For Educators, Researchers, Policy makers and Practitioners
The International Council for Small Business (ICSB) ,established in 1955, is the first international membership organization to promote the growth and development of small businesses worldwide. The organization brings together educators, researchers, policy makers and practitioners from around the world. ICSB currently has 14 country-based or regional affiliates with members from over 70 different countries.
The Journal of Small Business Management (JSBM),official journal of the ICSB,is recognized as one of the prestigious academic Journals on SMEs studies.
The Japanese academy enjoys wide-ranging research archives related to small and medium-sized enterprises．We are confident that our achievements would contribute to ICSB
The Japanese Committee of International Council for Small Business(JICSB) was established in November 2011 and certifed as an Affiliate of the International Council for Small Businesss in June 2012.
We will welcome those who want to join JICSB.
Asia Council for Small Business (ACSB) 6th Asian SME conference 2018 Tokyo
Please visit our TOKYO 2018 website for more information !
Thank you Myammar 2017 , Welcome to Tokyo 2018
|January 2017||Message from the president||Message from Prof. Mitsui(Japanese)|
|June,2017||Participation in the 62nd World conference (ICSB)||Academic session presenters: Satoshi Yamamoto (Tokyo Keizai Univ.), Atsushi Kato (DWCLA)|
|August, 2017||WORKSHOP ON SMALL BUSINESS and JICSB General Meeting||Agenda: Labor Market and SMEs in the 21st Century
Tomota Terada (Nomura Research Inst.) “Artificial Intelligence and Japanese labor market”
Yasuo Unakami (Japan Finance Corp.).”Local SMEs and the responsibility on regional job creation”
Ryuichiro Tsuchiya (Wales Univ. Japan Office) ”Entrepreneurship and the labor market changes”
Tetsuya Komagata (Keio Univ.) ”Chinese industrial structure and the labor market”
|September, 2017||Preparations for the 6th Asian SME conference
Kick off, Local Organizing Committee
|Hiroyuki Okamuro (Chair, Hitotsubashi Univ., ACSB VP, JICSB VP, JSPS 118th Committee Chair, JASBS President, JSBM AE)
Noriyuki Takahashi (Musashi Univ. VP, ACSB VP, JICSB board)
Atsushi Kato (DWCLA., JICSB VP)
Kiyoshi Hori (Oberlin Univ., JSPS 118th Committee Vice Chair)
Tetsuya Komagata (Keio Univ., JSPS 118th Committee Treasurer)
Iichiro Uesugi (Hitotsubashi Univ., RIETI faculty fellow)
Masatoshi Kato (Kwansei Gakuin Univ., JSBM AE: Scientific Committee Chair)
|December,2017||Preparations for the 6th Asian SME conference
ACSB 2018 Website Open
|ACSB 2018 Website|
|April, 2018||Prof. Mitsui became Immediate Past President||Acting president: Atsushi Kato|
|October, 2018||Prof. Hiroshi Teraoka began service as President||Dr. Hiroshi Teraoka is President of Chukyo University|
|January, 2020||Prof. Hiroyuki Okamuro began service as President||Dr. Okamuro is President of Hitotsubashi University|
ICSB Board（June 2012) certified JICSB as an active affliate of the ICSB.
The 118th Committee on Industry Structure / Small and Medium Sized Business
is one of the University-Industry Cooperative Research Committees in the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science(JSPS).