ICHIJO Kazuo

ICHIJO Kazuo

ICHIJO Kazuo

Faculty Fellow (until July 31, 2012)

Associate Dean, Professor, Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University
Adjunct Professor, IMD-International Institute for Management Development, Lausanne, Switzerland

Activities at RIETI

Expertise

Organizational Knowledge Creation, Leadership, and Change Management

Research Projects

Education

1995 Ph.D. Business Administration, University of Michigan
1984 M.A. Social Sciences, Hitotsubashi University
1982 B.A. Social Sciences, Hitotsubashi University

Experience

2010 Advisory Board Member, Toshiba Corporation
2009 Outside Board Member, Calbee Foods Co., Ltd.
2009 Adjunct Professor, IMD-International Institute for Management Development, Lausanne, Switzerland
2007 Professor, Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University
2006 Outside Board Member, Bandai Namco Holdings Inc.
2005 Outside Board Member, Shimano Inc.
2004 Professor, Graduate School of Social Sciences, Hitotsubashi University
2003 Professor, IMD-International Institute for Management Development, Lausanne, Switzerland
2001 Outside auditor, ISID (Information Services International-Dentsu), Ltd.,
2001 Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Hitotsubashi University
1992 Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Hitotsubashi University
1988 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Hitotsubashi University
1987 Research Fellow, Japanese Ministry of Education

Selected Publications and Papers

Enabling Knowledge Creation: How to Unlock the Mystery of Tacit Knowledge and Release the Power of Innovation, Oxford University Press, May 2000, (co-authored with Georg von Krogh and Ikujiro Nonaka)

Knowledge Creation and Management: New Challenges for Managers, Oxford University Press, 2007 (co-edited with Ikujiro Nonaka)

Others

Current Research and Activities:

Professor Ichijo's research interests are concentrated on innovation through organizational knowledge creation. His work on organizational knowledge creation is well known throughout the world. His areas of expertise are (a) the development of knowledge-based competence of a firm, (b) the management of innovation, and (c) leadership and corporate transformation.

Professor Ichijo has also been actively providing consulting and leadership development training to a number of global companies. He has been actively working to help leaders of the companies transform their companies and develop future leaders with global mindset. Currently he severs for four companies as an outside board member and an outside auditor.