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 a variety of beliefs and values people co-create in and outside of organizations. My recent research explores how nationalistic ideology can leave a lasting influence in the organization and affect its strategy formation processes and outcomes.
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 hold a Sandan (third-degree black belt).
I am from Hokkaido, Japan.
Ph.D. Candidate in Business Administration
Office: Morgan 328, Harvard Business School
Tel: (617) 852-6616
Visit: Yusaku’s HBS Website