The University of Texas at Dallas

Endowed Chairs and Professorships

Dr. Riki Takeuchi

Dr. Riki Takeuchi Naveen Jindal School of Management

Dr. Joseph C. Picken founded and played a major role in developing the Naveen Jindal School of Management’s academic program in innovation and entrepreneurship and the University’s award-winning Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. As a parting gift to the school upon his retirement in December 2018, Picken contributed funds to endow this distinguished professorship named in his honor.


Takeuchi’s accomplishments include earning the Best Ten Lecturers Award at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology five times. He also was recognized in 2010 with the Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.


I am honored to receive this endowed professorship at the Jindal School of Management. With the support from the dean’s office and the faculty members in my area, I hope to contribute to improving the overall reputation and visibility of our school in the future.

Professor of Organizations, Strategy and International Management
Dr. Joseph Picken Distinguished Professor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Dr. Riki Takeuchi teaches international human resource management and a doctoral seminar on management. His research revolves around understanding social exchange relationships among various organizational constituents. He is interested in understanding international assignment experiences for expatriates and spouses through multiple theoretical lenses and explaining the complexity associated with the adjustment process.

Takeuchi also studies strategic human resource management with a particular focus on the employer-employee relationship. A third area of research is organizational behavior, broadly focusing on social exchange relationships with an emphasis on organizational justice and organizational citizenship behaviors.

“My research may be considered an eclectic set of topics, but by being interested in strategic/international human resource management, I made a strategic decision early on in my career to diversify so that I can primarily focus on high-quality research ideas and outlets,” Takeuchi said. “This was due to my experience in collecting data on international/strategic human resource management studies, which is very different from typical studies in organizational behavior. But my papers were still subjected to the same standard. Nonetheless, because of these hardships, I learned different ways of conducting research that helped me to be productive.”

He joined the Naveen Jindal School of Management in 2017 and previously held academic positions at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Finding new ways to inspire employees and organizations to perform at the highest level is a major theme in Takeuchi’s research. He has delved deeply into topics such as employee creativity, aspiration performance, performance change patterns and strategic human resource management. A third-degree black belt, Takeuchi is a strong proponent of physical fitness as a conduit to professional success.

His research has appeared in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organization Science, Personnel Psychology and Strategic Management Journal, among others.

“I’m a firm believer that in order to be creative and productive, you have to have a healthy mind and body,” he said.

He is the consulting editor of the Journal of International Business Studies and served as the associate editor of the Academy of Management Journal from 2013-2016. He is a member of the Academy of International Business and the Academy of Management. He is also an elected fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Takeuchi earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from North Carolina State University, a master’s degree in human resource management from Purdue University and a PhD in human resource management from the University of Maryland, College Park.