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Masaki Fujiwara

Masaki Fujiwara


  • Master of Arts, Graduate School of Creative Cities, Osaka City University, Doctor of Philosophy, Graduate School of Business and Information Science, Setsunan University
  • Visiting Professor, Miyagi University, Former Professor, Faculty of Business Concept, Former Director, Department of Business Planning, Faculty of Business Concept, Miyagi University, Former Vice Dean, Graduate School of Business Concept, (Australia) Former Lecturer, Graduate School of Business, Bond University (BBT MBA)
  • Registered Management Consultant, IT Coordinator Kyoto Director, Former Keishin System Research Co., Ltd. Sales Planning Department Manager, Former Keishin System Research Co., Ltd. Chief Consultant


My specialty is management information. To put it simply, ERP (enterprise resource planning) is a field to study business concepts utilizing IT (information technology) and business innovation utilizing IT.

Here at KCGI, I am teaching ERP (enterprise resource planning), which is an indispensable information base for corporate management. By studying the role and function of ERP in corporate management, you will learn how to become leaders of corporate transformation. You can also aim to become an SE (system engineer) and an IT consultant who is familiar with information technology and corporate management. I hope that you, the students, will be able to acquire the systematic theory of ERP and the practical skills required for consultants in two years, and you will be able to play active parts in society as leading IT and management experts.

I became a teacher at a college with the 20 plus years of practical experience as a system engineer (system engineer) and also an IT consultant in an IT company. Building a theory based on practical experience is my strength.

I believe that you may have felt that your studies and experiences at universities, society, and companies were insufficient and decided to go on to graduate school. In graduate school, students are required to study theory systematically. The experience and know-how gained in the company and society have immediate effects, but they become obsolete and useless when the environment changes. Basic knowledge, analytical framework, and theoretical thinking acquired during the two years of graduate school are essential for fundamental understanding of things, as we live through the changes of the times.

The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics will support your leap forward.

Responsible Subject

  • Enterprise System
  • Business Integration and e-Business
  • Sales Logistics System Development I/II

Field of Specialization

  • Management Information System
  • e-Business
  • IT Investment Management
  • IT Management of Small and Medium Enterprises

Business Performance


  • "Internet business strategy of the service industry" (May 1998 Management Information Publishing)
  • "Wisdom of utilizing customer information" (April 2000, Doyukan)
  • "Strategies for utilizing the Internet by SMEs" (August 2000 Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun)
  • "A book that triples the number of regular customers" edited and written (September 2001 Subarusha)
  • "IT Investment in the Future - Books to Read Before Becoming CIO" (June 2011 Kansai Information and Industry Promotion Center)
  • "Chapter 22: Designing a Creative Society: Challenges for Recovery among SMEs in the Disaster-stricken Area" (October 2012, Owl Publishing)
  • "Transform IT Investment Management Chapter 8: IT Investment Management for Small and Medium Enterprises" (March 2013 Hakuto Shobo)
  • "Creation of e-business models to support reconstruction in Tohoku" (Masaki Fujiwara, Masahiro Arima, Miyuki KORIKI) (March 2017 eBooks)

White papers

  • "Management Information Systems, Grade 3 Business and Career Certification Test Standard Text" (October 2007 Japan Vocational Ability Development Association)
  • "Management Information Systems, Level 2 Business and Career Examination Standard Text" (November 2007 Japan Vocational Ability Development Association)
  • "Part 2, Chapter 4, Section 11 of the White Paper on the Information Service Industry 2014: Trends among SMEs" (January 2014 Nikkei BP Inc.)
  • "Part 2, Chapter 4, Section 8 of the White Paper on the Information Service Industry 2015: Trends among SMEs" (January 2015 Nikkei BP Inc.)
  • "Information Services Industry White Paper 2016, Part 2, Web Edition, Management Trends: SME Trends" (June 2016 Information Service Industry Association)


