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Kyoto University
Ph.D.in management(Massachusetts Institute of Technology(USA)), M.S.in management(Massachusetts Institute of Technology(USA))

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Professor, Former Institution / Organization Hitotsubashi University Institute of Innovation Research Innovation Studies
Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.


Strategy and International Management, Sloan school of mamagement, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Faculty of Liberal Arts, The University of Tokyo

Published Papers

S. Nagaoka; Takeishi, Akira; Y. Noro
Journal of the Japanese and International Economies   22(2) 187-206   2008   [Refereed]
Takeishi, Akira; Y. Aoshima
Management of Technology and Innovation in Japan   29-48   2006   [Refereed]
Takeishi, Akira; K.-J. Lee
Journal of Strategic Information Systems   14(3) 291-306   2005   [Refereed]
S.L. Jarvenpaa; Takeishi, Akira; B. Thorngren
Journal of Strategic Information Systems   14(3) 243-244   2005
Takeishi, Akira
Organization Science   13(3) 321-338   2002   [Refereed]
Modularization in the auto industry: Inter-linked multiple hierarchies of product, production, and supplier systems.
Takeishi, Akira, Takahiro Fujimoto
International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management   1(4) 379-396   2001
Takeishi, Akira
Strategic Management Journal   22(5) 403-433   2001   [Refereed]
Cusumano, Michael A. and Takeishi, Akira
Strategic Management Jormal   12(8) 563-588   1991   [Refereed]

Books etc

Dynamics of knowledge, corporate systems and innovation
Itami, Hiroyuki, Ken Kusunoki, Tsuyoshi Numagami and Takeishi, Akira (eds.)
Springer   2010   
“Reasons for innovation: Legitimizing resource mobilization for innovation in the cases of Okochi memorial prize winners.” In Itami, Hiroyuki, Ken Kusunoki, Tsuyoshi Numagami and Takeishi, Akira (eds.), Dynamics of knowledge, corporate systems and innovat
Takeishi, Akira, Yaichi Aoshima and Masaru Karube (Part:Joint Editor)
Springer   2010   
“Boundaries of innovation and social consensus building: Challenges for Japanese firms.” In Itami, Hiroyuki, Ken Kusunoki, Tsuyoshi Numagami and Takeishi, Akira (eds.), Dynamics of knowledge, corporate systems and Innovation.
Takeishi, Akira and Tsuyoshi Numagami (Part:Joint Editor)
Springer   2010   
“Mobile innovation and the music business in Japan: The case of ringing tone melody (“Chaku-mero”).” In Stuart Barnes and Eusebio Scornavacca (eds.) Unwired Business: Cases in mobile business.
Takeishi, Akira and Kyoung Joo Lee (Part:Joint Editor)
Idea Group Publishing   2006   
“Modularization in the Car Industry: Interlinked Multiple Hierarchies of Product, Production, and Supplier Systems.” In Prencipe, Andrea, Andrew Davis and Michael Hobday (eds.), The Business of System Integration.
Takeishi, Akira and Takahiro Fujimoto
Oxford University Press   2003   
“Automobile industry.” In Japan commission on industrial performance (ed.), Made in Japan: Revitalizing Japanese manufacturing for economic growth.
Fujimoto, Takahiro and Takeishi, Akira (Part:Joint Editor)
The MIT Press   1997   
“An International comparison of productivity and product development performance in the auto industry.” In Ryoshin Minami, Kwan S. Kim, Fumio Makino and Joung-Hae Seo (eds.), Acquiring, adapting and developing technologies: Lessons from the Japanese exper
Fujimoto, Takahiro and Takeishi, Akira (Part:Joint Editor)
Macmillan Press   1995   
“A comparative analysis of suppliers to Japanese and U.S. auto plants.” In Negandhi, A. and M. Serapio, Jr. (eds.), Research in international business and international relations.
Cusumano, Michael and Takeishi, Akira (Part:Joint Editor)
JAI Press   1992   


International Motor Vehicle Program
Mobile Innovation Research Program

Research Grants & Projects

Management of Inter-firm Division of Labor
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Mobile innovation
Contract Research
Architecture and Inter-firm Division of Labor
Cooperative Research
Music Business and Innovation
The Other Research Programs