Dr. Yasuhiro Yamakawa

Venture Café Tokyo Executive Director

Simplified Japanese version profile
  • Yasuhiro Yamakawa (Yahiro Yamaokawa)
  • Babson University Entrepreneurship Associate Professor
  • He graduated from Keio University Law School. Completed Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Peter Drucker Business School of Claremont, California. I acquired a PhD in International Business from the University of Texas at Dallas (PhD). Current position since 2009.
  • Expertise area is entrepreneurship. At Babson College teach entrepreneurship for undergraduates, MBAs and executives. In addition to engaging in numerous entrepreneurial consultations, he also serves as a venture advisory board. Writing activities range from textbooks on entrepreneurship and numerous academic papers (entrepreneurship and management).
English Profile

Dr. Yamakawa is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College. He received his Bachelor of Laws from Keio University, MBA 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.

He teaches entrepreneurs, corporate executives, educators, and students at various institutions (eg, government programs, universities) both in the US and Japan.

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