Graduate School of Business Administration, KOBE UNIVERSITY

Kenji Matsui

Professor of Management Science
(Kobe University)

Title

Professor of Managerial Economics

Specialized Fields

Managerial Economics

Fields of Interest

Managerial Economics, Management Science & Operations Research

Current Research

  • "When and which wholesale and retail prices should be set in multichannels?", Summer AMA Conference Proceedings, Vol.28, 2017, pp. I21-I22.
  • "When should a manufacturer set its direct price and wholesale price in dual-channel supply chains?", European Journal of Operational Research, Vol.258, No.2, 2017, pp. 501-511.
  • "Disclosure Policy in a Mixed Market", European Accounting Review, Vol.25, No.1, 2016, pp.81-107.
  • "Optimal Timing of Transfer Pricing in Multiple Integrated Marketing Channels", AMA Winter Marketing Academic Conference Proceedings, Vol.27, 2016, pp. B34-B35.
  • "Asymmetric Product Distribution between Symmetric Manufacturers Using Dual-channel Supply Chains", European Journal of Operational Research, Vol.248, No.2, 2016, pp. 646-657.
  • "Asymmetric Product Distribution between Symmetric Manufacturers using Dual Marketing Channels", AMA Winter Marketing Educators' Conference Proceedings, Vol.26, 2015, pp. B2-B3. (Best Paper Award in "Channels of Distribution and Interorganizational Relationships/Business-to-Business" Track)
  • "Gray-market Trade with Product Information Service in Global Supply Chains", International Journal of Production Economics, Vol.147, Part.B, 2014, pp. 351-361.
  • "Optimal Timing for Posting a Direct Price under Channel Conflict", AMA Summer Marketing Educators' Conference Proceedings, Vol.24, 2013, pp. 351-352.
  • "Direct Marketing, Channel Conflict, and Entry Deterrence", AMA Summer Marketing Educators' Conference Proceedings, Vol.24, 2013, pp. 349-350.
  • "Entry Deterrence through Credible Commitment to Transfer Pricing at Direct Cost", Management Accounting Research, Vol.24, No.3, 2013, pp. 261-275.
  • "Strategic Upfront Marketing Channel Integration as an Entry Barrier", European Journal of Operational Research, Vol.220, No.3, 2012, pp. 865-875.
  • "Auditing Internal Transfer Prices in Multinationals under Monopolistic Competition", International Tax and Public Finance, Vol.19, No.6, 2012, pp. 800-818
  • "Cost-based Transfer Pricing under R&D Risk Aversion in an Integrated Supply Chain", International Journal of Production Economics, Vol.139, No.1, 2012, pp. 69-79.
  • "Strategic Upfront Marketing Channel Integration as an Entry Barrier", AMA Winter Marketing Educators' Conference Proceedings, Vol.23, 2012, pp.383-384.
  • "Concentration of Marketing Channels and Brand-level Retailer Margins: Evidence from Japan", Applied Economics, Vol.44, No.12, 2012, pp. 1591-1601.
  • "Strategic Transfer Pricing and Social Welfare under Product Differentiation", European Accounting Review, Vol.20, No.3, 2011, pp. 521-550.
  • "Accounting Year-end Dispersion and Seasonality in the Japanese Corporate Bond Market", Applied Economics, Vol.43, No.26, 2011, pp. 3733-3744.
  • "Resale Price Maintenance for Supply Chains Distributing Products with Demand Uncertainty", International Journal of Production Economics, Vol.134, No.2, 2011, pp. 375-387.
  • "Intrafirm trade, Arm's-length Transfer Pricing Rule, and Coordination Failure", European Journal of Operational Research, Vol.212, No.3, 2011, pp. 570-582.
  • "Dynamic Adjustment Process of Retail Store Density in Cointegrated Panels: Evidence from Japan", Applied Economics, Vol.43, No.2, 2011, pp. 197-205.
  • "Effects of Wholesaler Concentration on Retailers by Format: Evidence from Japanese Brand-level Price Data", Applied Economics, Vol.42, No.18, 2010, pp.2379-2391.
  • "Returns Policy, New Model Introduction, and Consumer Welfare", International Journal of Production Economics, Vol.124, No.2, 2010, pp.299-309 (the lead article of this issue).
  • "Concentration of Marketing Channels and Brand-level Retailer Margins", AMA Winter Marketing Educators' Conference Proceedings, Vol.21, 2010, pp.328-329.
  • "Application of the Auction Theory to the Overpricing Phenomenon in a Corporate Bond Underwriting Market", Applied Financial Economics Letters, Vol.4, No.6, 2008, pp.457-460.
  • "Revenue Management of Small Securities Houses: Evidence from Japanese Panel Data", International Journal of Revenue Management, Vol.2, No.4, 2008, pp.361-375,(co-authored with Junsuke Matsuo).
  • "Measuring Retailer Bargaining Power over Wholesalers: An Inter-brand Analysis", AMA Summer Marketing Educators' Conference Proceedings, Vol.19, 2008, pp.439-440.
  • "Overpricing of New Issues in the Japanese Straight Bond Market", Applied Financial Economics Letters, Vol.2, No.5, 2006, pp.323-327.
  • "Effects of Consumers' Shopping Ability on Location Strategy for Retailers Classified by Business Category", AMA Summer Marketing Educators' Conference Proceedings, Vol.17, 2006, pp.183-190.
  • "Marketing Channels and Retail Store Density in East Asia", Asian Economic Journal, Vol.19, No.4, 2005, pp.407-422, (co-authored with Shuanghong Lu, Tatsuhiko Nariu, Tadashi Yukimoto)
  • "Retail Store Density in Japan", The Japanese Economy, Vol. 32, No.3, 2004, pp.49-75, (co-authored with Tadashi Yukimoto)
  • "Mismeasurement of the CPI", Magnus Blomstrom, Jennifer Corbett, Fumio Hayashi and Anil Kashyap (Eds.), "Structural Impediments to Growth in Japan",The University of Chicago Press, 2003, pp.89-128, (The same paper in NBER Working Paper #9436)(co-authored with Kenn Ariga)


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