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Kindai University
Faculty of Business Administration, Department of Business Administration
Job title
Ph.D(Kobe University)


My main research area is water industry. I have conducted international collaborative researches with researchers in the UK, Spain, Germany, Australia and other countries.

Research Interests


Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Aug 2019
Visiting Research Fellow, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University, UK
Feb 2010
Mar 2010
Visiting Lecturer, Business School, Aston University
Aug 2008
Jul 2009
Visiting Scholar, School of Management, Cranfield University

Published Papers

Arocena, P., D. Saal, T. Urakami and M. Zschille
European Journal of Operational Research   forthcoming    2019   [Refereed]
Takuya URAKAMI, Xueying WU
Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics   29(1) 114-120   2017   [Refereed]
Strategies within Japanese Apparel Manufacturers
Junji Inoguchi, Kazutaka Komiya,Kim Wooho, Takuya Urakami
Research Journal of Costume Culture   20(3) 443-450   2012   [Refereed][Invited]
Takuya Urakami, David Parker
Urban Studies   48(13) 2805-2825   Oct 2011   [Refereed]
DOI: 10.1177/0042098010391286
Takuya Urakami, Xueying Wu
Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management   14(4) 634-647   Oct 2010   [Refereed]
Japanese Apparel Industry: A Recent Survey of Wholesalers and Manufacturers
International Journal of Costume Culture   13(2) 93-100   Oct 2010   [Refereed][Invited]
Takuya Urakami, Kazutaka Komiya and Junji Inoguchi
Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management   13(3) 311-324   Oct 2009   [Refereed]
Takuya Urakami
Jahrbuch fur Regionalwissenschaft   27(2) 129-141   Aug 2007   [Refereed]
Fumitoshi Mizutani and Takuya Urakami
International Journal of Transport Economics   30(2) 167-186   Jun 2003   [Refereed]
Fumitoshi Mizutani and Takuya Urakami
Papers in Regional Science   80(2) 211-230   Dec 2001   [Refereed]
A Bayesian Stochastic Frontier Model with Endogenous Regressors:An Application to the Effect of Division of Labor in Japanese Water Supply Organizations
Eri Nakamura, Takuya Urakami, Kazuhiko Kakamu
Advances in Econometrics   40B 29-46   2019   [Refereed]


Wide area consolidation and vertical integration of the Japanese sewerage industry: an initial analysis
URAKAMI Takuya, TANAKA Tomoyasu, NAKAOKA Takayoshi, KITAMURA Tomohiro
(No. 2019-04)    Jun 2019
Japanese Sewerage Industry
(No. 2019-03)    Jun 2019
Identifying scale economies for different types of water supply organizations in Japan
52(3)    Mar 2006
The Necessity of Empirical Study under Different Business Conditions : the Case of Japanese Water Supply Organizations
49(3) 397-408   Mar 2003

Books etc

Palgrave Studies in Water Governance: Policy and Practice, Facing the Challenges of Water Governance
Simon Porcher and Stéphane Saussier (Part:Contributor, Ch.13 Recent Policy Changes in the Japanese Water Supply Industries)
Palgrave Macmillan   2019   ISBN:978-3-319-98514-5

Conference Activities & Talks

Own brand strategy of apparel manufacturers: A comparative study of Japan and South Korea
Xueying WU, Takuya URAKAMI, Kazutaka KOMIYA, Woon-Ho KIM, and Junji INOGUCHI
Academic Conference on Economics, Management and Marketing in Prague 2018, Czech Republic (AC-EMM 2018)   10 Aug 2018   
Wide Area Consolidation of Water Supply Businesses in Japan
Academic Conference on Economics, Management and Marketing in Prague 2018, Czech Republic (AC-EMM 2018)   10 Aug 2018   
Notes from a Different Island: Performance and Policy Issues in the Municipally Owned Japanese Water and Sewerage Sector
Workshop on Water Industry Performance and Cost Assessment, Centre for Productivity and Performance Loughborough University, Loughborough UK   23 May 2018   
Recent Policy Changes in the Japanese Water Supply Industries
Water Research Workshop Graduate School of Business Administration Kobe University Kobe, Japan   20 Jan 2018   
Biased Technological Change in the Japanese Non-Life Insurance Industry
Nakaoka, T., T. Urakami and H. Inaba
15th European Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis (EWEPA)   Jun 2017   

Research Grants & Projects

Empirical study in the Japanese Water Industry
Project Year: 2010