TAKAHASHI, Nobuo

TAKAHASHI, Nobuo

Name / Position

TAKAHASHI, Nobuo / Professor

Website

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E-mail

nobuta@e.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Curriculum Vitae

Education

1987 Ph.D. (Socio-Economic Planning) University of Tsukuba
1982 MA (Socio-Economic Planning) University of Tsukuba
1980 BA (Commerce) Otaru University of Commerce

Professional Experience

1998-current Professor, Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo
1996-1998 Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo
1994-1996 Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo
1991-1994 Associate Professor, School of Liberal Arts, University of Tokyo
1987-1991 Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Tohoku University
1984-1986 Research Associate, School of Liberal Arts, University of Tokyo

Research Field

Management, Organization Theory

Research Theme

In these five years, my major areas of research are as follows: (a) The principles of decision-making in Japanese firms: The phenomena in the Japanese firms, i.e., lukewarm constitution, decision-making by flight, were analyzed on the basis of decision theory, game theory and computer simulation. We also conducted the international comparative survey on organizational culture of Japanese multinationals. (b) Organizational learning and learning curve: My simulation models of intraorganizational ecology of organizational routines provided some propositions that fall into line with the routine-based organizational learning. (c) Railway management and financing schemes: From a management viewpoint, I researched the financing schemes of major Japanese railway companies when I was a visiting research fellow of Board of Audit, Japan.

