Series B, 66, (2) 173 - 182,   1993 , [Refereed]

Misc

  • Characteristics of the undergraduate education at the University of Leicester, U. K. : A case study of the Department of Geography(Fifty years from now: Universities and their sustainability in the future), TAIRA Atsushi, Journal of higher education and research, Kagawa University, 3, 49 - 57,   2006 03
  • Financial bases and their use at the University of Leicester, U. K.(Fifty years from now: Universities and their sustainability in the future), TAIRA Atsushi, WAKAI Akiko, Journal of higher education and research, Kagawa University, 3, 35 - 41,   2006 03
  • French-German-Swiss border areas in the era of European Integration (4) : Locational characteristics of multinationals and the local socio-economy in the Alsace Region, France, TAIRA Atsushi, (64), 135 - 135,   2003 10 11
  • Spatial Teransformations in the Transborder Areas of European Megalopolis (3) : Locational characteristics of multinationals and the local socio-economy in the Lorraine Region, France, TAIRA Atsushi, 61, 180 - 180,   2002 03 01
  • Spatial characteristics and strategies of Japanese-affiliated companies in the Seoul Metropolitan Area, TAIRA Atsushi, Annals of the Japan Association of Economic Geographers, 47, (3), 196 - 214,   2001
    This study aims to explore spatial patterns and sttributes of Japanese-affiliated companies in the Seoul Metropolitan Area and explain their strategies. Although Japan's direct investment in South Korea began to increase in the late 1960s, the majority of Japanese-affiliated companies in South Korea were established after 1985 in a period of high yen appreciation. In 1999, most Japanese-affiliated companies in South Korea were located in the Seoul Metroporitan Area and 72 percent of them were in the city of Seoul. In the city of Seoul, the south side of Han River (especially in kangnam and Seocho Wards) has been emerging as a new center of Japanese direct investment. While the manufacturing sector is located both in the city of Seoul and in the suburbs (mainly the southern suburbs), the service sector, which has seen an increase in the number of firms beginning in the 1990s, is concentrated in the city of Seoul. The main factors for locating firms in the Seoul Metropolitan Area are the existence of supply and customer companies, and the expansion of the market. Supply and customer companies increasingly tend to be local companies. On the other hand, localization of the top managers is on hold in the menufacturing sector and is regressing in the service sector, partly due to the increase of 100 parcent equity holdings of Japanese-affiliated companies by Japanese host companies. The late 1990s saw that while the number of employees was declining in the whole manufacturing sector, it was rising in the whole service sector. The majority of employees of Japanese-affiliated companies have been filled by the locals. External controls tend to be much weaker in Japanese-affiliated Joint-ventures than in those which are 100-percent owned by the Japanese host company. To conclude, Japanese-affiliated companies in the Seoul Metropolitan Area have been adopting selective localization strategies, while paying attention to the spatial changes among local Korean companies.

Books etc

  • 大学的香川ガイド, 編者(編著者), 昭和堂,   2022 03 , ISBN:9784812221099
  • キーワードで読む経済地理学, 平 篤志, 共著, 欧州多国籍企業の動向(pp.187-190), 原書房,   2018 06
  • 都市空間の見方・考え方, 共著, 古今書院,   2013 , ISBN:9784772252690
  • Spaces of International Economy and Management, 共著, Palgrave Macmillan,   2012 , ISBN:9780230300224
  • 拡大EUとニューリージョン, 共著, 原書房,   2012 , ISBN:9784562091898
  • 世界地誌シリーズ4アメリカ, 共著, 朝倉書店,   2011
  • 経済地理学の成果と課題(第Ⅶ集), 共著, 日本経済評論社,   2010 , ISBN:9784818820968
  • ヨーロッパ統合時代のアルザスとロレーヌ, 共著, 二宮書店,   2008
  • 日本の地域変貌, 共著, 海青社,   2008 , ISBN:9784860992415
  • 高齢者化社会へのアプローチ, 共著, 香川大学,   2008 , ISBN:9784938236120
  • 新しい観光の諸相, 共著, 香川大学経済学部ツーリズム研究会,   2007
  • 実践 地理教育の課題, 共著, ナカニシヤ出版,   2007
  • 日本系企業の海外立地展開と戦略―都市圏・地域圏スクールにおける地理学的分析―, 平篤志, 単著, 古今書院,   2005
  • 21世紀の人文地理学展望, 共著, 古今書院,   2003 , ISBN:4772260129
  • 中国・四国 地図で読む百年, 共著, 古今書院,   1999 , ISBN:4772250301
  • The Routledge Handbook of Small Towns, Joint author, Routledge,   2022 , ISBN:9780367555900
  • Spatial dynamics and strategies of Japanese-affiliated companies:A geographical study at the sub-national scale in the limited states, Korea and France, 古今書院,   2005

