I am fascinated by the management of innovation and technology. On the one hand, I am interested in how different technology acquisition strategies, such as alliances, acquisitions, and networks, lead to innovation and, in turn, to competitive advantage. And I am deeply intrigued by the characteristics and influence of network effects of internet-based industries, especially online game companies and the social network service (SNS) providers. I also wish to become more in tune with the knowledge management strategy of multinational companies I have discovered that my academic interests fit especially well with the research interests of outstanding faculty members in the area of management and organization at the XXXX School of Business. I especially value XXXX’s emphasis of the importance of and support for teaching excellence. As someone who very much wants to become a professor, I think that being an effective educator is as important as being an important researcher. I am attracted by the fact that XXXX’s undergraduate program provides an opportunity for many graduate students to gain invaluable teaching experience. I also admire XXXX’s supportive environment for research. At XXXX, I am confident that I will develop invaluable research and teaching skills while having the privilege to interact with attentive professors and intellectually-gifted colleagues.I hope to teach at a school of business in the United States, where I plan to struggle to add my name to the long list of distinguished scholars that have come from your program. I sincerely believe that the Ph.D. program at the XXXX School of Business is the best match for my strong motivation. I have no doubt that I have made the right choice to spend five years at XXXX as a Ph.D. student. I have found that my academic interests fit well with the research areas of the outstanding faculty and resources of XXXX, including the Center for Global Business and the Center for Human Capital, Technology, and Innovation. I value XXXX’s support for interdisciplinary learning. I would like to use this opportunity to advance my understandings in a variety of specific areas in the field of management, and gain expertise knowledge in economics which I believe will be of foundational importance for my future study. Finally, and of primary importance, I admire XXXX’s dynamic support for research. I strongly believe that one of the most important elements in pursuing a successful academic career is to have a good mentor who can closely guide you academically, and in person, as well.