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Professor, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan. 

Professor Yongue, who is originally from the United States, has lived in Japan for over 20 years. She joined the faculty of economics at Hosei University in April 2006 and is currently on leave (sabbatical) until March 31, 2012. Her research focuses on the development of the Japanese pharmaceutical industry since its emergence in the Meiji period. Her work has examined various aspects of the industry’s development including transfers of knowledge and technology to Japan, sources of corporate innovation as well as the impact of healthcare policies on the strategies of individual pharmaceutical companies.

History of business and pharmacy in Japan.

Ph.D., International Relations, University of Tokyo (2003) ; M.A., International Relations, University of Tokyo (1992) ; DULCO, Japanese language and civilization, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (1990) ; B.A., International Relations, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College (1985).
Dates de séjour à l’IAO/In-residence period

April 2011-August 2011.
Objectif/Purpose of stay

During her stay at IAO, she would like to research the history and development of the French vaccine industry in order to compare it with the Japanese case. She hopes to conduct interviews with specialists in the fields of medical and business history as well as with representatives from the French pharmaceutical industry so as to better grasp the differences in the regulatory system and the environment for corporate vaccine development in the two countries.