Shumpei IWAO

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Shumpei IWAO
Meiji Gakuin University
Faculty of Economics Department of International Business
Job title
Junior Associate Professor
Ph.D. in Management(The University of Tokyo)
Research funding number

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

May 2018
Research Fellow, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
Apr 2018
Junior Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, International Business, Meiji Gakuin University
Apr 2015
Mar 2018
Research Assistant, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo


Apr 2015
Mar 2018
Ph.D. in Management, Graduate School of Economics (Management Division), The University of Tokyo
Apr 2013
Mar 2015
M.A. in Economics, Graduate School of Economics (Management Division), The University of Tokyo
Apr 2009
Mar 2013
B.A. in Business & Commerce, Faculty of Business & Commerce, Keio University

Published Papers

Yamamoto, Y., Iwao, S.
Procedia Manufacturing      Jun 2019   [Refereed]
Fujimoto, T., Maekawa, R., Iwao, S.
Akamon Management Review   18(1) 5-40   Feb 2019   [Refereed]
Shumpei IWAO
Soshiki Kagaku (Organizational Science)   52(2) 70-86   Dec 2018   [Refereed]
Iwao, S. and M. Marinov
Benchmarking: An International Journal   25(5) 1319-1332   Jun 2018   [Refereed]
Shumpei IWAO
Ph.D. dissertation in the University of Tokyo   1-522   Nov 2017   [Refereed]
Shumpei IWAO & Yu NAKANO
Akamon Management Review   16(2) 105-116   Apr 2017   [Invited]
Iwao, S.
Evolutionary and Institutional Economics Review   14(1) 29-59   Feb 2017   [Refereed]
Iwao, S., Y. Kato, S. Min
Production management : transactions of the Japan Society for Production Management   23(2) 73-78   Oct 2016   [Refereed]
Iwao, S.
Production management : transactions of the Japan Society for Production Management   23(2) 109-114   Oct 2016   [Refereed]
Iwao, S. & Maekawa, R.
Akamon Management Review   15(6) 341-350   Jun 2016   [Invited]
Kikuchi, H., & Iwao, S.
Annals of Business Administrative Science   15(3) 139-148   Jun 2016   [Refereed]
Iwao, S.
The Journal of Economic Studies   58(1) 1-6   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
Iwao, S. & Kikuchi, H.
Akamon Management Review   15(2) 99-108   Feb 2016   [Invited]
Mochida, W. & Iwao, S.
Akamon Management Review   14(8) 433-450   Aug 2015   [Invited]
Iwao, S.
Annals of Business Administrative Science   14(5) 279-291   Aug 2015   [Refereed]
Akiike, A. & Iwao, S.
Annals of Business Administrative Science   14(5) 231-246   Jun 2015   [Refereed]
Iwao, S.
The University of Tokyo   1-230   Mar 2015   [Refereed]
Iwao, S.
Proceedings of 7th Global Supply Chain Management Conference (Emerging Economies: Opportunities and Challenges). Hangzhou.   1-12   Mar 2015   [Refereed]
Iwao, S.
Akamon Management Review   14(2) 67-76   Feb 2015   [Invited]


Shumpei IWAO
NIKKEI Business   1979(1) 101-101   Feb 2019
Shumpei IWAO
Nikkei Computer   973(1) 72-74   Sep 2018

Books etc

innovation wo umu Kaizen (Kaizen for innovation)
Shumpei IWAO
Yuhikaku   Dec 2019   
Industrial Competitiveness and Design Evolution (Evolutionary Economics and Social Complexity Science Series)
Fujimoto, T. & Ikuine, F., Ed. (Part:Contributor, Chapter. 9)
Springer   Nov 2018   ISBN:978-4-431-55144-7
Industries and Disasters: Building Robust and Competitive Supply Chains
Fujimoto, T & Heller, D. A., Ed. (Part:Contributor, Chapter 8-9)
Nova Science Publishers   Oct 2017   ISBN:1536129054

