Member of Academic Association Organizational Service (tokyo, japan 1989—2009), Japan Society Marketing & Distribution 1989—2009.
- Research associate School Business Administration, Kobe University, Kobe, 1989—1991, assistant professor, 1992—1993, associate professor, 1994—2002, professor, since 2003. Part-time auditor Kansai Super Ltd., Itami, since 2006.
- Author: (book) Competitive Co-Creation, Profit-makers: Against dis-intermediation in the Japanese distribution systems, Demand Chain Management (Telecom Social Science award, 2001), Explaining the Locus of Innovation (Encouragement award, 2001, Takamiya award, 2001). Contributor articles to profl journals.