Academic Programs
Graduate School

Master of Business Administration
Graduate School offering a CFP® Certification Program

Graduate School of Business Administration

Faculty Members

Faculty Members

Hideto AZEGAMI, Professor

Hideto AZEGAMI, Dean, Professor

Based on theories of economics, students supervised by Professor Azegami will study regionology, financial theories, and other applied fields. When they understand economic theories common to all those fields, each graduate student works on positive analysis by applying methods such as econometrics. He leads students to write their master's thesis focusing on real world economics instead of abstract model analysis.

Courses taught

Applied Economics

Fields of expertise

Applied Economics, Personal Finance

Profile

  • Ph.D., Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University, Japan.
    Professor Azegami was a professor at Kanto Gakuen University and Kyoto Gakuen University before joining Toyo Gakuen University.

Academic Society Membership

  • Asia-Pacific Risk and Insurance Association
  • Regional Science Association International

Publications

An Analysis of the Economic Writings in the Pre-War Period (in Japanese), The Keizaigaku, Annual Report of the Economic Society, Tohoku University, 2018.
Do the Over-the-Counter Sales at Banks Expand the Individual Annuity Market in Japan? (sole author), De Gruyter/ Asia-Pacific Journal of Risk and Insurance, Jan. 2015
Regional Differences in the Sale of Individual Annuities in Japan (sole author), Yu-cho Foundation, Papers on Savings, Finance and Economics, Mar. 2013.

Jun KUMAMOTO, Professor

Jun KUMAMOTO, Professor

Professor Kumamoto aims to develop human resources who can understand both theoretical and practical aspects of the market environment and evaluate the effectiveness of marketing strategies, through a review of domestic and overseas literature and case studies related to research on marketing, consumer psychology, and consumer behavior. In particular, he supervises student research in domains related to the design and effects of various sales promotional activities, from both theoretical and empirical perspectives.

Fields of expertise

Marketing, Consumer Psychology

Profile

  • Ph.D. in Public Administration, International Christian University
  • Graduate of the Graduate School of Public Administration, International Christian University
    Professor Kumamoto worked for a securities firm before completing a doctoral program and obtaining the degree of Ph.D. at International Christian University. He worked as an Associate Professor at the Department of Human Development, School of Humanities and Culture, Tokai University, and as a Professor at the Department of Business Administration, School of Political Science and Economics of the same university, before accepting his current position.

Publications

New Forms of Labour Administration: Actors in Development (co-author), International Labour Office, Sept. 2002
Mineika-no Koka to Genjitsu: NTT to JR [Effects and realities of privatization: NTT and JR] (co-author) (in Japanese), Chuohoki Publishing Co., Ltd., Aug. 1997
Literature Review of Country of Origin Studies : Changes in Quality Perception of Japanese Products in U.S. Market (1990s-2000s) (sole author) (in Japanese), Journal of the School of Humanities and Culture, Tokai University, No. 48, Mar. 2018
A Study on the Impact and Effectiveness of Scent Used for Promotion of Products and Services with Low Olfactory Affinity (co-author), Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research Series; Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Management, Atlantis Press, Feb. 2018

Iwao TANAKA, Professor

Iwao TANAKA, Professor

Professor Tanaka presents students with extensive literature on economic globalization and income inequalities. As for specific topics, he deals with international trade in parts and components, the fluctuation of real effective exchange rates, and the expansion of vertical integration in East Asia. In addition, he researches the impact of progress of offshore outsourcing on employment and wages in the Japanese manufacturing industry, and supervises student research in the aspects of both theory and empirical analysis.

Courses taught

Business Economy

Fields of expertise

International Economics, Labor Economics

Profile

  • Ph.D. in Economics, City University of New York, U.S.A.
  • Graduate of the Faculty of Economics, Keio University, Japan.
    Professor Tanaka served as a part-time lecturer at Meikai University, Correspondence Courses of Keio University, and Toyo Gakuen University, before accepting his current position.

