PEAK Staff Profile

Takashi Shimizu, MA (University of Tokyo), PhD (Cantab)
Professor – Japan in East Asia


Takashi Shimizu Professor Shimizu received his doctoral degree in economics from the University of Tokyo. He also holds a M.A. and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Tokyo. He has been a research affiliate at The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, Yale University and a visiting professor at the College of Social Sciences, Seoul National University. He is currently serving as an editor of Organizational Science, the journal of the Academic Association for Organizational Science, Japan.

Research Interests

Professor Shimizu is a scholar of management, organization theory and law and economics. His current research interests include Japanese corporate systems, comparative corporate systems, interactions between legal systems and corporate behaviors, and economic analysis of international economic law. He has written a book and has published several articles in journals including Benchmarking: An International Journal, International Journal of Service and Operation Management, Organizational Science, Journal of International Business, Japan Business History Journal, Cognitive Science, Annals of Business Administrative Science, Jurist, and Japanese Journal of Behaviormetrics.

Selected Publications

Mergers and Firm Longevity: A New Approach to Firm Behavior. Tokyo: Yuhikaku, 2001 (in Japanese).
“Film Longevity: Ephemeralizaiton of Japanese Companies in 90s and its Impact,” in Kudo, Akira, Takeo Kikkawa and Glenn Hook (eds.), Contemporary Japanese Enterprise, Tokyo: Yuhikaku, 2005 (in Japanese).
“Supply Chain Risk Management and Organisational Decision Making: A Case Study of Japanese Major Automotive Firm” (coauthored with Youngwon Park and Paul Hong), International Journal of Services and Operations Management, 15(3), 293-312, 2013.
“Project Managers for Risk Management: Case for Japan” (coauthored with Youngwon Park and Paul Hong), Benchmarking: An International Journal, 19(4), 532-547, 2012.