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Organization & Partners


[Advisory Board] Michael E. Porter (Harvard University), Hirotaka Takeuchi (Emeritus Professor of Hitotsubashi University, Harvard University) [Selection Committee] Academics [Organizing Committee] Hitotsubashi Univ. ICS : Emi Osono, Hiroshi Kanno, Ken Kusunoki / Administrative Support : Knowledge Institute [Sponsors] Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Asuka Corporate Advisory

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board sets the objectives and the selection process for the Porter Prize. It is not involved in the selection itself.

Professor Porter's role

Professor Porter is the Honorary Senior Advisor to the Porter Prize. He will attend the award ceremony and personally present the award.
For more details about Professor Porter, Please see the website: http://www.isc.hbs.edu/about-michael-porter/

Selection Committee

The selection committee is made up of academics knowledgeable about competitive strategy. It has sole responsibility for selecting the finalists and winners and functions independently of the Organizing Committee and the Advisory Board.

Organizing Committee

Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy
The organizing body of the Porter Prize is the Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy at Hitotsubashi University, the first "professional" graduate school established in Japan in April 2000.

It offers a full-time MBA program, taught entirely in English, at the Kanda Campus at Hitotsubashi, in Chiyoda-ku, as well three other courses (Financial Strategy, Business Law, and Tax and Public Policy) targeting towards students with work experience. For more details about ICS, please see the website:


PwC Japan
PwC firms help organisations and individuals create the value they're looking for. We're a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 180,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. PwC Japan represents PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata, PricewaterhouseCoopers Kyoto, PricewaterhouseCoopers Co., Ltd., Zeirishi-Hojin PricewaterhouseCoopers and their subsidiaries. Each entity is a member firm of the PricewaterhouseCoopers global network in Japan, or their specified subsidiary, operating as a separate legal entity.
Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley
Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities has provided customers with solutions that offer unrivalled global perspectives together with outstanding quality since its inception in May 2010 as a joint venture between Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the largest financial group in Japan, and Morgan Stanley, the top tier global investment bank.
Our Investment Banking business works with clients to help shape their corporate and financial strategies, increasing their corporate value and in turn, contributing to the growth and increased competitiveness of Corporate Japan. We have been involved in a number of large transactions such as Suntory's acquisition of Beam, and as a result, ranked #1 in the league table for all Japan-related M&A for FY2013 (announced basis, Thomson Reuters).

17th Porter Prize Application period

From 8 May 2017 (Mon)
  to 5 June 2017 (Mon)
Please send the application form to the applicant during the period mentioned above.
See How to Apply