Waseda Business School
(Graduate School of Business and Finance)


HASEGAWA Hirokazu, Professor


Professor Hasegawa is one of the leading professors in Japan of entrepreneurship, growth strategy, creation of sustainable businesses, and family businesses. Before joining WASEDA Business School in 2012, he worked as a venture capitalist (20 years and present), securities analyst and strategy consultant (10 years), and as a visiting professor in the MBA courses of many universities (12 years). He is a co-founding partner of Global Venture Capital, Japan’s Independent and highest performance VC, he analyzed investment strategy and provided management consulting services to portfolio companies for JAFCO, Japan ‘s largest venture capital company. As a securities analyst at Nomura Research Institute from 1984 until 1993 prior to joining JAFCO.

He takes office as the chairperson of many committees which Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications host. In addition, he served the adviser for the Minister of Economy Trade and Industry.

Academic Degrees

Ph.D., International Studies, WASEDA University, 2003-2006
B.B.A., Accounting, Chuo University, 1980-1984

Selected Publications

Note: All of my publications are written in Japanese
Venture Management,Toyokeizai,2018
Japanese Family Business,Tyuoukeizai,2016
Wise Growth Strategies in Leading Family Business(Japanese),Tyuoukeizai,2015
Introduction to Entrepreneurship,Yuhikaku,2013
Venture Management and Creative New Business, Nihon Keizai Shinbun, 2010
Strategy of Legal and Financial in Venture Company, Yuhikaku, 2010
Research of Venture Capitalist, ToyoKeizai, 2007
Handbook of Venture Capital, ChuoKeizai, 2007

Courses in charge

Growth Strategy & Creation of Sustainable Business


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