Associate Professor Naoe Imura

Area and Subject Taught Product Development
Research Theme(s) Design Management, Risk Management
Academic Degrees Doctor of Economics, Kyoto University
Keywords for Research Field Strategic Management,Organizational Theory.
Office Phone Number Not Public

Research Overview

I am researching in the three major topics:

  1. Strategic alliance and inter-organizational learning It aims to study how automobile companies developed their strategic alliance management capabilities. This is a joint research project with the US researchers and Japan and the US practitioners from automobile industry.
  2. International comparison of the risk perceptions and risk attitude It aims to research cultural and institutional differences between manager's attitudes towards business risks. This research is also a joint research project with Taiwanese, Spanish and the US researchers.
  3. Competitive advantage in the Scandinavian design industry This research is mainly consisted of case studies of Danish furniture industry. It aims to study the growth of global competitiveness of Danish furniture industry as a design icon of Denmark.

Notable Publications and Works

  1. “Organizational Factors for Product Quality Risk Management :comparative Studies of Panasonic and Sanyo”,IFSAM2010
  2. “The Nation-state Influence on the Managerial Practice: Japan and Taiwan”,AJBS 2009
  3. “Corporate Recovery in Asia: The Characteristics of Japanese and Taiwan”,AJBS 2008