Before joining NUCB Business School in 2012, Dr. Yasutomi Kitahara established an IT company after working as a systems engineer and a management consultant for a computer manufacturer both in Japan and in the US. Since then, he has conducted research and consultation in the field of software, primarily focusing on the two domains of group communication and strategic decision-making. Dr. Kitahara has been Dean at the School since April 2016, and received a Ph.D. from Waseda University.
Decision Management, Creative Thinking, Entrepreneurship
Ph.D., Waseda University
Awards & Honours
- (2019) Encouragement Award. Development Engineering
- Yasutomi Kitahara (2019) Effectiveness of non-expert idea creation activities for product development. Development Engineering 39 (1)
- Yasutomi Kitahara (2017) How can business schools teach innovation?. Development Engineering 37 (1)
- (2019) Effectiveness of corroboration by expert and non-expert in idea generation for new product development. Primary Researcher