The Porter Prize Winners of 2019

Dec 10, 2019


The Porter Prize Organizing Committee at Hitotsubashi University Business School, School of International Corporate Strategy (Hitotsubashi ICS) held the Conference on Competitiveness of the Porter Prize 2019 on Dec. 5.

The winners of this year's Porter Prize are :


Elecom is one of Japan's biggest suppliers of peripherals

Hitotsubashi ICS_5.jpg, I/O devices, and PC/smartphone accessories (such as mousepads, computer mice, keyboards, and earphones).

en-japan inc., Job Vacancy Advertisement Business Unit

en-japan operates an online advertisement service through its "en TENSHOKU" job site.

UT Group Co., Ltd., Manufacturing Division (UT Aim Co., Ltd.)

UT Aim is the Japanese leading supplier of temporary workers to factories.

Workman Co., Ltd.

Workman operates a retail franchise business that sells work clothes to construction workers and others. (Japanese only)


This year's conference features a keynote address by Professor Michael E. Porter of Harvard Business School, the Honorary Senior Advisor to the Porter Prize.

Professor Porter's talk, entitled "How CEOs Manage Their Time," was followed by a panel discussion with Mr. Hiroshi Aoi, President, and Representative Director/Representative Executive Officer of the Marui Group (winner of the Porter Prize 2016) and Mr. Kohey Takashima, Representative Director and CEO of Oisix ra daichi (winner of the Porter Prize 2008).