Yusaku Takeda is a doctoral student in the Management program at Harvard Business School. Before joining HBS, he had worked as a research assistant at Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University, Japan. He conducted research on how to promote organizational knowledge creation, as well as ways in which the organization identifies, combines, and mobilizes existing knowledge.
Yusaku's interests lie in the dynamic interactions among shared beliefs, shared values, and organizational capabilities, as well as the role of leadership in them. Of particular approach is to understand the ways in which beliefs become justified socially. Cost structures of those processes are also of his interest.
Yusaku received a BA with honors from the College of Social Studies at Wesleyan University as a Freeman scholar in 2014. He studied philosophy, government, economics, and modern history with an emphasis on institutional economics.
He holds a second-degree black belt in Judo and is a former Connecticut champion.