INOUE Tatsuhiko

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INOUE Tatsuhiko

INOUE Tatsuhiko

Faculty Fellow (until March 31, 2013)

Professor, School of Commerce, Waseda University

Activities at RIETI


Business Model Design, Cross-Border Transfer of Business Models, Value Creation Systems (Business Systems), and Business Ecosystems

Research Projects


1997 Ph.D., Business Administration, Graduate School of Business Administration, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan
1994 M.B.A., Business Administration, Kobe University, Graduate School of Business Administration, Kobe, Japan
1992 B.S., Business Administration, School of Business Administration, Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan


2008 - Present Professor, School of Commerce, Waseda University
2003 Associate Professor, School of Commerce, Waseda University
2001 Associate Professor, School of Social Science, Hiroshima University
1999 Lecturer, School of Business Administration, Osaka University of Economics
1997 Lecturer, School of Economics, Surugadai University

Selected Publications and Papers


Management Theories at Each Career Stage: Individual and Organizational Aspects (co-written with Yushi Inaba, Ryuta Suzuki, and Masaru Yamashita), Tokyo: Yuhikaku Publishing Co., Ltd., 2010.

The Logic of Profit Engine: Business Model Designing to Capture the Value from Technological Innovation (eds.), Tokyo: Hakuto-Shobo Publishing Company, 2006.

Strategic Infrastructure (co-written with Tadao Kagono and Akinobu Sakashit), Tokyo: Hakuto-Shobo Publishing Company, 2004.

Strategies for Business System Design (co-written with Tadao Kagono), Tokyo: Yuhikaku Publishing Co., Ltd., 2004.

Information Technology and Business System Evolution, Tokyo: Hakuto-Shobo Publishing Company, 1998.

Papers Published in Refereed Journals

"Niches' Behaviors and Hub-Firms' Strategies in Business Ecosystem: Multi-Perspective Analysis for the Japanese Video Game Industry" (co-written with Kesuke Maki and Susumu Nagayama), Organization Science, Vol. 44, No. 4, pp. 67-82, 2011.

"Business Systems for Service Encounter: A Case Study of KUMON Institute of Education," Vol. 426, pp. 175-221, 2010.

"Business Systems, Business Models and Business Ecosystems: A Review of value Creation Systems A Case Study," The Waseda Commercial Review, No. 423, pp. 1-48, 2010.

"Business Model Designing Based on Reverse Thinking: Six Strategic Dimensions," The Waseda Commercial Review, No. 424, pp. 31-53, 2010.

"A New Perspective on the Business System Studies: Rules for Value Creation and Sharing," The Waseda Commercial Review, No. 415, pp. 287-313, 2008.

"P-VAR Framework for Business System Analysis: Beyond the Business Model Perspectives," The Bulletin of the Graduate School of Commerce, No. 62, pp. 1-20, 2006.

"Interdependency of the EDI standard and the forms of inter-corporate transactions: Close relationships under the open network systems that maintain competition and cooperation," Organizational Science, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 74-91, 2003.

"Changes of Characteristics of B to B Transactions in the Information Age," The Japan Society for Management Information, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 43-58, 2002.

"Toward the Strategic Integration of Speed up and Anti-speed up: Information Technology and the Innovation of Product Development System at World Co., Ltd.," Journal of Economics & Business Administration, Vol. 184, No. 1, pp. 35-52, 2001.


2009 Editorial Board: Japan Society for Management Information

2003 - 2005 Vice President: Research Institute of Information Technology and Management, Waseda University

2003 Best Paper Award at the Japan Society for Management Information