Professor Masahiro Kotosaka

Entrepreneurship & International Strategy

Masahiro Kotosaka is an Associate Professor at Keio University and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Hitotsubashi ICS. He is an expert in Internationalization strategy and early-stage business development, and advisor to several global start-up/multinational companies.

Before moving to Keio, he was an associate professor at Ritsumeikan University, a teaching and research assistant at the University of Oxford, and a consultant at McKinsey & Company based in Frankfurt and Tokyo. As a practitioner, he worked for projects with sixteen clients in nine countries and spent four years running three businesses before joining McKinsey.

He graduated from the University of Oxford with D.Phil. (Ph.D) in Management Studies and MSc in Management Research with Distinction. His recent publication includes STARTUP (Co-authored, NewsPicks Publishing, 2020), Raksul (Co-authored, HBS, 2019), The Element of Strategic Management (Toyo Keizai, 2018), and The Japanese Business in Evolution (Co-authored, Routledge, 2017).