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2012

The Business of Baseball

Dr. Finkelman Speaks at AIA

February 1, Nagoya - Albany Law School Professor Paul Finkelman discussed “Lessons from Professional Baseball: How Business Laws Strengthen Corporate Governance” at the Aichi International Plaza. 

Dr. Finkelman cited various examples from the sport’s history in the United States, highlighting the unique character of the game, and he outlined stark differences in teams based on cultural and economic characteristics among host cities.

Comparing U.S. to Japanese baseball, Dr. Finkelman pointed out differences which set apart the otherwise seemingly identical sports, such as the fact that Japanese teams include corporate owners’ names in the team name while such practice never takes place among U.S. teams. 

Emphasizing that baseball is a culturally important sport both in the United States and in Japan, Dr. Finkelman celebrated Japanese baseball players’ success in the U.S. Major Leagues.

The program was co-sponsored by Aichi International Association.