Emergence of Entrepreneurial Spirit in the Succession of Long-Established Firms
The purpose of this paper is to present a new approach to comprehending the mechanism for developing the entrepreneurial spirit necessary to enterprise preservation. This paper rethinks the research into long-establish firms as it has been
discussed relative to preservation, indicating its problematic points, and aims to approach the core of the subject by way of a new chronological analysis using case studies of various firms. They are: Kongō, Takenaka and Matsui. Kongō was founded in 578, about 1400 years ago. Takenaka, and Matsui were respectively founded in 1610, and 1586, and they are all doing good business today. This paper is based on the results of interviews and documentation research.