Publications

Articles - 2010-2019

  • “Licensing strategy of Japanese firms and competitive advantage,” Annals of Business Administrative Science, 9(1), 2010 (with Naoko Kishi)
  • “Organizational capability: Hold the soul, spin, polish, connect,” Journal of the Institute of Internal Auditors-Japan, No. 36, No. 13, 2010 (in Japanese)
  • Yarisugoshiis the cost of developing leaders and avoiding crises,” Omni-Management, Vol. 20, No. 2, 2011 (in Japanese)
  • “Think about organizational capability,” SRI, No. 104, 2011 (in Japanese)
  • “Shell: (1) ‘iron cage revisited’ revisited,” Akamon Management Review, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2011 (in Japanese)
  • “Shell: (2) Model T Ford as a ‘shell,’ ” Akamon Management Review, Vol. 10, No. 5, 2011 (in Japanese)
  • “Shell: (3) clung to the ‘shell,’” Akamon Management Review, Vol. 10, No. 6, 2011 (in Japanese)
  • “Shell: (4) The first all-purpose digital electronic computer ENIAC,” Akamon Management Review, Vol. 10, No. 8, 2011 (in Japanese)
  • “Shell: (5) Behind the ENIAC as a ‘shell,’” Akamon Management Review, Vol. 10, No. 9, 2011 (in Japanese)
  • “Shell: (6) Think management from ‘shell’” Akamon Management Review, Vol. 10, No. 10, 2011 (in Japanese)
  • “Licensing strategy of Japanese firms,” in Yveline Lecler, Tetsuo Yoshimoto, & Takahiro Fujimoto eds., The Dynamics of Regional Innovation: Policy Challenges in Europe and Japan. World Scientific Publishing, 2012 (with Koji Nakano)
  • “Shell: (7) Sensemaking,” Akamon Management Review, Vol. 11, No. 3, 2012 (in Japanese)
  • “Mysteries of NIH syndrome,” Annals of Business Administrative Science, 11(1), 2012 (with Nobuyuki Inamizu)
  • “Is technological trajectory disruptive?” Annals of Business Administrative Science, 12(1), 2013 (with Junjiro Shintaku and Hirofumi Ohkawa)
  • “Corporate culture in business administration: Does culture exist in organizations?” Keizai Seminar, No. 670, 2013 (in Japanese)
  • “Jumping to hasty experience curves: The learning curve revisited,” Annals of Business Administrative Science, 12(2), 2013
  • “Human resources development in the transport business,” Transportation & Economy, Vol. 73, No. 3, 2013 (in Japanese)
  • “Finding an organization in non-random actions,” Akamon Management Review, Vol. 12, No. 4, 2013 (in Japanese)
  • “UNIX license makes Linux the last major piece of the puzzle,” Annals of Business Administrative Science, 12(3), 2013 (with Tomofumi Takamatsu)
  • “Behind the learning curve: Requisite of a scale perspective,” Annals of Business Administrative Science, 12(4), 2013
  • “Cultural perspectives in management,” Cultural Economics, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2013 (in Japanese)
  • “A hypothesis about lukewarm feeling in Japanese firms,” Annals of Business Administrative Science, 12(5), 2013
  • “On the future parameter,” Annals of Business Administrative Science, 12(6), 2013
  • “Transfirm organization view,” Annals of Business Administrative Science, 13(1), 2014
  • “Organizational culture, activation, and shell,” Seikatsu Fukushi Kenkyu, No. 86, 2014 (in Japanese)
  • “Logical weakness of 'the strength of weak ties,'” Annals of Business Administrative Science, 13(2), 2014 (with Nobuyuki Inamizu)
  • Percussive methods of organization studies. Organizational Science, Vol. 47, No. 2, 2013 (with Hiroshi Okawa, Nobuyuki Inamizu, and Atsushi Akiike) (in Japanese)
  • “Japanese companies and employment in 2030,” Transportation & Economy, Vol. 74, No. 2, 2014 (in Japanese)
  • “Future parameter explains job satisfaction and turnover candidates in Japanese companies,” Annals of Business Administrative Science, 13(3), 2014
  • “Perspective index in Company X from 2004-2013,” Annals of Business Administrative Science, 13(4), 2014 (with Hirofumi Ohkawa and Nobuyuki Inamizu)
  • “The true conclusion of the mutual learning model,” Akamon Management Review, Vol. 13, No. 9, 2020 (with Yuki Mitomi) (in Japanese)
  • “Spurious correlation between self-determination and job satisfaction: A case of Company X from 2004-2013,” Annals of Business Administrative Science, 13(5), 2014 (with Hirofumi Ohkawa and Nobuyuki Inamizu)
  • “Four side views of blue LED patent pricing,” Annals of Business Administrative Science, 13(6), 2014
  • “Lukewarm feeling in Company X from 2004-2013,” Annals of Business Administrative Science, 13(6), 2014 (with Hirofumi Ohkawa and Nobuyuki Inamizu)
  • “Behind the shell: Rigid persons clung onto it,” Annals of Business Administrative Science, 14(1),  2015
  • “A missing piece of mutual learning model of March (1991),” Annals of Business Administrative Science, 14(1), 2015 (with Yuki Mitomi)
  • “Securing human resources for transportation business,” Transportation & Economy, Vol. 75, No. 3, 2015 (in Japanese)
  • “Where is bounded rationality from?” Annals of Business Administrative Science, 14(2), 2015
  • “An essential service in Penrose’s economies of growth,” Annals of Business Administrative Science, 14(3), 2015
  • “New work in reward for work” Akamon Management Review, Vol. 14, No. 7, 2015 (in Japanese)
  • “Japanese work ethic and culture: A new paradigm of intrinsic motivation,” Annals of Business Administrative Science, 14(5), 2015
  • “Strategy and structure follow technology: A spinout proposition of J. D. Thompson's Organizations in Action,” Annals of Business Administrative Science, 15(1), 2016
  • “What is statistically significant?” Akamon Management Review, Vol. 15, No. 11, 2016 (in Japanese)
  • “The survival of market orientation through artificial selection,” Annals of Business Administrative Science, 15(6), 2016 (with Ryusuke Kosuge)
  • “Ownership structure follows managerial strategy: Management control revisited,” Annals of Business Administrative Science, 16(2), 2017
  • “Rayleigh criterion: The paradigm of photolithography equipment,” Annals of Business Administrative Science, 16(5), 2017 (with Hiroki Kikuchi)
  • “Checking firms' life spans expected 30 years ago,” Annals of Business Administrative Science, 16(6), 2017
  • “Job satisfaction, perspective, excitement: Satisfaction does not lead to productivity,” Assessors Journal, No. 25, 2018 (in Japanese)
  • “Talks with the president raise future expectations,” Annals of Business Administrative Science, 17(3), 2018
  • “Diversity and transportation: Break the shell,” Transportation & Economy, Vol. 78, No. 9, 2018 (in Japanese)
  • “Fresh/long-time employees have better perspective but what of the others?” Annals of Business Administrative Science, 17(6), 2018
  • “Owning a company: The Japanese experience,” Annals of Business Administrative Science, 18(3), 2019
  • “Japanese National Railways' financing schemes and bankruptcy,” Annals of Business Administrative Science, 18(6), 2019
  • “Long-term fixed-point observations of Perspective Index,” Transactions of the Academic Association for Organizational Science, No. 8, No. 2, 2019 (in Japanese)

