Graduate School of Economics and Management / Faculty of Economics, Tohoku University

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Faculty Member

Tomoatsu Shibata

Curriculum Vitae

March 1983Kyoto University
April 1984Fanuc Ltd.
October 1994Sasakawa Peace foundation
March 1998 MBA Tukuba University
March 2001Ph.D University of Tokyo
April 2004Professor, Graduate school of Management, Kagawa University
April 2011Professor, Graduate Schoool of Economics and Management, Tohoku University

Academic Degree

MBA(Tukuba University) Ph.D(University of Tokyo)

Current Position

Professor of Innovation Management

Fields of Research

Innovation and Product development

Research Topics

Strategic Management

New product development management

Innovation management

New industry Creation and business strategy,public policy


Graduate: (Seminars excl.) Innovation Management

Main Research Results

hDeveloping Knowledge Convergence through a Boundaries Visionh, Knowledge and Process Management, Vol.23,No.4,2016,pp.274-292.

hDemand articulation in the open-innovation paradigmh, Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity(2015)1:2.

hManaging the change of strategy from customisation to product platformh, International Journal of Technology Management Vol.67,Nos.2/3/4,2015,pp.289-305.

"Unveiling the successful process of technological transition," R&D Management Vol.42,No.4,2012,pp.358-376.

"Managing parallel development towards technological transitions," International Journal of Technology Management Vol.60,Nos.3/4,2012,pp.281-301.

"Managing the change of architecture knowledge," International Journal of Innovation Management, Vol.15,No.5,2011,pp.1093-1112.

"Product innovation through module dynamics," Journal of Engineering and Technology management,Vol.26,2009,pp.46-56.

"Managing Technological Transition from old to new technology," Business Strategy Series, Vol.9, No.4,2008, pp.394-pp.400.

"Knowledge Integration through Networked Strategic Communities," Business Strategy Series, Vol.8 No.6,2007, pp.394-pp.400.

"Empirical analysis of evolution of Product Architecture," Research Policy, Vol.34,2005,pp.13-31.

"Building the Concept of Learning by Decomposing: A Case of Numerical Control Architecture," International Journal of Innovation management, Vol.7, No.3, 2003, pp.371-393.