AffiliationProfessor, Hitotsubashi ICS
CoursesGlobal Network Project, Doing Business in Asia, Pursuing Differentiation (EMBA)
Ken Kusunoki received his BA and MBA from Hitotsubashi University and completed the Doctoral Program at the Hitotsubashi University’s Graduate School of Commerce. He has been a faculty member at Hitotsubashi University since 1992, and joined the Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy in 2000.
Professor Kusunoki’s research has appeared in many books, including Likes, Dislikes, and Talent (Toyo Keizai Shimposha, 2016, in Japanese); Anyway You Want It, That’s The Way You Need It(Diamond-sha, 2016, in Japanese); Likes, Dislikes, and Management (Toyo Keizai Shimposha, 2014, in Japanese); Reading Strategies (President-sha, 2013, in Japanese); Logic in the Sense of Management (Shincho-sha, 2013, in Japanese); Competitive Strategy as a Narrative Story (Toyo Keizai Shimposha, 2010, in Japanese); and Dynamics of Knowledge, Corporate Systems and Innovation (edited by H. Itami, K. Kusunoki, T. Numagami, and A. Takeishi, Springer, 2010), among others. In addition, Professor Kusunoki has written more than 30 articles for Organization Science, Journal of Product Innovation Management, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Human Resource Management Journal, Business Review (in Japanese), Organizational Science (in Japanese), and other academic journals, as well as a number of articles for business magazines.
Professor Kusunoki specializes in strategy. He has conducted consulting and executive seminars for many leading Japanese and global companies.