日本語
KEIO UNIVERSITY 
Graduate School of Business Administration 
Major in Business Administration 

Professor 
ASAKAWA KAZUHIRO 

 

Profile
Kazuhiro Asakawa is Mitsubishi Chaired Professor of Management at Graduate School of Business Administration, Keio University, Japan, where he teaches international management and global innovation.  He received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. from INSEAD, France, his MBA from Harvard Business School, and his BA summa cum laude in Political Science from Waseda University, Japan.  His research interest lies in the areas of global innovation and global R&D management of multinational corporations, cross-border knowledge sourcing and leveraging, subsidiary evolution, and autonomy-control dynamics. He is best known for his work on global R&D management of Japanese MNCs. He was elected to the AIB Fellows in 2015 by the Academy of International Business (AIB).  
He has served as an Associate Editor of Global Strategy Journal and a Senior Editor of Asia Pacific Journal of Management.  He is an Advisory Editor of Research Policy and serves on the editorial (review) boards of numerous academic journals, including Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of International Management, Academy of Management Perspectives, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Canadian Journal of Administrative Science, Cross-Cultural Management, and International Journal of Commerce and Management.  He taught at many international business schools including Yonsei, JKU Linz, WU Doctoral Workshop, ESSEC, and McGill as a visiting faculty, and was a visiting scholar at MIT Sloan School of Management and Northeastern University. He has supervised and examined PhD candidates in many countries, and has reviewed faculty tenure promotion decisions in the US, Europe, and Asia.
For AIB, he was a Track Chair for the AIB 2016 Program; he served as a Track Chair in 2011 and a Teaching Track Chair in 2005, and he currently chairs the AIB Japan Chapter.  He served as the Chair of the Temple AIB Best Paper Award Selection Committee in 2014.  He also served as a Program Chair/Board Member for the Asia Academy of Management.  He is a founding member of Industry Studies Association (ISA) in the US and was a representative-at-large for SMS Global Strategy Interest Group. Currently he is President of Japan Academy of Multinational Enterprises (AMNE) and a Board Member of the Japan Academy of International Business Studies (JAIBS).  He also serves as an Executive Board Member of the Academic Association of Organizational Science (AAOS) in charge of international relations. As an internationally-trained IB scholar currently based in Japan, he is committed to bridging the gaps between the Japanese and international academic communities. 

Career
The Industrial Bank of Japan, Ltd.  1985/04-1990/06 
Assistant Professor, Keio Business School (Exec Ed Division)  1995/04-1996/03 
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Business Administration, Keio University  1995/04-1996/03 
Assistant professor, Graduate School of Business Administration, keio University  1996/04-1997/03 
Assistant Professor, Keio Business School (Exec Ed Division)  1996/04-1997/03 
Associate Professor, Keio Business School UExec Ed Division) (Tenured)  1997/04-Present 
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Business Administration, Keio University (Tenured)  1997/04-Present 
Professor, Graduate School of Business Administration, Keio University  2004/04-Present 
Mitsubishi Chaired Professor of Management, Graduate School of Business Administration, Keio University  2013/04-Present 

Academic Background
Waseda University  Faculty of Political Economy, BA summa cum laude, 1985  Political Science  1985/03/31  Graduated 
Harvard University  Graduate School of Business Administration (MBA)  Management  Master's course  1991/06/30  Completed  USA 
INSEAD  Graduate School of Business Administration (M.Sc.)  Management Science  Master's course  1993/06/30  Completed  France 
INSEAD  Graduate School of Business Administration (Ph.D.)  Management  Doctoral course  1996/06/30  Completed  France 

Academic Degrees
MBA  Harvard University, Graduate School of Business Administration  1991/06/30 
M.Sc.  INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France)  1993/06/30 
Ph.D. (in Management)  INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France)  1996/06/30 

Profile Summary
His research interests are focused on innovation and R&D management of multinational corporations, cross-border knowledge sourcing and leveraging, subsidiary evolution, and autonomy-control dynamics. 

Research Areas
Management 

Research Keywords
International Management 
Managing Global Innovation 
Global R&D Management 
Global Strategy 
Open Innovation 
Product Innovation 
Process Innovation 
Knowledge-Based Strategy 
Organization Theory 
Autonomy and Control 
Evolving Roles of Overseas Subsidiaries 
Local-for-Global Innovation 
Technlogy and Innovation Management 
Patent Citation Analysis 
Questionnaire Survey Analysis 
Frugal Innovation 
Measuring Perception Gaps 

