Masahiro Kotosaka

Masahiro Kotosaka

Associate Professor
Faculty of Policy Management
Graduate School of Media and Governance
DegreesD.Phil in Management Studies
Other Positions Currently HeldNon-executive Director, Appirits Inc. Audit & Supervisory Board Member (External), UZABASE, Inc. Associate Fellow, Fondation France-Japon de l'EHESS
Short BiographyMasahiro Kotosaka is an Associate Professor at Keio University and an Associate Fellow of EHESS. He is an expert in Internationalization strategy and early stage business development, and advisor to several global start-up companies. Before moving to Keio, he was an associate professor of multinational management at Ritsumeikan University, a teaching & research associate at University of Oxford, and a consultant at McKinsey & Company based in Frankfurt and Tokyo. As a practitioner, he worked for strategy/marketing projects with sixteen client organizations across nine industries and nine countries, and spent four years running three profitable IT/Retail businesses before joining McKinsey. He graduated from University of Oxford with D.Phil. (Ph.D) in in Management Studies and MSc in Management Research with Distinction.
Areas of ExpertiseInternational Business, Internationalization Strategy, International Entrepreneurship
Courses TaughtSTRATEGIC MANAGEMENT,INTERNATIONAL ENTERPRISES,STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT,MULTINATIONAL MANAGEMENT,POLICY MANAGEMENT STUDIES,SEMINAR,SEMINAR(Management studies as a field of social science),SEMINAR(Management Studies: searching for the future best practice through research and practice),GRADUATE SCHOOL PROJECT (Platform and Business)
Affiliations・Academy of Management
・Academy of International Business
・Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics
・Strategic Management Society
Selected Publications(Books)
・Kotosaka, M. 2014. The Discipline of Crossing Borders: A Genealogy of Global Management Fundamentals (in Japanese). Tokyo: Diamond, Inc.

(Book chapters/Translations)
・M. Hisahara, H. Yokoyama, et al. 2014. Strategic Management: Competitiveness and Globalisation (Japanese edition), Tokyo: Cengage Learning. (Translation, p.p. 338-387)
・Sako, M. and Kotosaka, M., 2012. M. Institutional Change and Organizational Diversity in Japan. In C. Lane and G.W. Routledge (eds.) Capitalist Diversity and Diversity within Capitalism. London: Routledge.
・Sako, M. and Kotosaka, M., 2012. M. Continuity and Change in the Japanese Economy: Evidence of Institutional Interactions in Financial and Labor Markets. In A. Walter and X. Zhang (eds.) East Asian Capitalism: Diversity, Continuity, and Change. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
・Yokohama, S., Hagihira, K., Kanehira, N., Okuma, T. and Kotosaka, M. (eds.) (2005) The McKinsey Anthology: IT no Honshitsu, Tokyo: Diamond, Inc.

(Articles)
・Kotosaka, M. 2016. The impact of IoT technologies on the Boundaries of the Firm (in Japanese). DIAMOND Harvard Business Review, Special Issue/ Jan 2016 106-110.
・Kotosaka, M. 2015. Accelerating the Speed of Growth by Utilising External Resources: Globalising without organisational expansion (in Japanese). JFC Research Monthly Report, 655/ 86, 38-43.
・M. 2014. How should traditional financial institutions support Born Global? (in Japanese). The Financial Journal, 55/12 106-107.
・Kotosaka, M. 2014. How creativity and productivity can mutually coexist in a company (in Japanese). DIAMOND Harvard Business Review. 39/11, 38-51.
・Yoshimoto, T. and Kotosaka, M., 2011. Shinkoukoku-shijo deno hanbai-service mou kouchiku: Toruko no eakon jijyo wo daizaini. Akamon Management Review, 10, 329-340.

(Other publications)
・Hagiu, A. and Kotosaka, M., 2012. “GREE, Inc.,” Harvard Business School Case 713-447, Boston, MA: Harvard Business Publishing. (Case study material)
Message to Students I am actively recruiting candidates for my BA, MSc, and PhD research seminar. My focus is on the topics related to the following keywords: internationalization process, Born Global, International New Ventures, Global Value Chain, Value Chain Strategy, Comparative Institutional Analysis, and non-market strategy.
 I am keen to have those who can work with me to try publishing the result in international journals during the course of their degree program. As I am also a junior researcher, I expect to have co-working environment with intensive support and mentoring.
 You can expect a hands-on coaching and co-working environment; however, this means you would have to spend substantial time reading basic materials in English. I don't expect you to be able to speak Japanese, but expect you to be able to conduct a research in English (and also in your native language if English is not your native language). If you are interested in, please send me a line (in English please).
Project Web Pageiber.sfc.keio.ac.jp
Contact Information5322 Endo Fujisawa, Kanagawa 252-0882 Japan
Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus
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