Conference Activities & Talks

  • Small and medium-sized "global-niche" firms in Japan: a key for rejuvenation of Japan's economy?, TAIRA Atsushi, IGU 2018 Quebec Regional Conference,   2018 08
  • Small and medium-sized "global-niche" firms in Japan and their glocal pipelines, TAIRA Atsushi, Global Conference on Economic Geography,   2018 07
  • 地方拠点企業(群)と海外展開~四国企業を事例として~, 平 篤志, 人文地理学会特別例会,   2017 06
  • 東南アジアにおける地方拠点中小企業の展開-東かがわ手袋企業のフィリピン・ベトナム進出の事例-, 平 篤志, 日本地理学会春季大会,   2017 03
  • 都市学と教育の接点-大学での授業実践から-, 日本都市学会大会,   2016
  • 地方企業の海外展開と国境を越えたマネジメント, 日本地理学会春季大会,   2015
  • Overseas operations of local firms and cross-border management: A case study of Japanese local firms, The 2015 IGU Regional Conference,   2015
  • 地方地場産業の海外展開と地場の関係に関する考察, 日本地理学会秋季大会,   2014
  • 地方地場産業の海外展開と地場の関係に関する考察-東かがわ地域の手袋産業を事例として, 香川地理学会研究会,   2013
  • Local industrial complex and FDI: Issues and agenda through case studies in Japan, IGU Kyoto Regional Conference 2013,   2013
  • Does FDI help local industries in Japan to survive?: A case study of two local industries in Shikoku, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers,   2012
  • Agenda of geography of local industries in relation to the internationalization of management, 3rd Global Conference on Economic Geography,   2011
  • 香川県東かがわ地域の手袋産業の地場と海外展開拠点群との戦略的協働関係, 日本地理学会秋季大会,   2011
  • Survival strategies of a local industry and the characteristics of its oversea operations: A case study of the glove-ralated industry in eastern Kagawa, Japan, 1st International Symposium on Management Geography (SIEM),   2010
  • Agenda of geography of local industries in relation to the internationalization of management, The 5th Japan-Korea-China Joint Conference on Geography,   2010
  • 地方地場産業の海外展開と生存戦略-東かがわ地域の手袋産業を事例として, 香川地理学会,   2009
  • Overseas operations of local firms and cross-border management: A case study of Japanese local firms, The 2015 IGU Regional Conference,   2015
  • Survival strategies of a local industry and the characteristics of its oversea operations: A case study of the glove-related industry in eastern Kagawa, Japan, 1st International Symposium on Management Geography (SIEM),   2010
  • Agenda of geography of local industries in relation to the internationalization of management, The 5th Japan-Korea-China Joint Conference on Geography,   2010

Research Grants & Projects

  • グローバルニッチ企業の国内展開と海外ネットワーク拡大に関する地理学的研究, 日本学術振興会, 科研費(基盤C),   2019  - 2022
  • 地方地場産業におけるリーディング企業の役割に関する地理学的研究, 日本学術振興会, 科研費(基盤C),   2014  - 2017
  • 地方地場産業の地場と海外進出拠点群との戦略的協働関係に関する地理学的研究, 日本学術振興会, 科研費(基盤C),   2010  - 2013
  • 地方地場産業の生存戦略と海外展開に関する地理学的研究, 日本学術振興会, 科研費(基盤C),   2007  - 2009
  • 韓国ソウル大都市圏における日本系企業の立地展開, 日本学術振興会, 科研費(奨励研究A),   1996  - 1997
  • アメリカ合衆国シカゴ大都市圏における日本系企業の直接投資に関する地理学的研究, 日本学術振興会, 科研費(奨励研究A),   1994  - 1995

Educational Activities

Teaching Experience

  • 国際社会論, 香川大学教育学部
  • 人文地理学, 香川大学教育学部
  • 地理学(全学共通教育), 香川大学

Social Contribution Activities Information

Social Contribution

  • シニア国際カレッジ, 講師, 香川県国際交流協会,   2016  - 現在
  • かがわ長寿大学, 講師, 一般市民,   2009 12  - 現在, 講師


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