Nonaka is Professor Emeritus at Hitotsubashi University and Xerox Distinguished Faculty Fellow, IBI, University of California, Berkeley. He has authored numerous books and articles on business strategy, innovation, and knowledge creation and management. The Knowledge Creating Organization and Enabling Knowledge Creation were named the Best Book of the Year in Business and Management in 1996 and 2000, respectively. Nonaka was awarded the Purple Ribbon Medal by the Japanese Government, is the first Asian scholar elected a Fellow of the Academy of Management, and was recently named Eminent Scholar in International Management by the Academy. In 2008, Nonaka was named in the Wall Street Journal’s "Twenty Most Influential Business Thinkers" ranking.