Dr. Yasuhiro Yamakawa

Venture Café Tokyo Executive Director

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  • 山川 恭弘 (やまかわ やすひろ)
  • バブソン大学アントレプレナーシップ准教授
  • 慶応義塾大学法学部卒。カリフォルニア州クレアモントのピーター・ドラッカー経営大学院にて経営学修士課程(MBA)修了。テキサス州立大学ダラス校にて国際経営学博士号(PhD)取得。2009年度より現職。
  • 専門領域はアントレプレナーシップ。バブソン・カレッジでは、学部生、MBA、エクゼキュティブ向けに起業学を教える。数々の起業コンサルに従事するとともに、自らもベンチャーのアドバイザリー・ボードを務める。執筆活動は、アントレプレナーシップに関する教本や多数の学術論文(起業・経営)にわたる。
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Dr. Yamakawa is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College. He comes from a multi-cultural background having lived in eight countries around the world. He received his Bachelor of Laws from Keio University, M.B.A. in Strategic Management from the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management, and Ph.D. in International Management Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Dr. Yamakawa has more than a decade of professional experience in Japan’s utility and telecommunication industries where he launched numerous venture start-ups and engaged in corporate innovation. Currently, he serves on director/advisory boards in four countries.

Dr. Yamakawa teaches in the areas/intersections of Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and International Business. He teaches entrepreneurs, corporate executives, educators, and students at various institutions (e.g., government programs, universities) both in the US and Japan.

Dr. Yamakawa’s research explores the stimulants and constraints behind entrepreneurial learning and growth. His current research interests include learning from failure, dilemmas inherent in corporate venturing activities, failure of industry emergence, and bankruptcy laws and entrepreneurship development around the world. He has presented his research at major academic conferences, and his work has been published in leading Entrepreneurship/Management journals.