AffiliationProfessor, Hitotsubashi ICS
Ken Kusunoki received his BA and MS from Hitotsubashi University and completed the Doctoral Program at the Graduate School of Commerce, Hitotsubashi University. 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 Talents (Toyo Keizai Shimposha, 2016, in Japanese); Do As You Like (Diamond-sha, 2016, in Japanese); 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); Dynamics of Knowledge, Corporate Systems and Innovation (edited by H. Itami, K. Kusunoki, T. Numagami, and A. Takeishi, Springer, 2010); Management of Technology and Innovation in Japan (edited by C. Herstatt et al., Springer, 2006); Hitotsubashi on Knowledge Management (edited by H. Takeuchi and I. Nonaka, Weily, 2004); Business Architecture: Strategic Design of Products, Organizations, and Processes (edited by T. Fujimoto et al., Yuhikaku, 2001, in Japanese); Knowledge and Innovation (edited by Hitotsubashi University, Institute of Innovation Research, Toyo-Keizai Shimposha, 2001, in Japanese); Managing Industrial Knowledge (edited by I. Nonaka & D. Teece, Sage, 2001); Japanese Management in the Low Growth Era (edited by D. Dirks et al., Spinger, 1999); Technology and Innovation in Japan (edited by M. Hemmert, Routledge, 1998); and Innovation in Japan (edited by A. Goto & H. Odagiri, Oxford University Press, 1997).
In addition to books, Professor Kusunoki has written over 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. His current research interests include strategy for competitive differentiation through innovation. He has conducted consulting and executive seminars, and serve as an adviser to many leading Japanese and global companies.