Hirotaka Takeuchi (竹内 弘高 Takeuchi Hirotaka?, born October 16, 1946) is a Harvard Business School professor and former dean of the Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo.
Takeuchi holds an MBA and PhD from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and BA from International Christian University. He co-authored Can Japan Compete? with Michael Porter (Porter, Takeuchi & Sakakibara 2000) and has been described by BusinessWeek as one of the Top 10 “management school professors for inhouse corporate education programs” in the world. He has worked in the industry as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company and in advertising at McCann Erickson in Tokyo and San Francisco. He was a visiting professor at Harvard Business School in 1989 and 1990.
Takeuchi co-wrote several noteworthy articles on management of tacit knowledge with Ikujiro Nonaka including the Nonaka-Takeuchi model of accumulation of tacit knowledge (Nonaka & Takeuchi 1995)) and he also authored ‘Managing Competitiveness’, a call on Japanese firms to rebuild its business environment with a relentless focus on globalization. Later he appeared on the panel, in a BBC debate, entitled "Avoiding the Double Dip" from the World Economic Forum in Davos, in January 2010.
- Nonaka, Ikujiro; Takeuchi, Hirotaka (1995). The knowledge creating company: how Japanese companies create the dynamics of innovation. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 284.
- Porter, Michael E.; Takeuchi, Hirotaka; Sakakibara, Mariko (2000). Can Japan compete?. Macmillan.
- Stars of Asia - Opinion Sharpers, July 2, 2001
- Hitotsubashi on Knowledge Management
- BBC Davos World Economic Forum Debate 2010 Panellists' line up
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