Mitsuaki Nakasumi

Professor: Faculty of Economics, Komazawa University
Graduate Division of Commerce, Komazawa University
Visiting Scholar: School of Information Technology Electrical Engineering The University of Queensland (April 2006 - March 2007)

Email: nakasumi(at )komazawa-u(dot)ac(dot)jp

Profile (in Japanese)

Specialist Subjects

Graduate Division: Lecture on Information Systems(seminar)
Lecture on Information Systems(A)
Lecture on Information Systems(B)
Lecture on Artificial Intelligence Business(A)
Lecture on Artificial Intelligence Business(B)
ERP Consultant Course (in Japanese)

Research Supervision


I am currently accredited for supervision in the Management Information Systems at the level of Principal Supervisor.

Current Capacity

I am currently available to supervise more research candidates.

Teaching Interests

Before joining Komazawa University, I had worked for IBM Japan before pursuing a career in academia. At the company, I belonged to the division for financial application. I have extensive experience with Enterprise Systems and implementation of large business software, having worked and taught in this area for 35 years. I am interested in real-world IT problems and their solution. I have published in many peer reviewed conference papers and journals. My research interests are: Enterprise Systems and Business Processes. Through these experiences, I have been interested in a pratical field as shown below.

Many large and medium-sized organisations have deployed a complex array of Enterprise Systems (ES) to serve their information requirements but problems relating to integration, standardisation and compliance are common. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems seek to address many of the problems associated with traditional ES and are rapidly assuming a position of dominance in the corporate systems arena. ERPs are now making significant inroads into midsized and even relatively small companies. ERP systems are large, complex and expensive and it is critical that they are implemented, managed and used to optimal effect.

This study examines the emergence of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems in response to issues such as increasing technological complexity, poorly integrated Enterprise Systems (ES), legacy systems, the need to better manage spiralling IT costs, and the increasing burden on corporations of compliance to legislation. Due attention is given to the architecture of ERP systems, issues related to their acquisition and implementation, their impact on organizations and their potential benefits and costs. It examines business processes and their interaction with the ERP, focusing on the powerful capabilities of ERPs as regards the integration of business processes across functional areas. It makes extensive use of case studies focusing on the evaluation of business problems and the formulation of strategies to address these. It provides the opportunity to gain hands-on experience using a leading ERP such as SAP, So Komazawa is a member of SAP University Alliances Program.

SAP University Alliances enables faculty and teachers at educational institutions and partners around the world to educate next generation talents with SAP skills for the intelligent enterprise and the experience economy, engage with SAP events, build industry partnerships, launch graduates in the SAP ecosystem, and inspire young thinkers.

My students can access SAP software and learning content, learn best practices for integrating program resources into teaching, and they are inspired by collaborating with the SAP partners and a global network of SAP.

Career prospects

The seminar's graduates are in strong demand by Japanese employers such as SAP partner company. The knowledge and skills gained through top quality programs give our graduates a competitive advantage in the job market. Foreign graduates have excellent employment such as Fujitsu, Japanese IT vender.

* No guarantee. It depends on your effort.