Koichi S. Kanaoka

PhD Student in Industrial Environmental Management

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Room 104A
380 Edwards Street
New Haven, CT


Ph.D., Yale University, 2024 (expected)
M.E.M., Duke University, 2018
B.A., Soka University of America, 2016



I am interested in the intersection of business and the environment. My research examines how environmental strategies make firms more competitive and how businesses can drive the decoupling of economic growth from environmental impacts, including by leading society’s transition to a circular economy. Specifically, I study the environmental, economic, and strategic benefits of inter-firm reuse of industrial by-products (industrial symbiosis). I am also interested in organizational questions such as how belonging to an industrial symbiosis network affects the behavior of firms.