Professor of Management Science
(Kobe University)

Title

Professor of Management Science

Specialized Fields

Managerial Economics

Fields of Interest

Managerial Economics, Management Science & Operations Research

Current Research

  • A supply chain member should set its margin later if another member’s cost is highly uncertain“, European Journal of Operational Research, forthcoming.
  • When and what wholesale and retail prices should be set in multi-channel supply chains?”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol.267, No.2, 2018, pp.540-554.
  • “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.
  • “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)
  • Editorial Advisory Board (2016-): Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review