Former Collaborator of Strategic Management

• Ph.D. in Business Administration, The University of Manchester
• Master’s in Business Administration, IESE, University of Navarra
• Degree in Business Sciences, ICADE
• BA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

Kimio Kase is a Former Collaborator of IESE’s Strategic Management Department. He earned his D.B.A. (Doctor of Business Administration) from Manchester University and his M.B.A. from IESE Business School. He also holds a degree in business science from ICADE and a B.A. from the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.

Prof. Kase participated in the joint UK-Japan research project on the corporate-level strategy, which was conducted under the aegis of Japan’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry and Manchester University. He was visiting professor at the prestigious China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai in 2001 and taught at Japan’s International Christian University (ICU) in 2006/2007. He also served on the faculty of the International University of Japan, where he taught strategy for two years.

Prof. Kase has extensive corporate experience in the fields of global trade and management. He started off by working for a Japanese global trading house, where he specialized in industrial marketing. He was later appointed director of Price Waterhouse European Firm. Another firm on his curriculum is the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington DC.

Prof. Kase has written and contributed to several books and articles, published both in Spanish outlets and international journals such as the International Marketing Review and Harvard Deusto Magazine. 2005 saw the publication in the UK of a book he co-authored, titled Transformational CEOs: Leadership and Management Success in Japan, the Japanese version of which was published in November 2006. He also co-authored the book, CEOs as Leaders and Strategy Designers: Explaining the Success of Spanish Banks, which was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2007. Prof. Kase has also drawn up numerous case studies on a wide range of companies and organizations including the Montserrat Monastery.

As a member of IESE’s Center for Sport Business Management, Prof. Kase has conducted extensive research on business and sports activities. His current research, however, mainly centers on the Spanish banking industry.

Areas of interest

* Sport business management
* Corporate-level strategy
* Transformational leadership
* Spanish banking industry


Journal Articles (refereed)

KASE, K., URRUTIA DE HOYOS, I., MARTÍ, C., OPAZO, M. (2007). The Proto-Image of Real Madrid. Implications for Marketing and Management. International Journal of Sports Marketing & Sponsorship, 8 (3), 212 - 233.
KASE, K., RIQUELME, H., SÁEZ, F., KUTSUWADA, K. (2005). Transformational CEOs. Nanyang Business Review, 4 (1), 45 - 70.
KASE, K., LIU, J. (1996). Entrepreneurial networking in Japanese management. International Marketing Review, 13 (3), 13 - 23. doi:10.1108/02651339610122973.

Articles in other publications

KASE, K., SLOCUM, A., ZHANG, Y. (2011). Estrategia global entre Oriente y Occidente. Dos mentalidades complementarias. IESE Insight (11), pp. 59 - 66.
KASE, K., SLOCUM, A., ZHANG, Y. (2011). Global Strategy Requires a Meeting of Minds. Bridging Western vs. Eastern Thinking. IESE Insight (11), pp. 59 - 66.
JACOPIN, T., KASE, K. (2008). Spanish banks, operational efficiency, innovation and profitability. EFMAG (215), pp. 20 - 22.
KASE, K., JACOPIN, T., PIN ARBOLEDAS, J. R. (2007). CEOs as leaders and strategy designers: Explaining the success of Spanish banks. Management Online Review, pp. 1 - 9.
GARCÍA-LOMBARDÍA, P., KASE, K., PIN ARBOLEDAS, J. R. (2006). Presidentes transformadores. Claves del éxito de la banca española. Harvard Deusto Business Review (150), pp. 44 - 54.


KASE, K., CANTÓN, C. G., NONAKA, I. (2014). Phronesis and Quiddity in Management. A School of Knowledge Approach. Basingstoke [England]: Palgrave Macmillan.
OLIVARES, I., KASE, K., STEIN, G., PIN ARBOLEDAS, J. R., CARRETERO, L. E. (2014). Han Feizi: Filosofía de dirección y estrategia. Barañain: Eunsa.
GÓMEZ, S., KASE, K., URRUTIA DE HOYOS, I. (2012). Value Creation and Sport Management. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
KASE, K., SLOCUM, A., ZHANG, Y. Y. (2011). Asian versus Western Management Thinking. Its Culture-Bound Nature. Basingstoke [England]: Palgrave Macmillan.
GÓMEZ, S., KASE, K., URRUTIA DE HOYOS, I. (2010). Value Creation and Sport Management. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Edited books

VON KROGH, G., TAKEUCHI, H., KASE, K., CANTÓN, C. G. (2013). Towards Organizational Knowledge. The Pioneering Work of Ikujiro Nonaka. Basingstoke [England]: Palgrave Macmillan.

Book Chapters

KASE, K., MARINELLI, F. (2010). Banco Santander. In Gregory G. Dess, G. T. Lumpkin, Alan B. Eisner (Eds.), Strategic management: Text and cases (pp. 109 - 140). Boston: McGraw Hill.
URRUTIA DE HOYOS, I., ROBLES, G., KASE, K., MARTÍ, C. (2007). The internationalization of Club Atlético de Madrid S.A.D.: Creating value beyond borders, a differential strategy. In Simon Chadwick, Dave Arthur (Eds.), International cases in the business of sport (pp. 205 - 221). Amsterdam: Butterworth-Heinemann.


KASE, K., NONAKA, I., INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION COMMISSIO (2012). Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (NPS). IESE, SM-1579-E.
BÁTIZ-LAZO, B., KASE, K. (2011). Virgin's Pursuit: Sir Richard Branson's Dilemmas in Creating a Presence in Retail Financial Services. IESE, SM-1559-E.
OLIVARES, I., KASE, K. (2011). Los hospitales infantiles Kantha Bopha: el trabajo de toda una vida del Dr. Beat Richner. IESE, SM-1548.
GUERRERO, A., KASE, K. (2011). Stan Shih, Acer's Founder. IESE, SM-1557-E.
ZHANG, Y., KASE, K. (2011). Huawei. A Silent Chinese Telecom Multinational. IESE, SM-1560-E.

Technical Notes

URRUTIA DE HOYOS, I., KASE, K. (2006). La capacidad negociadora del agente. IESE, CN-216.