Recently, the effectiveness of non-territorial offices has widely hailed from the perspective of facility cost reduction and knowledge creation. However, existing office research notes potential problems with privacy and personalization, and suggests that these do not become problems if certain conditions are met. The above demonstrates that the indiscriminate implementation of a non-territorial office should be avoided, and more research is needed to determine the factors influencing the success of non-territorial offices.
The international competitiveness of the Japanese chemical industry, particularly within the field of functional chemicals, is attracting attention. This paper examines the MBS resin business of Kaneka, a pioneer in functional chemicals, and provides theoretical and empirical evidence on the source of Kaneka’s competitive strength from the perspective of integrated organizational capability in R&D and production.