December 4, 2012

Researcher Profile   Yonekura, Seiichiro


Yonekura, Seiichiro  Professor

Business history
Born: 1953
E-mail: yonekuraiir.hit-u.ac.jp (to use this email address, please replace the with an @ mark)
Phone: +81-42-580-8420
Fax: +81-42-580-8410

Career

1977                    B.A., Faculty of Social Studies, Hitotsubashi University
1979                    B.A., Faculty of Economics, Hitotsubashi University
1981                    M.A., Graduate School of Social Sciences, Hitotsubashi University
1982                   Senior Research Assistant, Institute of Business Research, Faculty of Commerce and Management, Hitotsubashi University
1984                    Assistant Professor, Institute of Business Research, Hitotsubashi University
1988                    Associate Professor, Institute of Business Research, Hitotsubashi University
1990                    Ph.D., (History) Harvard University
1992-1995           Member of the Core Faculty of the Global Leadership Program at the University of Michigan
1995                    Professor, Institute of Business Research, Faculty of Commerce and Management, Hitotsubashi University
1997-present       Professor, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University
1999-2001           Director, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University
2008-2012           Director, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University
2012-2014         Academic Director, Center for Japanese Studies, 
            Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), University of Pretoria

Recent Research Themes

Currently I am undertaking research from an historical vantage point on a comparative business history from the Industrial Revolution to the present, and on the best ways to pursue innovation under Japan’s non-nuclear, low-carbon society strategy.