ITAMI Hiroyuki

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ITAMI Hiroyuki

ITAMI Hiroyuki

Faculty Fellow (until May 31, 2005)

Research Counselor
Professor of Management, Graduate School of Commerce and Management, Hitotsubashi University


Corporate Strategy, Business Economics, Enterprise Systems, Organizational Management


1972 Ph.D., Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Carnegie-Mellon University
1969 M.A., Commerce, Graduate Division, Hitotsubashi University
1967 B.A., Commerce, Department of Commerce, Hitotsubashi University


1996 Professor, Faculty of Commerce, Hitotsubashi University
1994-1996 Dean, Faculty of Commerce, Hitotsubashi University
1985 Professor, Faculty of Commerce, Hitotsubashi University
1982-1983 Visiting Associate Professor, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
1977 Associate Professor, Faculty of Commerce, Hitotsubashi University
1975-1976 Visiting Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
1973 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Commerce, Hitotsubashi University

Selected Publications and Papers

In English
Mobilizing Invisible Assets, Harvard University Press, 1987.

Competitive Edge: The Semiconductor Industry in the US and Japan, Stanford University Press, 1984 (Coauthor).

Adaptive Behavior: Management Control and Information Analysis, Studies in Accounting Research No.15, American Accounting Association, Sarasota, Florida, 1977.

"The "Human-Capital-ism" of the Japanese Firm as an Integrated System," Business Enterprise in Japan, edited by Kenichi Imai and Ryutaro Komiya, MIT Press, 1994.

"The Firm as an Informational 'Ba' (Interactive Field) ," Information and Internationalization of
Firms, edited by Yuji Ijiri and Isao Nakano, Carnegie-Mellon University Press 1992.

"Dynamic Interaction Between Strategy and Technology," (Coauthor), Strategic Management Journal, Special Issue, 1992.

"Interpenetration of Market and Organization," (Coauthor), International Journal of Industrial Organization, December 1984.

"Diversification Strategies and Economic Performance," (Coauthor), Japanese Economic Studies, Fall 1982.

"Analysis of the Optimal Linear Goal-based Incentive System," Hitotsubashi Journal of Commerce and Management, October 1982.

"An Activity Analysis Approach to Unit Costing with Multiple Interactive Products," Management Science, August 1980 (Coauthor).

"A Japanese-American Comparison of Management Productivity," Japanese Economic Studies, Fall 1978.

"On the Relationship Between the Value and the Amount of Information," Hitotsubashi Journal of Commerce and Management, June 1978.

"Analysis of Implied Risk-Taking Behavior under a Goal-based Incentive Scheme," Management Science, October 1976.

"Evaluation Measure and Goal Congruence under Uncertainty," Journal of Accounting Research, Spring 1975.

"Expected Objective Value of a Stochastic Linear Program and the Degree of Uncertainty of Parameters," Management Science, November 1974.

"Quadratic Cost-Volume Relationship and Timing of Demand Information," Accounting Review, October 1973 (Coauthored with Yuji Ijiri).

In Japanese
Strategy and Logic of Invisible Assets, (Coauthor), Nihon Keizai Shinbunsha, 2004.

Not Hollowing-out Yet, (Coauthor), NTT Publications, 2004.

Casebook Logic of Corporate Strategy, (Coauthor), Nihon Keizai Shinbunsha, 2004.

Management and Borders, Hakuto Schobo, 2004.

The Logic of Corporate Strategy 3rd edition, Nihon Keizai Shinbunsha, 2003.

Industrialization of Environmental and Aging Problems, (Coauthor) NTT Publications, 2003.

Introduction to Management 3rd edition, (Coauthor), Nihon Keizai Shinbunsha, 2003.

The Decade Not Lost, (Coauthor), NTT Publications, 2002.

The Art of Creative Paper Writing, Yuhikaku, 2001.

Why Is Japan Lagging Behind in the IT Revolution (Coauthor), NTT Publications, 2001.

