LIFSON, Thomas Dr.
b. 1947, US citizen

Private Consultant

1316 Queens Road
Berkeley, CA 94708

TEL: (510) 848-7424
FAX: (510) 848-5036
E-MAIL: 71174.3554@compuserve.com

CAN BE INTERVIEWED FOR: Print, Radio, TV

INTERVIEW LANGUAGES: English, Japanese

SPECIALIZATIONS:

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Visiting Professor, Japanese National Museum of Ethnology, 1991-92; Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Business Administration, Associate, Program on US-Japan Relations, Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Harvard University, 1978-86, 1990-91; Visiting Associate Professor of Economics, Graduate School of International Affairs, Columbia University, 1982-84; Research Officer/Liaison Officer, Center for Study of Responsive Law, 1971-72.

IN JAPAN: 1991-92 - employment; 1971-73, 1976 - research; 1967-68 - study.

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS:

The Invisible Link: Japan's Sogo Shosha and the Organization of Trade (with Yoshino) (MIT Press, 1986); "The Managerial Integration of Japanese Business in America," The Political Economy of Japan, Vol. III, Social and Cultural Factors (ed. Rosovsky et al.) (Stanford University Press, 1992); "Innovation and Institutions: Notes from the Japanese Paradigm," Technology and the Future of Work (ed. Adler) (Oxford University Press, 1992); "Strategic Management in the Sogo Shosha," Strategic Management in Japanese Firms (Ballinger, 1986).