Kenji Erik Kushida

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We consider the vulnerability of nuclear power plants to a disaster like the one that occurred at Fukushima Daiichi. Examination of Japanese nuclear plants affected by the earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011 shows that three variables were crucial at the early stages of the crisis: plant elevation, sea wall elevation, and location and status of backup(More)
Cloud Computing is rapidly emerging as the new information technology platform. It is, however, much more than simply a new set of technologies and business models. Cloud Computing is transforming how consumers, companies, and governments store information, how they process that information, and how they utilize computing power. It can be an engine of(More)
Do bankruptcy changes in the institutional environment affect the rate of founding by particular types of founders and the performance of their ventures? We take advantage of a quasi-natural experiment in Japan where changes to bankruptcy laws reduced the consequences of closing a firm. We define elite entrepreneurs as those from the top ten universities in(More)
Wireless telecommunications are revolutionizing communication. People can communicate with one another from anywhere, and vast information resources are becoming increasingly accessible anytime, anywhere. As wireless telecommunications technology improves, the future holds countless possibilities and opportunities to enhance people’s lives and methods of(More)
The half-century spanned by the Meiji Period (1868-1912) witnessed a remarkable transition for Japan, whose rapid economic development propelled the premodern agrarian nation to industrialized status. Substantial credit has been given to the large family-owned conglomerates known as zaibatsu in leading this process. This paper challenges this wisdom and(More)
A study was conducted to clarify differences in the theophylline pharmacokinetics of two orally available products, theophylline alcohol and Apnecut, in premature neonates and infants using population pharmacokinetic analysis. Fifty-two patients with apnea hospitalized at the National Center for Child Health and Development were enrolled (total number of(More)
“...the whole world had one language one common speech for all people. The people of the earth became skilled in construction and decided to build a city with a tower that would reach to heaven. By building the tower they wanted to make a name for themselves and also prevent their city from being scattered. God came to see their city and the tower they were(More)
The spread of Two puzzles immediately present themselves when one examines the spread of " Voice over IP " (VoIP, or IP telephony), a technology that sends voice signals as data, which can travel across the Internet. The first is that, despite the technology's widely hailed potential to undermine the core businesses of incumbent telephone operators by(More)
The emergence of new mobile platforms built on Google’s Android operating system represents a significant shift in the locus of the platform “bottleneck,” or control point, in the mobile industry. Using a case study approach, this paper examines firm strategies in a market where the traditional location of the ICT platform bottleneck—the operating system on(More)