Graduate School of Business Administration, KOBE UNIVERSITY

Kazuhiro Mishina Business Economics
(Harvard University)


Professor of Strategy

Specialized Fields

General Management (Corporate Strategy, Business Strategy, Operations Management)

Fields of Interest

Top Executives, Strategy, and Performance

Current Research

  • Recent publications, all in Japanese, are concerned with the performance of Japanese firms and its relationship with the tenure of the chief executives
  • "The Collaborative Mindset in Action" in, 2002
  • "Learning by New Experience: Revisiting the Flying Fortress Learning Curve" in "Learning by Doing: in Markets, Firms, and Countries." University of Chicago Press, 1999(co-authored with Naomi R. Lamoreaux, Daniel M. G. Raff, Peter Temin )
  • "Beyond Flexibility: Toyota's Robust Process-Flow Architecture" in "Coping with Variety: Flexible Productive Systems for Product Variety in the Auto Industry." Ashgate, Hampshire: England, 1999(co-authored with Yannick Lung, LeanJacques Chanaron, Takahiro Fujimoto, Daniel Raff )
  • "Making Toyota in America: Evidence from the Kentucky Transplant, 1986-1994" in "Between Imitation and Innovation: the Transfer and Hybridization of Productive Models in the International Automobile Industry." Oxford University Press, 1998(co-authored with Robert Boyer, Elsie Charron, Ulrich Jurgens , Steven Tolliday )
  • "A Misguided Trajectory?: Automatically Guided Vehicles in Auto Assembly" in "Transforming Automobile Assembly: Experience in Automation and Work Organization." Springer, Berlin, 1997(co-authored with Koichi Shimokawa, Ulrich Jurgens, Takahiro Fujimoto )