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Kunio Shirahada Associate Professor
School of Knowledge Science、Knowledge Management Area


Bachelor from Keio University(2004), M.S.and Ph.D from the University of Tokyo(2006)(2009)

■Professional Career

Assistant Professor, JAIST School of Knowledge Science (2009-2012)Visiting Scholar, Texas State University, Marketing Department(2010)Research fellow at JSPS(2006)


Technology organization management, service management, marketing

■Research Keywords

Transformative service research



  • "E-health service model for Asian developing countries: a case of emergency medical service for elderly people in Thailand" (in Optimizing current practices in e-services and mobile applications, edited by Mehdi Khosrow-Pour),Vatcharapong Sukkird and Kunio Shirahada,IGI global, Hershey PA, USA,2018,214-232
  • Progressive Trends in Knowledge and System-Based Science for Service Innovation,Michitaka Kosaka and Kunio Shirahada Ed.,IGI Global,2013
  • Serving Customers: Global Services Marketing Perspectives, “Chapter 16”,Kunio Shirahada, Edited by Ray Fisk, Rebekah Russell-Bennett and Lloyd Harris,Tilde University Press

◇Published Papers

  • Toward a Sustainable Healthcare Service System in a Limited Resource Context: Case Study of Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee's Healthcare System,Toufiq Ahmed and Kunio Shirahada,International Journal of Healthcare Management,DOI:10.1080/20479700.2017.1389,1-9,2017/10/17
  • Knowledge transfers as the basis of decision support for drug prescription,Toufiq, Ahmed, Kunio Shirahada, and Nilima Ruma,VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems,48,2,294-312,2018
  • Critical Factors for Constructing an Effective Supply Chain Network,Nitipon Tansakul, Suthathip Suanmali and Kunio Shirahada,International Journal of Supply Chain Management,7,5

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◇Lectures and Presentations

  • The Role of Post-retirement Service Jobs in the Well-being of Japanese and UK Elderly Citizens,Kunio Shirahada and Alan Wilson,Frontiers in Service conference,Texas, USA.,September 7th
  • Supply chain management as a transformative service,Nitipon Tansakul, Suthathip Suanmali, and Kunio Shirahada,SERVSIG conference,PARIS La defense, France,,June 14-16, 2018
  • Critical Factors for Adoption of Wearable Technology for the Elderly: Case Study of Thailand,Shayarath Srizongkhram and Kunio Shirahada,PICMET’18,Honolulu, USA,August 19-23, 2018

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■Extramural Activities

◇Academic Society Affiliations

  • Portland International Conference on Engineering and Technology Management,Program committee,2006-

◇Other Activities

  • PICMET'14,Session Chair
  • PICMET'14,Local Arrangement Committee, Coordinator,2014/07/27 - 2014/07/31
  • AMASERVSIG Conference 2014,Session Chair,2014/06/13 - 2014/06/15

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■Academic Awards Received

  • JAIST President Award (Research),JAIST,2015
  • Citation of Excellence 2016 by Emerald,Emerald,2016
  • Nomi Mayor Award,2nd Forum for Knowledge CoCreation,2012

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