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Takahiro Endo

Gustavson researcher Takahiro Endo

Associate Professor; CAPI Jarislowsky Chair

Office: BEC 434 250-472-5207
Area of expertise:
Organizational analysis, field theory, professions, Japan


Dr. Takahiro Endo joined the University of Victoria as associate professor at Peter B. Gustavson Business School and Jarislowsky CAPI chair in East Asia (Japan) in September, 2021. Previously, he was an associate professor at Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo and Kobe University after completing a 2-year postdoctoral research position at Cardiff University. He obtained PhD from Cardiff University, Wales, UK and an MA and BA from Hitotsubashi University. He has been a research fellow at Kobe University, RIEB (Research Institute for Economics and Business Administration) and a governing board member at King’s College London’s FinWork Future Research Centre.  

His scholarly interests lie in the translation of sustainability ideas and practice in business and management, legal structure and business organizations, commensuration processes and their impacts, and innovation and invention of tradition. As the principal investigator, he has conducted two JSPS (Japanese Society for Promoting Science) funded research projects examining corporate lobbying and its impacts in traditional and new economic sectors. Moreover, he has joined several inter-disciplinary and internationally funded projects examining the translation of renewable energy, commensuration in higher education and gender issues in professional service firms.

Selected publications

Journal publications

Sydow, J., Schreyoegg, G., & Endo, T. (2022). Industry Dynamics and Path Dependencies: Wind Energy in Europe and Asia. The Oxford Handbook of Industry Dynamics, edited by Kipping, M., Kurosawa, T., & Westney, E. (2021). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Endo, T., Fujiwara, M., & Tsuboyama, Y. (2021). Travelling Management Ideas: Agility in Japan. In The Agile Imperative, T. (pp. 175-201). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

Wood, G., Finnegan, J. J., Allen, M. L., Allen, M., Cumming, D., Johan, S., Nicklich, M., Endo, T., Lim, S., & Tanaka, S. (2020). The comparative institutional analysis of energy transitions. Socio-Economic Review. 18 (1), 257-294.

Delbridge, R., Endo, T., & Morris, J. (2019). Entrepreneurs or Employees? The Emergence of “Disciplining Entrepreneurialism” in Subsidiary Organizations at Cyberagent. Managing Inter-organizational Collaborations: Process Views (Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol. 64), Emerald Publishing Limited, 163-183.

Morris, J., Hassard, J., Delbridge, R., & Endo, T. (2019). Understanding managerial work in the modern Japanese firm: The influence of new organizational forms and changing human resource management practices. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 0143831X19875785.

Morris, J., Delbridge, R., & Endo, T. (2018). The Layering of Meso‐Level Institutional Effects on Employment Systems in Japan. British Journal of Industrial Relations56(3), 603-630.

Matsubara, S., & Endo, T. (2018) The role of local accounting standard setters in institutional complexity: “Explosion” of local standards in Japan. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Vol. 31 Issue: 1, pp.96-111,

Spence, C., Zhu, J., Endo, T., & Matsubara, S. (2017). Money, honour and duty: Global professional service firms in comparative perspective. Accounting, Organizations and Society62, 82-97. DOI: org/10.1016/j.aos.2017.09.001

Endo, T. (2017) Legal structure, business organisations and lobbying: The Japanese publishing sector, 1990–2001,Business History, 60:4, 492-511, DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1330331

Matsubara, S., & Endo, T. (2017). The Change and Continuity of Accounting Professionals in T. Nakano (ed.) Japanese Management in Evolution: New Directions, Breaks, and Emerging Practices, 278-292.

Endo, T., Tsuboyama, Y., & Hara, Y. (2016). Beyond Taxation: Discourse around Energy Policy in Japan. Energy Policy, 98, 412-419.

Hara, Y., Endo, T., & Kobayashi, H. (2015). The Hidden Abode of Network Orchestration: The Case of De-legitimated Diesel Cars in Japan. Industrial Marketing Management49, 15-21.

Endo, T., Delbridge, R., & Morris, J. (2015). Does Japan still Matter? Past Tendencies and Future Opportunities in the Study of Japanese Firms. International Journal of Management Reviews, 17(1), 101-123.

Aoki, K., Delbridge, R., & Endo, T. (2014). Japanese Human Resource Management’ in Post-bubble Japan. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 25(18), 2551-2572.

Aoki, K., Delbridge, R., & Endo, T. (2011). Continuity and Change in Japan’s Automotive Industry..Ivey Business Journal, January–February, 1-11.