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:

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 Hitotsubashi University Business School Department of International Corporate Strategy (ICS).
It offers a full-time MBA program, EMBA program and DBA program. For more details about ICS, please see the website:


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