16 October 2019 Information

The Porter Prize Winners of 2019

The Porter Prize Organizing Committee announced today the winners of the Porter Prize 2019.

?   Elecom Co., Ltd.

Elecom is one of the biggest suppliers of peripherals, I/O devices, and PC and smartphone accessories (such as mouse pads, computer mice, keyboards, and earphones).

?   en-japan inc., Job  Advertisement Department

en-japan operates an online advertisement service through its "en TENSHOKU" job site.

?   UT Group Co., Ltd., Manufacturing Division (UT Aim Co., Ltd.)

UT Aim is the leading supplier of temp-staff workers to factories.


Workman operates a retail franchise business that sells work clothes to construction workers and others.  (In Japanese)


The top executives of the winning companies will be interviewed by Professor Ken Kusunoki of Hitotsubashi ICS (Hitotsubashi University Business School) during the Conference on Competitiveness 2019, to be held on December 5, starting at 13:00. The conference venue is Hitotsubashi Hall (2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo).


At the conference, Professor Michael E. Porter of Harvard Business School, who is the Honorary Senior Advisor to the Porter Prize, will make a speech, entitled, "How CEOs Manage Their Time." This will be followed by a panel discussion with Mr. Hiroshi Aoi, President/Rep. Dir./Rep. Executive Officer of the Marui Group (a winner of the Porter Prize 2016) and Mr. Kohey Takashima, Rep. Dir./CEO of Oisix ra daichi (a winner of the Porter Prize 2008).


The reports explaining the selection rationale and the competitive strategies of this year's winners will be posted on the Porter Prize website on December 5, 2019.