OKI, Kiyohiro

OKI, Kiyohiro

Name / Position

OKI, Kiyohiro / Associate Professor


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Curriculum Vitae


2012 March University of Tokyo, Ph.D. Economics
2008 March University of Tokyo, Master of Economics
2007 March University of Tokyo, Bachelor of Economics

Past Academic Work Experience

2014-2020 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo
2011-2014 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Commerce, Kansai University

Research Field

International Business, International Human Resource Management, Manufacturing Management

Research Theme

I conduct both qualitative and quantitative research on the management required to improve the performance of foreign subsidiaries. My current research focuses on the impact of support from parent companies, subsidiary autonomy, input localization (e.g., human resource and parts and materials), and internal competition and cooperation within MNCs on subsidiary performance. Moreover, I have been researching human resource management to develop excellent expatriates and plant managers. In addition to international management, I have been conducting research on IoT in the manufacturing field and call center management from the perspective of the relationship between information technology and organizational management.



  • Oki, K. (2020). Does CAGE Framework Predict COVID-19 Infection? An Exploratory Study on National Factors Associated with COVID-19 Infections. Annals of Business Administrative Science, 19 (5), 175.
  • Oki, K. (2020). Factory performance and decision-making authority between headquarters, expatriates, and local employees in Japanese MNCs in Southeast Asia. Asian Business & Management, 19, 86-117.
  • Oki, K. (2016). Subsidiary autonomy and factory performance in Japanese manufacturing subsidiaries in Thailand. Research in Global Strategic Management, 17, 215-243.
  • Oki, K. (2016). The history of a mother factory. Annals of Business Administrative Science, 15, 29-48.
  • Oki, K. (2015). Knowledge-intensive mother factory: How can a mother factory support foreign factories without mass production activity? Annals of Business Administrative Science, 14, 293-308.
  • Oki, K. (2015). Managing internal competition in multinational corporations: The role of home bases. International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, 15 (2), 252-267.
  • Oki, K. (2013) What is the ideal diversification strategy? Reconsideration of diversification strategy research of Rumelt. Annals of Business Administrative Science, 12, 199-212.
  • Oki, K. (2013) Why do Japanese companies exploit many expatriates? Analysis of overseas subsidiaries in Japanese companies. Annals of Business Administrative Science, 12, 139-150.
  • Oki, K. (2012) Immature brand management of electronics retail stores in Vietnam: New explanation of predicament of Japanese companies in emerging markets. Annals of Business Administrative Science, 12, 99-110.
  • Oki, K. (2012) A Japanese factory in Thailand: Seeking acceptance of kaizen activities. Annals of Business Administrative Science, 11, 55-63, 2012.

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