2014 年 11 巻 1 号 p. 20-31
In this essay the author is concerned with the question of what are the family business characteristics of Suntory Holdings Limited that make it an outstanding enterprise with a strong influence on the globalmarkets. Its activities as a prime source of wealth creation and employment have attracted the world’s attention to the business of the Torii and Saji Families. The group's performances of big merger and acquisition (M&A) and business investments have expanded to such a scale that its management activities have a large influence on the market. And this in turn will affect the world economy as well as the national economy of Japan. In view of its operations worldwide, it is pertinent and worthwhile to analyze its ownership structure, composition of stockholders and executive board, and management strategy in order to make clear those main features which make Suntory Holdings Limited a remarkable global economic model playing a powerful role in the 21st-century world economy.