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Professor Yasutomi Kitahara graduated from the School of Science in Applied Mathematics at Tokyo University of Science and also completed the coursework for his doctorate at the School of Asia Pacific Studies, Waseda University. He established an IT company after he worked as a systems engineer and as a management consultant for a computer manufacturer in Japan and the U.S. (1993). Since the establishment of his own business, he has conducted research and has been involved in education and consultation in the field of software by focusing on two domains; group communication and strategic decision-making. The groupware "Web Hello" that he developed won the good design prize in business software. In the field of strategic decision-making, he worked on value evaluation and simulation of business value and the risk for new business plans and development projects. He also developed software to assist in learning venture strategy development methodology (DDP), invented by the Professor Macmillan at Wharton Business School.

He has been a lecturer at Waseda University Business School since 1998, and also worked as a part-time instructor at Tokyo University of Science Graduate School of Innovation Studies. He is also a part-time instructor at Tokyo Institute of Technology Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology. In addition, he has participated in many company training session in the areas business value evaluation, strategic decision making, innovation and originality, and teamwork. He is also conducting research at the Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies at Waseda University on the effects of visual manipulation using a dynamic financing model on the quality of decision-making in business strategy.

東京理科大学理学部応用数学科卒業、早稲田大学アジア太平洋研究科博士後期課程修了。日米のコンピュータメーカにてシステムエンジニア及びマネジメントコンサルタントとして活動後、ITベンチャー“日本インテグラート株式会社”を設立(1993年)。創業以来、グループコミュニケーションおよび戦略意思決定の2つの領域において、理論・ソフトウェアの研究開発、および教育・コンサルティングなどを行う。開発したグループウェア「ウェブハロー」は、ビジネスソフトで初めてのグッドデザイン賞受賞。戦略意思決定の分野では、新規事業や開発プロジェクトに対する事業価値やリスクの価値評価やシミュレーションに取組む。ペンシルバニア大学ウォートン経営大学院マクミラン教授研究室にて、同教授考案のベンチャー戦略策定方法論(DDP)を学習・支援するソフトを開発。

早稲田大学ビジネススクール・イブニングコース講師(1998年~)、および早稲田大学商学研究科(2009年~)、東京理科大学イノベーション研究科(2011年)、東京工業大学大学院生命理工学研究科(2009年~)にて、非常勤講師を務める。また、事業価値評価、戦略意思決定、イノベーションと創造性、チームワークなどの分野で、多くの企業研修の実績を有する。その傍ら、早稲田大学アジア太平洋研究科にて、動的な財務モデルを用いた視覚的な操作が、事業計画における意思決定の品質に与える作用を研究。

Specialized Field

entrepreneurship

Academic Background

Ph.D. (Waseda University)

Research Papers

  • "How can business schools teach innovation?", Development Engineering, Vol.37 No.1, 201711
  • "Non-expert idea generation - expert execution and C-K theory", Japan creativity society the 39th annual Conferences proceeding, 201709
  • "The origin of JAROS and its further direction.", Communications of the Japan Association of Real Options and Strategy, 201703
  • "Innovation and design process", Realoption and strategy, Vol.7 No.2, 201507
  • "Knowledge inhibits innovation - Integreation of different networks may solve", Chubu-Keizai Shinbun Column, 201308
  • "A Design and Empirical Test of a Decision Support System with Dynamic and Interactive Representation of Financial Models", Real options and Strategy, 201004
  • "Visual and interactive user interface for spreadsheet-based decision support systems(ICEME2011)", Proceedings of The 2nd International Conference on Engineering and Meta-Engineering(ICEME 2011) pp.12-17 , 201103
  • Evaluation of the research and development theme, technical information institute inc., technical information institute inc., 201011
  • "A text "Economic value assessment of development projects commercialization exercise" for Advanced Bio-leader educational materials", Japan Bioindustry Association, 201003