Tomoatsu Shibata

I have been teaching courses and conducting research in Universities, after working for one of the most profitable Japanese companies in a global context. I intend to introduce various management cases of multinational corporations that are driving innovation, and also facilitate discussions on what can be learned from those cases.


Basic Seminar Ⅰ
Basic Seminar Ⅱ
Introduction to International Management
Management of Technology
Studies of Multinational Enterprises
Special Lect. on International Social Sciences:Innovation Management and Globalization
Advanced Seminar Ⅰ
Advanced Seminar Ⅱ
Graduation Thesis

Fields of Specialization

  • Management strategy
  • technology management
  • innovation management
  • product development strategy


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  • 2020
    Professor, Faculty of International Social Sciences, Gakushuin University
  • 2017
    Visiting Professor, Franco-Japanese Management Center, University of Rennes 1
  • 2011
    Professor, Graduate School of Economics and Management, Faculty of Economics, Tohoku University
  • 2004
    Professor, Graduate School of Management, Kagawa University
  • 2001
    Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy), Department of Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo
  • 1998
    MBA, Graduate School of Business Sciences, Tsukuba University
  • 1994
    The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
  • 1983
    Worked for FANUC Corporation after graduating from the Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University

Major Publications

  • Shibata, Tomoatsu. Nihon no monozukuri wo sasaeta FANUC to Intel no senryaku: Kosakukikai sangyo 50-nen no kakushinshi [Strategies of FANUC and Intel That Underpinned the Manufacturing Industry of Japan: 50-Year History of Innovation in the Machine Tool Industry]. Kobunsha Shinsho, 2019.
  • Shibata, Tomoatsu. Inobēshon no housokusei: Seikotaiken no kajōtekiou wo koete [Laws of Innovation: Overcoming Over-Adaptation to Successful Experiences]. Chuokeizai-sha, 2015.
  • SHIBATA, Tomoatsu, BABA, Yasunori, KODAMA, Mitsuru & SUZUKI, Jun, Managing ambidextrous organization for corporate transformation, R&D Management, 44(1), 2018, pp.75-103.(SSCI-registered)
  • SHIBATA, Tomoatsu & Kodama, Mitsuru, Managing the change of strategy from customisation to product platform, International Journal of Technology Management, 67(2/3/4), 2015, 289-305.(SSCI-registered)
  • KODAMA, Mitsuru & SHIBATA, Tomoatsu, Research into ambidextrous R&D in product development - new product development at a precision device maker: a case study, Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 26(3), 2014, 279-306.(SSCI-registered)
  • SHIBATA, Tomoatsu, Unveiling the successful process of technological transition, R&D Management 42(4), 2012, 358-376.(SSCI-registered)
  • SHIBATA, Tomoatsu, Managing parallel development towards technological transitions, International Journal of Technology Management, 60(3/4), 2012, 281-301.(SSCI-registered)
  • SHIBATA, Tomoatsu, Managing the change of architecture knowledge, International Journal of Innovation Management, 15(5), 2011, 1093-1112.(ESCI-registered)
  • SHIBATA, Tomoatsu, Product innovation through module dynamics, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, 26, 2009, 46-56.(SSCI-registered)
  • SHIBATA, Tomoatsu, YANO, Masaharu & KODAMA, Fumio, Empirical analysis of evolution of product architecture, Research Policy, 34(1), 2005, 13-31.(SSCI-registered)