Articles - 2020-

  • “Simulation and organizational studies in Japan,” Annals of Business Administrative Science, 19(2), 2020
  • “Corporate governance and executives,” Transportation & Economy, Vol. 80, No. 6, 2020 (in Japanese)
  • “Organizational simulation research in Japan,” Akamon Management Review, Vol. 19, No. 3, 2020 (in Japanese)
  • “In search of ambidexterity: Exploration and bricolage,” Annals of Business Administrative Science, 19(4), 2020 (with Kenichi Kuwashima and Nobuyuki Inamizu)
  • “Causality and cohort effect on Perspective Index,” Akamon Management Review, Vol. 19, No. 5, 2020 (in Japanese)
  • “Establishment of Japanese National Railways (1949-1987),” Japan Railway History Review, No. 38, 2020 (in Japanese)

Books and Monographs - 2010-2019

  • Organizational Capability: Hold the Soul, Spin, Polish, Connect. Chikuma Shobo, 2010 (in Japanese)
  • Performance-Based Pay System of False and Fancy. Chikuma Bunko version, 2010 (in Japanese)
  • Getting Worse Company: Why Do Firms Degenerate? Chikuma Shobo, 2010 (in Japanese)
  • Elementary Management. Minerva Shobo, 2011 (Ed.) (in Japanese)
  • Shell. Minerva Shobo, 2013 (in Japanese)
  • Management Statistics. Shinseisha, 2015 (in Japanese)
  • Managementthink. Yuhikaku, 2015 (in Japanese)
  • Managerial Renaissance: Strategy Days and Organization Days. 4th ed., Yuhikaku, 2016 (in Japanese)
  • You Can Learn Management for 4 Years in College in 10 Hours. KADOKAWA, 2016 (in Japanese). Korean version, 2017 (in Korean); Chinese version, 2018 (in Chinese); KADOKAWA Bunko version, 2019 (in Japanese)
  • [Illustration] You Can Learn Management for 4 Years in College in 10 Hours. KADOKAWA, 2017 (in Japanese)
  • You Can Learn Management for 4 Years in College with Manga. KADOKAWA, 2018 (in Japanese) (with Hiroe Uda)

Books and Monographs - 2020-

  • Introduction to Management. 2nd ed. Shinseisha, 2020 (in Japanese)
  • ““Counting Your Customers” One by One: A Hierarchical Bayes Extension to the Pareto/NBD Model,” Marketing Science, 28(3), pp. 541-553, May/June 2009
  • “A Prediction Model for Web Page Transition,” International Journal of Electronic Business, 3(4), pp.378-391, 2005
  • “Investigating the Competitive Assumption of Multinomial Logit Models of Brand Choice by Nonparametric Modeling,” Computational Statistics, 19(4), pp.635-657, 2004 (with Y. Boztug and L. Hildebrandt)

Other Professional Activities and Awards

Awards

  • Academic Association for Organizational Science Award (Takamiya Award), 1989 (Book: Design of Adaptive Organizations)
  • Keiei Kagaku Bunken Sho (Business Science Literature Award), 1994 (Book: Nurumayu teki keiei no kenkyu [A study of lukewarm management])
  • Kotsu Tosho Sho (Traffic Book Award), 2001 (Book: Tetsudo keiei to shikin chotatsu [Railway management and financing schemes])