Kōnosuke Matsushita

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Kōnosuke Matsushita
松下 幸之助
Black and white portrait. Head shot of Matsushita in front of a dark background, wearing a dark suit jacket with a light wing-collared shirt, dark vest, and dark striped necktie.
Matsushita in 1929
Born(1894-11-27)27 November 1894
Died27 April 1989(1989-04-27) (aged 94)
OccupationBusinessman and industrialist
Known forFounder of Panasonic
Spouse(s)Mumeno Matsushita
ChildrenSachiko Matsushita
RelativesMasaharu Matsushita (son-in-law)

Kōnosuke Matsushita (松下 幸之助, Matsushita Kōnosuke, 27 November 1894 – 27 April 1989) was a Japanese industrialist who founded Panasonic, the largest Japanese consumer electronics company.

Awards and honours[change | change source]

Los Angeles Mayor Sam Yorty presenting a certificate proclaiming July 15th as Matsushita Day to Kōnosuke and Mumeno at Los Angeles City Hall. Kōnosuke is holding a nine-inch Panasonic television, a gift to Los Angeles. (1963)

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Professorships and Directorships[change | change source]

Konosuke Matsushita was honoured at Stanford University by endowing a Professorship in International Strategy and Management. The official name of the course is The Konosuke Matsushita Professorship in International Strategy and Management[3]

Further reading[change | change source]

  • Matsushita Leadership by John Paul Kotter, Simon & Schuster (1998)
  • Matsushita Konosuke (1894-1989) His Life & His Legacy: A Collection of Essays in Honor of the Centenary of His Birth by Kōnosuke Matsushita, PHP Research Institute (1994)
  • The Matsushita Perspective, A Business Philosophy Handbook, Published by PHP Institute, Inc. (1st ed., 1997).
  • Jinsei mondō, dialogue with Daisaku Ikeda published in Chinese (traditional), Chinese (simplified), Korean, and Japanese; Published by Ushio Shuppansha, Tōkyō (1st ed., 1975).
  • The Matsushita Phenomenon by Rowland Gould published by the Diamond Publishing Company, Japan (1st edition, 1970).
  • The Path, by Kōnosuke Matsushita, Published by McGraw-Hill (2010)
  • Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Decorated Commander in the Order of Orange-Nassau by the Queen of the Netherlands: in 1958 at age 63". Archived from the original on 2020-04-12. Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  2. "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat". Archived from the original on 2019-07-19. Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  3. "Stanford Endowed Professorships and Directorships". Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  4. "Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation". Retrieved 2021-08-25.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Matsushita Konosuke at Wikimedia Commons
Quotations related to Kōnosuke Matsushita at Wikiquote