Prof. Dr. Anke Scherer
1) What are your research interests?
Modern Japanese history and culture, Japanese management.
2) What is your current research project about?
Organizational culture in Japan.
3) Please describe shortly the main stations of your academic career.
- 1985-1992: Undergraduate and postgraduate studies (Sinology and Japanology) in Trier, Wuhan (PR China), Heidelberg and London (SOAS), graduated with an M.A. in Sinology (University of Heidelberg)
- 1997-2008: Assistant Professor for Japanese History at Ruhr-University Bochum, PhD in Japanese History (Ruhr-University Bochum) with a dissertation about Japanese Emigration to Manchuria in 2006
- 2000-2001: Japan Foundation Scholarship for Research at Tokyo University
- since 2008: Professor for East Asia Management and Head of Intercultural Management Department at Cologne Business School
4) How has your participation in the EAJS PhD Workshop 2002 benefitted your research and/or your career?
Exchange with other PhD candidates from the field of Japanology, feedback about the research approach from a variety of scholars from the field.
5) What do you think are the opportunities such workshops can offer to junior scholars?
Motivational push, networking with other young scholars.