Research group for sustainable business and marketing
     Bjoern FRANK

Education

2006 - 2009 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
D.Eng. in Industrial Engineering and Management (= Ph.D.)
Core topics: customer satisfaction, marketing, quality management, socioeconomics
2001 - 2005 Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany)
M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management (= Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur)
Education in business, economics, law, and microelectronics
2001 - 2006 Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France)
M.Eng. in General Engineering (Diplôme d'Ingénieur Généraliste)
Education in mechanical, electrical engineering; materials, computer science
2001 Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany)
B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management (= Vordiplom Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen)
Education in business, economics, law, and electrical engineering
1998 German High School Diploma (= Abitur)
1996 U.S. High School Diploma


Academic Research Visits

2005 / 9-10 Chinese University of Hong Kong (China)
Research on Microelectronic Circuit Design (FPGA Routing)
2004 / 12 - 2005 / 4 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Research on Customer Satisfaction


Professional Experience

2015 - Sophia University (Japan)
Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies
Associate Professor
2014 - Rikkyo University (Tokyo, Japan)
Adjunct Lecturer (fall semester)
2014 - Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (Japan)
Adjunct Lecturer (spring semester)
2012 - Overseas Human Resources and Industries Development Association (Tokyo, Japan)
Adjunct Lecturer (intensive course)
2009 - 2015 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
Assistant Professor
1999 - 2006 Full-time internships (1.5 years) in strategy consulting, production management,
logistics, manufacturing, R&D, software development (Germany, France, Japan, China)
2001 - 2003 Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Lyon (France): Web development
1998 - 1999 Military service


Awards and Honors

2016 ANZMAC (Australian & New Zealand Marketing Academy) Conference
Best Paper Award (entrepreneurship and innovation track)
2015 Nihon Keizai Shimbun (major Japanese newspaper)
Nikkei Quality Control Literature Prize
2013 Nihon Keizai Shimbun (major Japanese newspaper)
Nikkei Quality Control Literature Prize
2013 Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science
Best Reviewer Award
2012 Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science
Best Reviewer Award
2011 Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science
Best Reviewer Award
2010 8th ANQ (Asian Network for Quality) Congress
Best Paper Award
2010 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Tejima Dissertation Award
2009 Japanese Society for Quality Control (Japan)
Recipient of the 2009 Research Award
2009 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Speaker of the Graduating Class of 2009 (Across All Graduate Schools)
2006 Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany)
M.Sc. Program in Industrial Engineering and Management (= Diplom Wirtsch.ing.wesen)
Award for the Highest Grade Point Average of Class at Graduation
2003 Honorary Diploma of the German-French Association of Lyon (France)
2001 Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany)
B.Sc. Program in Industrial Engineering and Management (= Vordiplom Wirtsch.ing.wesen)
Award for the Highest Grade Point Average of Class at Graduation


Frequent Reviews for Academic Journals

Editorial Review Board member Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science
(Recipient of Best Reviewer Awards in 2011, 2012, 2013)
Journal of the Japanese Society for Quality Control
Frequent Reviews
(approx. once every two weeks)
Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science
International Journal of Consumer Studies
Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
Journal of the Japanese Society for Quality Control
Journal of the Japan Management Association
Journal of Economic Psychology
Journal of Business Research
Industrial Marketing Management
Journal of Housing and the Built Environment
Appetite

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