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BRG Launches Strategic Collaboration with Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy

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March 8, 2018
BRG press release

Berkeley Research Group is pleased to announce the launch of a strategic collaboration with the Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy (Hitotsubashi ICS) in Japan. BRG has a strong presence in Asia Pacific with offices in Hong Kong, Mumbai, Singapore, Beijing and Tokyo. Hitotsubashi University was founded in 1875 and is home to the prestigious Hitotsubashi ICS global MBA program. Hitotsubashi ICS offers a world-class curriculum that combines best practices in business education from all over the world, with a focus on Japan and Japan's role in global and Asian economies.

BRG and Hitotsubashi ICS are cutting-edge organizations seeking to provide clients and students with the knowledge and tools to thrive in the rapidly changing global business environment. BRG Chairman and Cofounder David Teece said, “This collaboration is a natural coming together of two organizations that place a premium on innovation and staying ahead of the curve by maximizing the knowledge potential of our clients, whether they be current or future industry leaders.”

Hitotsubashi ICS Dean Kazuo Ichijo said, “BRG and Hitotsubashi have been informal partners for years through the decades-long friendship between David Teece and Ikujiro Nonaka, professor emeritus at Hitotsubashi, both recognized leaders in the field of knowledge management. I am proud to help take this relationship to the next level. The synergies that will result from the knowledge sharing between our two organizations will benefit not only Hitotsubashi students and alumni, but the broader efforts of Japanese firms.”

BRG Director Larry Futa, a representative of BRG Japan, said, “This collaboration with Dean Ichijo and Hitotsubashi ICS will further strengthen our ability to provide expert support to our clients and stakeholders in Japan and abroad. I am very excited for the opportunity to work with Dean Ichijo and the world-class programs he and his team are building at Hitotsubashi ICS.”

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