I am a Ph.D. Candidate at Harvard Business School, where I study organizational theory, strategy, and innovation. I examine how corporate strategies influence and are influenced by social meanings created by people in and outside of organizations. My recent research focuses on social mechanisms that create new meanings that promote large, established organizations’ crossing over to new businesses.

I earned a B.A. in Social Studies from Wesleyan University, where I studied economics, government, modern history, and philosophy. Before joining HBS, I worked as a research assistant to Professor Ikujiro Nonaka at Hitotsubashi University’s Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy in Japan. 

I also teach, practice, and compete in Judo and holds a Sandan (third-degree black belt).

I am from Hokkaido, Japan.


Yusaku Takeda
Ph.D. Candidate in Business Administration
Office: Morgan 328
Tel: (617) 852-6616
E-mail: ytakeda@hbs.edu
Visit: Yusaku’s HBS Website

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