Why Has it Become So Weak?: The Japanese Textile Industry (Coauthor), NTT Publications, 2001.

Presidents Should Resign First (Coauthor), Yotsuya Round, 2001.

Japanese Corporate Governance: The Logic and Reform of the Employee-Sovereign Firm, Nihon Keizai Shinbunsha, 2000.

Do Not Misjudge the Future of Our Management: The Road to Digital Peoplism, Nihon Keizai Shinbunsha, 2000.

"Ba" Dynamism and the Firm (Coauthor and editor), Toyo Keizai Shinpo, 2000.

"Ba" Management, NTT Publications, 1999.

Japanese Firms Can Win (Coauthor), Toyo Keizai Shinpo, 1999.

The Essence of Industrial Amalgamation (Coauthor), Yuuhikaku, 1998.

The Three Waves of Japanese Industry, NTT Publications, 1998.

The Managerial Behavior of Japanese Firms (Coauthor and editor, 4 volumes), Yuuhi Kaku, 1998.

Why they Can Still Be No. 1: The Japanese Steel Industry (Coauthor), NTT Publications, 1997.

Why Did the Three Reversals Happen: The Japanese Semiconductor Industries (Coauthor), NTT Publications, 1995.

Why the Sudden Brake After Growth: The Japanese Automobile Industry (Coauthor), NTT Publications, 1994.

Wisdom of Japanese-Style Management (Coauthor), PHP Institute, 1994.

Management File '93, Chikuma Shobou, 1993.

The Japanese Corporate System (Coauthor and editor, 4 volumes), Yuuhi Kaku, 1993.

Has it Developed Enough? : The Japanese Banking Industry (Coauthor), NTT Publications, 1993.

When Will Japan Be Dethroned: The Japanese Shipping Industry (Coauthor), NTT Publications, 1992.

Why Has Japan Been Lagging Behind: The Japanese Chemical Industry (Coauthor), NTT Publications, 1991.

'Glocal' Management: Japanese Firms in the World, NHK Books, 1991.

Management File '90, Chikuma Shobou, 1990.

How Japanese Firms Overcome the High Yen (Coauthored), NTT Publications, 1990.

Letter from Poland: 1989, Chikuma Shobou, 1990.

The Japanese VTR Industry: How They Dominated the World (Coauthor), NTT Publications, 1989.

Introduction to Management (Coauthored), Nihon Keizai Shinbunsha, 1989.

Management File '89, Chikuma Shobou, 1989.

Competition and Innovation: Growth of the Japanese Automobile Industry (Coauthor), Toyo Keizai Shinpo, 1988.

Catch-up Dynamism US-Japanese Semiconductor Industries (Coauthor), NTT Publications, 1987.

Management File '88, Chikuma Shobou, 1987.

The Peoplistic Firm, Chikuma Shobou, 1987.

Theory of Management Control, Iwanami Shoten, 1986.

Economics of the Firm (Coauthor), Iwanami Shoten, 1985.

The Logic of Corporate Strategy, New Edition, Nihon Keizai Shinbunsha, 1984.

Beyond Japanese Management: Japan-US Comparison of Corporate Performance, Toyo Keizai Shinpo, 1982.

Economics of Internal Organization (Coauthor), Toyo Keizai Shinpo, 1982.

The Diversification Strategy of Japanese Firms, (Coauthor), Nihon Keizai Shinbunsha, 1981.

The Logic of Corporate Strategy, Nihon Keizai Shinbunsha, 1980.

Recommendations to Japanese Management Education (Coauthor, edited by S. Takamiya), Sangyo-Noritsu Tandai, 1976.


President, Organizational Science Association
Member, Industrial Structure Council, Ministry of International Trade and Industry
Member, Small and Medium Firms Council, Ministry of International Trade and Industry
Advisory Board for Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., Itochu Corporation, Kirin Brewery Co., Ltd., Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd., Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc. (Compliance Committee), and Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry