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Professor, Hitotsubashi ICS


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Emi Osono received her BA in Commerce from Hitotsubashi University, an MBA from The George Washington University, and a PhD in Commerce from Hitotsubashi University. She taught in the MBA program at Waseda University's Business School (Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies) before joining ICS at its inauguration. Previously she worked for Sumitomo Bank.

Professor Osono's research focuses on competitive strategy, organizational capabilities in innovation and knowledge creation, and organizational capabilities to adopt and change, and has published on the process of strategy development, competitive strategy vs. innovation, organizational creativity, organizational specificity and knowledge integration, and strategy-level innovation of Japanese companies.

Professor Osono is in charge of the Porter Prize, which was established to bestow recognition on Japanese companies that have achieved and maintained superior profitability in a particular industry by implementing unique strategies.

Her publications include Extreme Toyota: Radical Contradictions that Drive Success at the World's Best Manufacturer (with N. Shimizu and H. Takeuchi, John Wiley & Sons, 2008); The Contradictions that Drive Toyota's Success (with H. Takeuchi and N Shimizu, Harvard Business Review, 2008); and Embedded Innovation (with H. Yachi, M. Kodama, and I. Nonaka, Hakutoshobo, 2006, in Japanese). She has written many cases on competitive strategy and innovation and conducts executive education in these fields. She serves Lawson and Tokyo Marine Nichido Insurance as an external board member, and Citi Japan as an advisory board member.