Research Achievements (Books)
Studying International Management by Cases (Yuhikaku) (In Japanese)  ASAKAWA KAZUHIRO Yoshihara, Shiraki, Shintaku, and Asakawa (Eds.)  Yuhikaku  2013/12/21 
Global R&D Management, (Keio University Press).  ASAKAWA KAZUHIRO  323  Keio University Press  2011/10/19  978-4-7664-1872-9 
Introduction to Global Management (Nikkei Publishing Co.)  ASAKAWA KAZUHIRO  東京:日本経済新聞社 (Nikkei Publishing Co.)  2003/11/10 
learning Strategic Management through Managers' Remarks (Nikkei Publishing Co.)  ASAKAWA KAZUHIRO  169-178  Nikkei Publishing Co.  2013/09/02 
Management Studies for the Future  ASAKAWA KAZUHIRO  205-221  Nikkei Publishing Co.  2010/06/02 
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Research Achievements (Original Articles and Commentaries)
Research paper (scholarly journal)  Joint  “Internal embeddedness, geographic distance, and global knowledge sourcing by overseas subsidiaries.” online first, https://doi.org/10.1057/s41267-017-0112-x, print ISSN 0047-2506, online ISSN 1478-6990.  ASAKAWA KAZUHIRO, Pak, J., Song, J., and Kim, S.  Journal of International Business Studies  2017/10/17 
Research paper (scholarly journal)  "Informed HQ, legitimized subsidiaries, and Reduced level of subsidiary control in international R&D management"  ASAKAWA KAZUHIRO Aoki, T.  Research in Global Strategic Management  17/ 1, 191-213  2016/07/01 
Research paper (scholarly journal)  Joint  “Gestionar centros mundiales de innovacion” (Managing hubs for global innovation),  ASAKAWA KAZUHIRO Korine, H.  Harvard Deusto Business Review,  248/ 1, 12-24  2015/03/01 
Research paper (scholarly journal)  Joint  “Types of R&D collaborations and process innovation: The benefit of collaborating upstream in the knowledge chain.”  Un, A. and ASAKAWA KAZUHIRO  Journal of Product Innovation Management  32/ 1, 138-153  2015/03/01 
Research paper (scholarly journal)  Single  Professor D. Eleanor Westney and Japanese Business Studies  ASAKAWA KAZUHIRO  Advances in International Management, Vol. 27, 2014  27  2014 
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Research Achievements (Oral/Poster Presentations)
Oral presentation(general)  “The Cost Side of Open Innovation: An Empirical Test of Japanese Firms” with N. Sawada and H. Nakamura, Strategic Management Society Annual Meetings, Houston, TX, October, 2017.  Strategic Management Society  2017/10/29 
Oral presentation(general)  “Open Innovation in Emerging Markets” with N. Sawada and H. Nakamura, Strategic Management Society Annual Meetings, Houston, TX, October, 2017.  Strategic Management Society  2017/10/29 
Oral presentation(general)  “Shifting Japan’s Innovation from Domestic/Closed to International/Open: Flat Panel Display (FPD) Industry in East Asia” Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meetings, Atlanta, GA, August, 2017.  Academy of Management  2017/08/06 
Oral presentation(general)  “Strategies of U.S. and Japanese Defense Contractors,” with Tanya Peacock and Kiyohiko Ito, Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meetings, Atlanta, GA, August, 2017  Academy of Management  2017/08/04 
Oral presentation(general)  “Determinants of the Adoption Timing of ISO 9000 and ISO 14000: The Japanese Context,” with Kiyohiko Ito, Academy of International Business Annual Meetings, Dubai, June, 2017.  Academy of International Business  2017/06/28 
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Research Achievements (Artistic, Fieldwork, etc.)
Media coverage or interview (newspaper, etc.)  Single  浅川・慶大教授「新製品開発、新興国に成長の芽」日本経済新聞電子版6月1日号に掲載  2014/06/01-Present  日本経済新聞電子版6月1日号 
Newspaper, magazine, etc. (column, essay, etc.)  Single  Distinctiveness of Japan's IB research: What makes it so unique? Japan MNE Insights, Vol.1. Issue 1, April, 2014  2014/04/09-Present  Japan MNE Insights, Vol.1, Issue 1, April, 2014 (Posted on the homepage of JMNE (www.mne-jp.org/news_letter.html) 
Newspaper, magazine, etc. (column, essay, etc.)  Single  「顧客は世界に広がる:総括」日本経済新聞朝刊・経済教室面・経営塾に5回にわたり連載(2013.1.18-25)  2013/01/18-2013/01/25 
Newspaper, magazine, etc. (column, essay, etc.)  Single  企業の国際競争力を支える海外現地知識の獲得・活用戦略『世界経済評論』2012, 56(5) 9/10月号: 38-41.  2012/09/14-Present 
Other  Single  グローバル化時代におけるR&D戦略、日本経済研究センター、読むゼミ、聞くゼミ収録  2012/09/05-Present 
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Awards
AIB Fellow, The Academy of International Business (AIB)  2015/03/02 
Finalist, Association of Japanese Business Studies (AJBS) Best Paper Award 2017.  2017/06/30 
The Best Reviewer’s Award, the Academy of International Business (AIB) Annual Meetings, Bangalore, 2015.  2015/06/30 
Finalist, Association of Japanese Business Studies (AJBS) Best Paper Award 2015.  2015/06/27 
Outstanding Reviewer, Journal of International Management (JIM)  2015/05/17 
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Courses in Charge of
Managing Global Innovation 
Multinational organizations and Strategy 
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Social Activities
Academic Member, Business Standardization COmmittee, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan  2012/12/01-2013/03/31 
Visiting Scholar, NISTEP, Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology  2011/07/01-2013/03/31 
Global Searvice Industry Promotion Forum, the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI), Japan  2009/06/01-2010/03/31 
Academic Member, Global Service Committee, the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI), Japan  2008/09/01-2009/03/31 
Alfred P. Sloan Industry Studies Program, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, USA  2005/09/01-2010/09/30 
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Memberships in Academic Societies
Academy of Management  1993/08/01-Present 
Strategic Management Society (A "Frined" of SMS since 2009)  1995/09/01-Present 
Academy of International Business (Chairperson of AIB Japan Chapter since 2013)  1993/06/01-Present 
Founding Member, Industry Studies Association (ISA), U.S.A.  2011/07/01-Present 
Asia Academy of Management  1997/12/01-Present 
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Committee Experiences
Global Strategy Journal  Associate Editor  2009/10-2014/12 
Research Policy  Advisory Editor  2014/06/01-Present 
Academy of Management Perspectives  Editorial Board Member  2011/12/01-2015/12 
Journal of International Business Studies  Editorial Review Board Member  2010/07/01-Present 
Asia Pacific Journal of Management  Senior Editor  2009/08/01-2010/04/30 
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