Conference Activities & Talks

Why Toyota's Keiretsu can recover from the earthquake quickly?: Inter-firm knowledge sharing and utilization for disaster management
Shumpei Iwao & Yumi Kato
ABAS Conference 2019 Summer   21 Aug 2019   
Coordination in improvements at manufacturing plants and its effect on improvement capabilities
Yamamoto, Y., Iwao, S.
2019 International Conference in Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM)   24 Jun 2019   
Toyota Group’s Inter-Organizational Relations and Knowledge Management for Responding to Natural Disasters
Shumpei IWAO
Annual meeting of Academic Association for Organizational Science   2 Jun 2019   
Information Jam-up and Innovation Management [Invited]
Shumpei IWAO
NIKKEI Conference 2019   28 Mar 2019   
Mathematical Engineering in Management [Invited]
Shumpei IWAO
Mathematical Engineering Work Shop in Osaka University    15 Nov 2018   
Management and Computer Simulation [Invited]
Nobuyuki INAMIZU & Shumpei IWAO
Annual meeting of Academic Association for Organizational Science   22 Sep 2018   
Why does Kaizen never end?
Shumpei IWAO
ABAS Conference 2018 Summer: Part 3   21 Aug 2018   
Why Kaizen innovations ware generated endogenously and infinitely?: An axiomatic design view on continuous improvement activities
Shumpei IWAO
Annual meeting of Academic Association for Organizational Science   10 Jun 2018   
Continuous improvement as discontinuous disaster recovery system
Shumpei IWAO
ABAS Conference 2017 Winter: Part 2   20 Feb 2017   
Continuous Improvement and Coordination Systems [Invited]
Shumpei IWAO
Japan Association for Evolutionary Economics   7 Dec 2016   
The Reality of Kaizen as Innovation: an analysis of 4 cases and malti-agent simulation
Shumpei IWAO
Hitotsubashi University IIR summer school 2016   23 Aug 2016   
When do Kaizen generate firm's manufacturing performance?: A conparative case study of Toyota and Matsuo
Shumpei IWAO
Japan Association for Evolutionary Economics   27 Mar 2016   
Strategy Follow Investment: A case of Pasera
Shumpei IWAO
Japan Society for Production Management   6 Mar 2016   
Some Defects of A-U Model: From a case of Japanese ICT industry
Shumpei IWAO, Yumi KATO, Seungkee MIN
Japan Society for Production Management   6 Mar 2016   
Routine Dynamics in Toyota
Shumpei IWAO
Academic Association for Organizational Science   20 Jun 2015   
Why concept of "routine" change?: Some agendas for new theory of organizational routine
Shumpei IWAO
ABAS Conference 2015 Spring   25 May 2015   
Front-loading Purchasing Activity: Why TOYOTA can do KAIZEN with quick parts change?
Shumpei IWAO
7th Global Supply Chain Management Conference   28 Mar 2015   
Can incumbents accommodate to the market/customer dimension in innovation?
Atsushi AKIIKE, Shumpei IWAO
ABAS Conference 2015 Winter   13 Feb 2015   
The group building process in lean production system: Content analysis of Leaders' communication notes
Inamizu, N., Murata, K., Fukuzawa, M., Iwao, S., Suzuki, N., Shintaku, J., Fujimoto, T.
21st EurOMA Conference   25 Jun 2014   

Research Grants & Projects

New Organization Design for Innovation
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research <KAKENHI>
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2023    Investigator(s): Shumpei IWAO
Kaizen Innovation
GBRC & Mitsubishi Group: Mitsubishi Grant for Book Publishing
Project Year: Oct 2018 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): Shumpei IWAO
Research on Kaizen Innovation
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Program for Leading Graduate Schools
Project Year: Apr 2013 - Mar 2018    Investigator(s): Shumpei IWAO
Organizatinal design and Kaizen as innovation
Japan Productivity Center: Productivity Research Grant
Project Year: Apr 2015 - Mar 2016    Investigator(s): Shumpei IWAO