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FUJIMOTO, Takahiro
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Faculty of Economics,
The University of Tokyo,
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0033
fujimoto at e.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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Research Field
Technology and Operations Management
Research Theme
My long-term research objectives have been technology and operation management. More specifically, in three areas: production management, product development, and suppliers management. In production management, I have made functional and evolutionary analyses of the so-called Toyota-style manufacturing system. Also, a study of paint body storage management, which reflects firms' organizational capabilities in manufacturing, is now making progress. In product development, I have studied impacts of three-dimensional CAD (digital information technologies) on lead time reduction, as well as inter-industrial comparison of effective product development. In suppliers management, key properties of the Japanese suppliers system and their institutional complementarity, as well as historical implication of black box parts and modularization, have been investigated empirically.