Department of Policy and Planning Sciences, Graduate School of University of Tsukuba

KURATA Hisashi

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Position Associate Professor
Room 3F1227(ext.5025)
Laboratory 3F1225, 3F1238(ext.5375)
Principal affiliation Division of Policy and Planning Sciences
Other affiliations College of Policy and Planning Sciences
Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering: Policy and Planning Sciences
Research interests Supply Chain Management, Operations Management
After-sales service management
Distribution channel, inventory and retailing
(My research interests do not include MIS, ERP, and e-business)
Degree Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Education / Professional experience Education:
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
M.S. Pennsylvania State University
B.A. University of Tokyo.

Professional Experience:
Yokohama National University, Part-time lecturer.
Akita International University, Part-time lecturer.
International University of Japan, Lecturer.
Courses taught Supply chain management (Graduate),
Management information system (Undergrad)
Introduction to Industrial Engineering (Undergrad)
Academic societies INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences)
POMS (Production and Operations Management Society)
DSI (Decision Sciences Institute)
JIMA (Japan Industrial Management Association)
JASMIN (The Japan Society for Management Information)
JACS (Japan Association for Consumer Studies)

Representative publications Kurata, H., Is the information of customer types and preferences to personal selling worth the investment in innovative technology? A modeling approach” Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services (forthcoming), 2019.

Kurata, H., Ovezmyradov, B. & Meuthia, Y., Determining the Optimal Level of Post-Purchase Consumer Customization Associated with a Product’s Sales Strategy,” Journal of Japan Industrial Management Association, (forthcoming), 2019.

Ovezmyradov, B. & Kurata, H., Effects of customer response to fashion product stockout on holding costs, order sizes, and profitability in omnichannel retailing, International Transactions in Operational Research, Vol. 26, 200-222, 2019.

Kurata, H. & Ovezmyradov, B., The Sales Strategy for a Base Product, Optional Items, and After-sales Services when Customers Prefer Over-Specification Products, Journal of Japan Industrial Management Association, Vol.67 (4E), 327-337, 2017.

Kurata, H., How does inventory pooling work when product availability influences customers’ purchasing decisions? International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 52(22), 6739-6759, 2014.

Kurata, H. & Nam, S. After-sales Service Competition in a Supply Chain: Does Uncertainty Affect the Conflict between Profit Maximization and Customer Satisfaction? , International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 144, Issue 1, 268-280, 2013.

Kurata, H., & Nam, S. After-sales Service Competition in a Supply Chain: Optimization of Customer Satisfaction Level or Profit or Both? International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 127 Issue 1, 136-146, 2010.

Kurata, H., & Bonifield, C.M. How Customization of Pricing and Item Availability Information Can Improve E-commerce Performance. Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management, Vol.5, Issue 4, 305-314, 2007.

Kurata, H., Yao, D., & Liu, J.J. Pricing Policies under Direct vs. Indirect Channel Competition and National vs. Store Brand Competition. European Journal of Operational Research, Vol.180, Issue 1, 262-281, 2007.

Kurata, H., & Liu, J.J. Optimal Promotion Planning--Depth and Frequency--for a Two-Stage Supply Chain under Markov Switching Demand. European Journal of Operational Research, Vol.177, Issue 2, 1036-1043, 2007.
Prize University of Tsukuba, Education award(Kyoiku Koken Sho), April 2016
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Graduate School Dissertation Fellowship 2004-2005.
Other activities January 2018, Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing: IJPE, Elsevier.
Sep. 2017-, Editorial board member of "Transportion Research Part-E."
April 2017-, JIMA Service Research Division, Sub-leader.
April 2017-, JIMA journal editorial board member.
March 2017, Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing: EJOR, Elsevier.
January 2017, Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing: TRE, Elsevier.
April 2015-, March 2017, JIMA Service Research Division, Research project leader.
April 2011- , "Service Kaizen Seminar Course"at Univ. of Tsukuba, Lecturer & Coordinator
April 2009 - , Editorial board member of "International Journal of Revenue Management."
October 2008 - November 2010, Lecturer at the Public Administration Training Program for Middle-Class Officers at Niigata Prefecture, Japan.



Research projects Research on marketing-operations interfaces in a supply chain system using modeling approaches.
Retailing and distribution channel. Apparel supply chain. After-sales service management.
(Note that my research interests do not include empirical studies, case studies, and area studies)


Guidelines for advisees English is the active language of Kurata lab. Note that case studies, area studies (e.g., business in China) and Japanese sub culture (e.g., Anime, Manga) are not my research interests. Hence, I will not accept any application mentioning these areas.
If you are interested in my supervision at the graduate program, please send me your CV, research plan, reference, and copies of academic papers (if you have). In principle, it is required for international students to have (a) the MEXT scholarship or equivalent government supports, or (b) an academic degree in IE/MS/OM areas to apply.

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