Ken Sakai

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Ken Sakai
Tohoku University
Graduate School of Economics and Management
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Academic & Professional Experience

Oct 2019
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University
Apr 2018
Sep 2019

Published Papers

Sakai Ken
JOURNAL OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT   37(0) 40-50   2016   [Refereed]
This paper's goal is to study the reason for rigidity in innovation framing. Entrepreneurs, typically firms in the modern society, frame innovative techniques to motivate their supporters in the market (in other words, outside of the organization)...
Ken Sakai
Hitotsubashi University      Mar 2015
Sakai Ken
JOURNAL OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT   34(0) 15-25   2014   [Refereed]
Manufacturing firms, in recent times, have acquired after-sales service capabilities to address complaints and concerns of customers. However, some service capabilities are soon rendered ineffective by those that are even more effective. Therefore...
Ken Sakai
Business History   61(3) 429-455   Apr 2019   [Refereed]
Published online: 08 Feb 2018
Louder Than Words: Lessons from the Influence of Facial Expressions in Two Different Strategies for Repairing Organizational Legitimacy
Ken Sakai
組織科学   53(4) In press   [Refereed]
Confluence of histories in institutional change: A case study on the management of surgical needles in Japanese hospitals
Ken Sakai
Paper accepted for a presentation at the 35th EGOS Colloquium, University of Edinburgh Business School, Edinburgh, United Kingdom   1-24   [Refereed]


R&D and Diffusion of the Innovative Stainless Surgical Needle: The Making of MANI
Ken Sakai
(15) 61-77   Jul 2018   [Refereed]
A Critical Review on Crisis Communication Management Theory: Mainstream Views, Recent Trends, and Future Outlook
Ken Sakai
Hitotsubashi Review of Commerce and Management   13(1) 52-60   May 2018   [Refereed]

Conference Activities & Talks

Confluence of histories in institutional change
Ken Sakai
5 Jun 2019   
Work Style Innovation in Japanese Hospitals
Ken Sakai
24 Sep 2018   
Beyond Relativism: Open Ended Approach in Business History
Ken Sakai
IIR Summer School 2018   26 Aug 2018   
Silent Impact on Normalizing Accounts in a Crisis of Legitimacy: Comparative Case Analyses of the Accounts for the Shanghai Husi Crisis.
Ken Sakai
Mitsubishi Bank Foundation International Conference   18 Mar 2017