Background

 
CURRENT ACADEMIC POSITIONS
Associate Professor
Graduate School of Management & Graduate School of Economics
Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan (April 2016~present)  

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS
          Independent Director
          Gourmet Kineya Co. Ltd. (June 2015-Present)  
          Osaka, Japan

EDUCATION      
  • Kyoto Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Science and Technology (jointly with Kyoto University, Graduate School of Economics), Ph.D. in engineering management, March 2004 
  • Kyoto University, Centre for Student Exchange, Intensive Japanese Course, March 2001
  • University of Leeds, Master of Science in Textile Management, November, 2000
  • Ege University, Bachelor of Science in Textile Engineering, June 1999
 
PREVIOUS ACADEMIC POSITIONS
  • Alfred Chandler Visiting Scholar                                                                                                                        Harvard Business School (September-November 2016)
  • Visiting Professor                                                                                                                                     College of Administrative Sciences and Economics, Koc University (April-September 2015)
  • Visiting Scholar
    The Reischauer Institute, Harvard University (October 2012-September 2013)
  • Visiting Professor                                                                                                                                                     Sloan School of Management & Department of Political Science, M.I.T. (October 2012-September 2013)  
  • Associate Professor (Mizuho Securities Chair)
    Graduate School of Management
    and The Hakubi Center for Advanced Research
    Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan (April 2011~2016)
  • Adjunct associate professor (April 2008~March 2012)                                                                                      Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies, Columbia University
  • Center of Excellence (COE) research fellow (April 2006~March 2008),
  • Institute of Technology, Enterprise and Competitiveness, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan 
  • Instructor and senior research associate (April 2006~ March 2008),
  • Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan 
  • Adjunct lecturer (April, 2006~ March 2008),
  • Kyoto Sangyo University, Kyoto, Japan 
  • Visiting scholar                                                                                                                                                Graduate School of Business, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey (July 17-30, 2006, November 6-19, 2006).
  • Postdoctoral research fellow (April 2004- March 2006),
  • Public Policy Division, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.   
     
GRANTS AND AWARDS
  • Received Alfred Chandler Visiting Scholar Award from  Harvard Business School in 2016.
  • Received Kyoto University Most Outstanding Female Scholar Award (Tachibana Award) in 2010
  • Received Best Teacher Award from Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University for 2009-10 academic year
  • Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2009-2011.
  • Nominated for the Best Conference Paper Prize, Strategic Management Society 26th Annual International Conference, Vienna, Austria, October 29-November 1, 2006 (paper presented: ‘Interactive Effects of International Operational Scope, Export Commitment, and Product Diversification in Japan's Electronics Firms’, Asli M.Colpan and Takashi Hikino). 
  • Fellowship award from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, for postdoctoral residence at Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research, April 2004. 
  • Best paper/presentation award at McMaster University DeGroote School of Business, Conference “Japan at a Crossroads”, Ontario, Canada, October 17-19, 2003 (paper presented: “Japan’s Textile Industry: Structural Change and Strategies for Sustainable Growth”)
  • Scholarship for PhD degree from Ministry of Education, Japan (Monbusho), October 2000.