Waseda Business School
(Graduate School of Business and Finance)


SHIMIZU Takumi, Associate Professor


Professor Shimizu joined WBS in 2019. Prior to joining WBS, he worked as an instructor at McGill University and taught courses related to business data analytics and open innovation. He also worked as a project research associate at Keio University and a research intern at Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University. Before his academic career, he also worked for Roland Berger as a consultant.

Professor Shimizu is interested in new forms of collaboration, organization, and innovation enabled by technologies. His current research interests include online communities, digital platforms, social media, artificial intelligence, big data analytics, automation, digital transformation, and their impacts on the future of work and practice. He has received multiple awards such as Excellence in Teaching Award from the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University (2018) and Best Reviewer Awards from Academy of Management OCIS division (2018) and Americas Conference on Information Systems Virtual Communication track (2017).

Academic Degrees

Ph.D. in Management, McGill University, 2019 (expected)

Master in Media and Governance, Keio University, 2012

B.A. in Policy Management, Keio University, 2007

Selected Publications

– Shimizu, T. (2018). Who Becomes a High Performing Leader in Knowledge Sharing Online Communities? Journal of the Japan Society for Management Information, 27(1), pp.51-66.

– Faraj, S. & Shimizu, T. (2018). Online Communities and Knowledge Collaborations. In R. Aldag (Eds.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Business and Management. Oxford University Press.

– Shimizu, T. (2018). Coordinating Collective Framing Process with Heterogeneous Actors in Technology Standard Development. 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM), Chicago, IL. pp.1-37.

– Fukami, Y. & Shimizu, T. (2018). Innovating through standardization: How Google Leverages the Value of Open Digital Platforms. Proceedings of 22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), Yokohama, Japan. pp.1-14.

– Shimizu, T. (2017). Material-Discursive Practices in Technology Standards Development: A Topic-Modeling Approach to Technology Evolution. Proceedings of 23rd Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Boston, August. pp.1-10.

– Shimizu, T. (2017). Knowledge Creating Online Community: A Longitudinal Field Study of a Healthcare Professional Community of Practice. 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM): OCIS Doctoral Consortium, Atlanta, GA.

– Shimizu, T. (2016). Building Discursive Consensus in Online Technology Standards Development. 76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM), Anaheim, CA. pp.1-35.

– Shimizu, T. & Faraj, S. (2016). Can We Predict High Performing Leaders in Online Communities Based on Their Initial Activities? 14th Annual Open and User Innovation Conference (OUI), Boston, MA.

– Shimizu, T. & Iba, T. (2007). Management of Creativity in Web2.0. Journal of Infosocionomics Society, 2(2), pp.144-158. (in Japanese)

Courses in charge

Information Systems and Organizations

Business Data Analysis (in Japanese)


Associate Editor: Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems 2019.

Member: Academy of Management, Association for Information Systems, Academic Association for Organizational Science, Japan Society for Management Information



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