  • "Management value of strategic information systems (No peer review)" (Single title: January 2004, Society for the Study of Social Information Systems, Academic lecture collection
  • "Research on IT investment evaluation frames in strategic fields" ( Written in March 2005 ; Graduate School of Creative Cities , Osaka City University (master's degree thesis)
  • "Information Technology Investment Evaluation Frame Based on Maturity Model (No peer review)" ( Single title : June 2006 System Solution Research Journal (Osaka City University Graduate School of Creative Cities)
  • "The role of IT investment management in IT governance (peer review)" (September 2007, Journal of the Society of System Audit, Vol. 21, No. 1)
  • "Application of Genetic Algorithm (GA) to Search for Optimal Investment Allocation in IT Investment (peer review)" (Joint authorship, March 2008, Journal of the Japanese Society for Management Systems, Vol. 24, No. 2, Masaki Fujiwara, Takashi Amemiya
  • "IT investment management and investment evaluation frame for SMEs" (Doctoral Thesis, March 2008, Graduate School of Business Information, Setsunan University)
  • "Approaches to Maximizing the Impact on IT Investments (No peer review)" (50 alphabetical order) ( Co-authored in March 2008 , Tadashi Yuasa , Editor : Atsushi Kato , Yasuo Kojima , Daisuke Hagimori , Masaki Fujiwara , Toshiyuki Wakamatsu (Kansai)
  • "A Theoretical Approach to the Optimal IT Investments (Reviewed)" (Joint authorship, July 2008, Faculty of Business Information, Setsunan University "management information research" Vol. 15 No. 3
  • "EVALUATING THE BUSINESS VALUE OF IT INVESTMENT USING GENETIC ALGORITHMS (GA) (No peer review)" (Joint authorship, September 2008, Proceedings of JAMS/JAIMS International Conference on Business & amp; Information 2008 in Honolulu
  • "IT and Intangibles Intercomplementarity (No peer review)", March 2010, Miyagi University Business Concept Study Report, Vol. 2009, No. 12, pp. 69 12, -74
  • "IT Management and Information Technology Investment Study Group Report (4) IT Investment Management in Small and Medium Enterprises (No peer review)" (Joint authorship, June 2010, Journal of the Japan Society for Management Information, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 87 -90)
  • "IT Investment Management for SMEs by Maturity (peer review)", September 2010, SME Policy Review: Essays of the Japan Society of Small and Medium Enterprises , Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 49 -62
  • "Assessing the Business Value of IT Investment using Genetic Algorithms (peer review)" (Joint authorship October 2010, International Journal of Japan Association for Management System Volume 2, No. 1, pp. 9 -17
  • "Evolution from clerical management theory to BPM (Business Process Management) (No peer review)", March 2011, Miyagi University Business Concept Faculty Journal No. 2010, pp. 13, 161 -172
  • "Analysis of Success Factors in Alliances amongst SMEs (peer review)", August 2012, Proceedings of International Conference on Business Management, Vol. 3, pp. 170 -176
  • "Research of Success Factors in Alliances amongst SMEs using IT (peer review)", December 2012, Journal of Management Science 2012. Vol. 3 pp. 147 -154
  • "Analysis of Success Factors in E-Marketplaces for Disaster Recovery Support: Reconstruction Challenges for SMEs in the Great East Japan Earthquake and Disaster-stricken Areas (peer review)" (Management Practice Research No. 9 (Journal of the Japan Society for the Study of Management Practice), December 2014, pp. 21 -34
  • "A Case Study of the Requirements for the Establishment of Performance-Based Contracts in the Contract Development Software Business (peer review)" (Joint authorship, January 2015, Business Management Research 11 (Journal of the Japan Business Management Society) pp. 37 -54
  • "Cloud Services for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: A Case Study of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Miyagi Prefecture (peer review)" ( Joint authorship , August 2015 , IT Management Journal Vol . 2 (Cloud Services Promotion Organization)
  • "Vision for a B-to-B-to-C Type Market to Support Reconstruction after the Great East Japan Earthquake (peer review)", August 2015, Proceedings of International Conference on Business Management 2015 pp. 158 -161
  • "Study on Factors Facilitating Managers' Support for Information System Projects (peer review)" (Joint authorship, November 2015, Journal of the Japanese Society for Management Systems, Vol. 32, No. 2 pp. 165 -174
  • "A Proposal of e-Business Model to connect the Disaster area and the Consumption area (peer review)" (Single Author December 2015 Journal of Management Science 2015. Vol. 6 pp. 9 -16)
  • "Propose a shared framework of CIO capabilities for successful information systems projects (peer review)" (Joint authorship: Satoshi Kuriyama and Masaki Fujiwara Business Management Research No. 13, December 2016 (Journal of the Japan Business Management Society) pp. 18 -36
  • "Management Issues and New Perspective of Quality Management of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Japan (peer review)" (Co-authored by Shozo Konno and Masaki Fujiwara: December 2016 Journal of Management Science 2016, Vol. 7 pp. 18 -25)
  • "Concept of e-Business Model for Supporting Reconstruction in Tohoku -Based on the Case of Small and Medium Enterprises in Miyagi Prefecture- (peer review)" (Management Practice Research No. 11, December 2016 (Journal of the Japan Society for the Study of Management Practice) pp. 31 -44