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Professor Takuji Hara

Professor of Technology Management

harat@kobe-u.ac.jp

+81-78-803-6948

The Graduate School of Business Administration
Kobe University
2-1 Rokkodai
Nada
Kobe
Japan

www.b.kobe-u.ac.jp/en/staff/hara.html

Takuji Hara is Professor of Industrial Management at the Graduate School of Business Administration, Kobe University, Japan. He also teaches Technology Management in the MBA course there.

He obtained a PhD at the University of Edinburgh in 2001. His doctoral thesis was published by Edward Elgar Publishing under the title ‘Innovation in the Pharmaceutical Industry: The Process of Drug Discovery and Development’.

He previously conducted various studies on innovation and safety, including innovations in the paint industry in Japan, innovations in the pharmaceutical industry in the UK and Japan, industrial innovation in Japan, technology transfer in the biotechnology area, pharmaceutical innovation in the bioinformatics era, the social shaping of bio-clusters, safety management in the Japanese railway services, safety management in the air traffic control in Japan, the social shaping of nuclear power plant safety in Japan, and the management for the safety of products.

Current Research

- Management for the Safety of Products
- Safety of Autonomous Cars
- Research on Sociology of Big Science
- The MAIS (Material entities, Actors and Institutions/Systems) Approach

Publications

Books

Hara, T, Kambayashi, N and Matsushima, N (2008) ‘Industrial Innovation in Japan’, Routledge, Abingdon, UK.

Hara, T (2003) ‘Innovation in the Pharmaceutical Industry: The Process of Drug Discovery and Development’, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK.

Book Chapters (in English)

Hara, T (2013) ‘Social Shaping of Nuclear Safety: Before and after the Disaster’, in Hindmarsh, R (ed.) Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima Daiichi: Social, Political and Environmental Issues, Routledge, Abingdon, UK, pp. 22-40.

Journal Articles (in English)

Hara, T (2005) ‘Technology Transfer in Pharmaceuticals: the Case of an Antibiotic in Japan’, Asia Pacific Tech Monitor, Vol.22, No.6, 27-32.
Hara, T (2005) ‘Innovation Management of Japanese Pharmaceutical Companies: the Case of an Antibiotic Developed by Takeda&rsquo’, International Journal of Technology Management, Vol 30, Issue 3-4, 351-364.
Hara, T (2005) ‘Book review - Pharmaceutical innovation: too important for the private sector? - Merrill Goozner, The $800 Million Pill: The Truth behind the Cost of New Drugs’, Metascience, Vol. 14, No. 1, 89-93
Hara, T (2000) ‘The Social Shaping of a Medicinal Drug’, The Annals of the Graduate School of Business Administration, Kobe University, No.44, 1-24.
Hara, T (1997) ‘Industrial Technological Trajectories and Corporate Technology Traditions: The Development of Antibacterial Drugs in Japan’, The Annals of the School of Business Administration, Kobe University, No. 41, 1-18.
Hara, T (1996) ‘Technical Innovation in the Japanese Paint Industry’, The Annals of the School of Business Administration, Kobe University, No.40, 1-17.