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Akie Iriyama

Assistant Professor
Operations Management and Strategy Department


PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 2008 
MA, Keio University, 1998
BA, Keio University, 1996

Research Interests

Dr. Iriyama has research interests in globalization of venture capital investments, ownership dynamics in international joint ventures, and value creation in corporate acquisitions and divestitures. He has theoretical interests in real options theory, information economics, and economic sociology.

Research Publications

Iriyama, A., Shi, W. & Prescott, J. E., forthcoming. Frequency and directional reversal of equity ownership change in international jointventures. Asia Pacific Journal of Management.

Iriyama, A., Park, J. W., Supriyadi, F. & Yang, H.. 2013. Integrating relative standing and market discipline: A complexity theory perspective of post-merger and acquisition executive departure. In S. Finkelstein & C. L. Cooper (Ed.) Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions, vol. 11. UK: Emerald Group Publishing.

Madhavan R. & Iriyama, A. 2012. Spread, scope and scale in venture capital globalization: A clustered globalization model. In D. Cumming (Ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Venture Capital. NY: Oxford University Press.

Madhavan, R. & Iriyama, A. 2011. The emerging transnational dimension of organizational and individual identity: Transitional technical communities as economic actors. International Journal of Business Environment. vol. 4 (4): 378-399.

Iriyama, A., Li, Y. & Madhavan, R. 2010. Spiky globalization of venture capital investments: The influence of prior human networks. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Vol. 4 (2): 128-145.

Shi, W. & Iriyama, A. 2010. Sequence of alliance ownership structure: Concepts and evidences. In T. K. Das (Ed.) Researching Strategic Alliances: Emerging Perspectices. NC: Information Age Publishing.

Madhavan, R. & Iriyama, A. 2009. Understanding global flows of venture capital: Human networks as the "carrier wave" of globalization. Journal of International Business Studies, vol. 40(8): 1241-1259.

Teaching Experience

2009-Present: MGO 403"Foundation of Strategic Management", SUNY Buffalo, School of Management.

2006-2008: BUSSPP1080 "Strategic Management", University of Pittsburgh, College of Business Administration.

Industry Experience

1998-2003: Business Consultant / Economist

Worked in more than thirty projects, especially on building corporate, market, and global strategies for Japanese automotive manufacturers.

Professional Affiliations

Contact Information

Akie Iriyama 
Assistant Professor
Operations Management and Strategy
School of Management
University at Buffalo
326B Jacobs Management Center
Buffalo, NY 14260-4000

Tel: 716-645-3253