Business Economics
(Harvard University)


Professor of Strategy

Specialized Fields

General Management (Corporate Strategy, Business Strategy, Operations Management)

Fields of Interest

Top Executives, Strategy, and Performance

Current Research

  • Recent publications, all in Japanese, are concerned with the performance of Japanese firms and its relationship with the tenure of the chief executives
  • “The Collaborative Mindset in Action” in, 2002
  • “Learning by New Experience: Revisiting the Flying Fortress Learning Curve” in “Learning by Doing: in Markets, Firms, and Countries.” University of Chicago Press, 1999(co-authored with Naomi R. Lamoreaux, Daniel M. G. Raff, Peter Temin )
  • “Beyond Flexibility: Toyota’s Robust Process-Flow Architecture” in “Coping with Variety: Flexible Productive Systems for Product Variety in the Auto Industry.” Ashgate, Hampshire: England, 1999(co-authored with Yannick Lung, LeanJacques Chanaron, Takahiro Fujimoto, Daniel Raff )
  • “Making Toyota in America: Evidence from the Kentucky Transplant, 1986-1994” in “Between Imitation and Innovation: the Transfer and Hybridization of Productive Models in the International Automobile Industry.” Oxford University Press, 1998(co-authored with Robert Boyer, Elsie Charron, Ulrich Jurgens , Steven Tolliday )
  • “A Misguided Trajectory?: Automatically Guided Vehicles in Auto Assembly” in “Transforming Automobile Assembly: Experience in Automation and Work Organization.” Springer, Berlin, 1997(co-authored with Koichi Shimokawa, Ulrich Jurgens, Takahiro Fujimoto )