Iwao, Shumpei

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Affiliation

Faculty of Business and Commerce 経営学専攻 三田研究室409号室(内線23159) (Mita)

Position

Associate Professor

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Contact Address

2-15-45, Mita, Minato-Ku, Tokyo

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  • Born in Saga Prefecture in 1989, he received his Ph.D. in Management from the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Economics, his first doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Tokyo, and worked at the Meiji Gakuin University Faculty of Economics and the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Information Science and Technology before being appointed to his current position. He has received the Susumu Takamiya Book Award and Susumu Takamiya Publication Award from the Academic Association for Organizational Science, the Japan Society for Production Management Award, and others.

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  • I have been studying what factors can promote "innovation" in a wide range of areas such as production processes, product design, and business models. In order to answer these questions, I have used a wide range of research methods, including case studies, statistical empirical analysis, computer simulation, and mathematical modeling/optimization. As an example of the results of this research, I have shown that kaizen activities, which have been considered as the key factor of Japanese firms' success, can lead to large-scale technological innovation as a result of a "chain of problem solving" under a certain organizational design, and that this is the condition for demonstrating the fundamental strength of Japanese manufacturing. Currently, I am searching for the "future organization design and management" mainly by computer based experiments.

Career 【 Display / hide

  • 2022.04
    -
    Present

    Keio University, Faculty of Business and Commerce, Associate Professor

  • 2021.04
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    2022.03

    Keio University, Faculty of Business and Commerce, Assistant Professor

  • 2018.04
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    2021.03

    Meiji Gakuin University, Faculty of Economics, Junior Associate Professor

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  • 2009.04
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    2013.03

    Keio University, Faculty of Business and Commerce

    University, Graduated, Other

  • 2013.04
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    2015.03

    The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Economics, Management Division

    Graduate School, Completed, Master's course

  • 2015.04
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    2018.03

    The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Economics, Management Division

    Graduate School, Completed, Doctoral course

Academic Degrees 【 Display / hide

  • Ph.D. (Management), The University of Tokyo, Coursework, 2018.03

    Kaizen Innovation and Organization Design

 

Books 【 Display / hide

  • Management textbooks from teens to adults

    Iwao, S., KADOKAWA, 2022.06

  • Toward the Renaissance of Japanese Management

    Shumpei IWAO, Nikkei Business Publications, 2021.06

  • The KAIZEN activities revisited: Organizational structures and innovation strategies in the Japanese auto industry

    Shumpei IWAO, Yuhikaku, 2019.12

  • Industrial Competitiveness and Design Evolution (Evolutionary Economics and Social Complexity Science Series)

    Fujimoto, T, Ikuine, F., Springer , 2018.11

  • Industries and Disasters: Building Robust and Competitive Supply Chains

    Fujimoto, T, Heller, D. A., Nova Science Publishers , 2017.10

    Scope: 第8章・第9章

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Research Projects of Competitive Funds, etc. 【 Display / hide

  • New Organization Design for Innovation

    2019.04
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    2023.03

    MEXT,JSPS, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists , Principal investigator

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  • 73th Keio Prize

    2021.10, Keio Gijuku

    Type of Award: Keio commendation etc.

  • 37th Susumu Takamiya Book Award

    2021.06, Academic Association of Organizational Science

    Type of Award: Award from Japanese society, conference, symposium, etc.

  • 22th Book Award of Japan Society for Production Management

    2020.09, Japan Society for Production Management

    Type of Award: Award from Japanese society, conference, symposium, etc.

  • 36th Susumu Takamiya Publication Award

    2020.06, Academic Association of Organizational Science

    Type of Award: Honored in official journal of a scientific society, scientific journal

 

Courses Taught 【 Display / hide

  • SPECIAL RESEARCH TOPICS IN BUSINESS AND COMMERCE (S)

    2022

  • SPECIAL RESEARCH TOPICS IN BUSINESS AND COMMERCE (S)

    2022

  • SEMINAR (QB)

    2022

  • SEMINAR (QA)

    2022

  • SEMINAR

    2022

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