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Takayuki Suzuki is a doctoral student at the Management of Technology at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan. He received a master’s degree in Management of Technology at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan in 2014.
His main field of research is web marketing.
Kiminori Gemba is a Professor at the Business School of Innovation Management at Hosei University. His research interests are innovation theories and strategic management. In 1992, he received a master’s degree
at engineering from the University of Tokyo. He joined the research division of Sanwa Research Institute and his research focused on environmental management and new industry creation. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo in 1999. Subsequently, he became a research associate and an associate professor at the University of Tokyo and a professor at Ritsumeikan University.
Atsushi Aoyama is a Professor at the Management of Technology at Ritsumeikan University. After graduating from Kyoto University with a degree in chemical engineering, he was engaged in research at Mitsubishi Research Institute on a systems approach to connect society’s needs with advanced technology. He received his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1994. In 1995, he became a research fellow at Imperial College, University
of London. From 1999 to 2005, he served as an assistant professor at the Research Institute of Resources and Chemistry, Tokyo Institute of Technology. He has been a professor at Ritsumeikan University’s Graduate School of Technology Management since 2005. He was the former chairman of the Safety Committee of the Chemical Engineering Society. He is the director of the Inamori Business Philosophy Research Center, Ritsumeikan University (since 2015). He also serves as an outside director of Kyocera Corporation (Since 2016).