Academic Society Membership

  • Japanese Economic Association
  • East Asian Economic Association
  • European Union Studies Association Japan
  • Eastern Economic Association
  • Western Economic Association International
Corporate Strategies in the Age of Regional Integration

Iwao Tanaka, Corporate Strategies in the Age of Regional Integration, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., April 2007

Publications

Uniqueness of Japanese Auto Inputs: An Investigation by the Concept of Incomplete Contract and the Elasticity Substitution (sole author), Toyo Gakuen University Business and Economic Review, Vol. 3, No.2, Jul. 2013
Outsourcing and Skill Upgrading in Japanese Manufacturing: Destination Effects Evidenced from the International Input-Output Tables (co-author), Jong-Kil Kim and Pierre-Bruno Ruffini (eds), Corporate Strategies in the Age of Regional Integration, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., Apr. 2007
Japanese Auto Parts Exports to China and the Concept of Contract-based Outsourcing (sole author), Harvard Asia Quarterly Vol. 9, No. 3 - Summer 2005

Sarah Louisa BIRCHLEY, Professor

Sarah Louisa BIRCHLEY, Professor

Research areas of Professor Birchley are Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship, and Business Communication. In terms of Human Resource Management, she is particularly interested in Transnational Entrepreneurship, specifically Self-Initiated Expatriate Entrepreneurs and Diaspora Entrepreneurs, seeking to understand the entrepreneurial mindset and the intersection of geography, economics, society, and industry. She specializes in taking a social constructivist approach using qualitative research methods to better understand how individuals make sense of and communicate with each other and within their organizations. Her doctorate is in education management and she focused on Sensemaking and change management within higher education organizations.

Courses taught

Business Communication Research

Fields of expertise

Human Resource Management, Business Communication

Profile

  • Doctorate of Education, University of Bath, U.K.
  • MA Education, University of Bath, U.K.
  • BA Geography, University of Exeter, U.K.
    Associate Professor Birchley taught at Gunma Prefectural Woman's University, the University of Tokyo, and New York University, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Tokyo Campus, prior to taking her position in Toyo Gakuen University Graduate School of Business Administration.

Academic Society Membership

  • Japan Society of Human Resource Management
  • European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management
  • International Academic Forum
the 16th International Entrepreneurship Forum (IEF) Conference

Certificate of Best Paper Award, which was won by Professor Kazuko Yokoyama and Associate Professor Sarah Louisa Birchley at the 16th International Entrepreneurship Forum (IEF) Conference

Publications

Transnational Entrepreneurship in South East Asia: Japanese Self-Initiated Expatriate Entrepreneurs. Springer. ISBN: 978- 981-329-252-9 2019 (With Kazuko Yokoyama).
Entrepreneurship, Education and the South Wales Valleys, Proceedings of the 10th Annual INTED Conference, Mallorca, Spain. 2018.
Heritage Tourism and Entrepreneurship: Cases from the Welsh Context. Best Paper Award at the X International Tourism Congress 2018.
Exploring Japanese Entrepreneurship Education. 18th INTED Conference Proceedings. Valencia, Spain. 2018.
Someone Needs to Light a Fuse Under Japan. Proceedings of the 1st Conference on Culture and Entrepreneurship, ESIAM, Warsaw, Poland. 2018.
Mindset and Social Entrepreneurship: Japanese Self-initiated Expatriate Entrepreneurs in Cambodia. Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Emerging Economies. Sage. 2017 (with Kazuko Yokoyama)
Taking a Global Approach to Teaching Entrepreneurship in Japan. Chapter in LiHE Research Series, Teaching and Learning Entrepreneurship. LiHE Publishing, Oxford, U.K. 2016

Xinjian LI, Professor

Xinjian LI, Professor

Professor Li deals with diverse issues associated with internationalization and globalization of business management. Students he supervises explore theoretical literature and conduct case studies about these issues, with special focus on strategies and organizations of international management, cross-cultural management, international human resource management, international comparison of business management, and other aspects. In supervising students' research, he places emphasis on integration of theories and practices in international management (global management) and comparative management.

Courses taught

Business Chinese

Fields of expertise

International Management (Global Management), Management Strategy

Profile

  • Ph.D., Graduate School of Business and Commerce, Keio University, Japan
  • Master's Degree, Graduate School of Economics and Trade, China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT), China
    Before coming to Japan in March 1997, he worked as a lecturer and associate professor at CUMT. He served as a visiting research fellow at Keio University and a part-time lecturer at Toyo Gakuen University before accepting his current position.

Academic Society Membership

  • Academy of International Business
  • Academy of Management
  • Japanese Academy of International Business Studies

Publications

Strategy Implications of Business Culture Differences between Japan and China: Contextual and Collectivism Focus (co-author), Handbook of Business Strategy 2007
Control in Japanese-Chinese joint ventures: The antecedent factors and effect on performance from the Japanese viewpoint (sole author), Asian Business & Management Journal, 2(3), 2003, P.371-P.391

Atsuya AKAO, Associate Professor

Atsuya AKAO, Associate Professor

Associate Professor Akao deals with research on economic theories and decision-making processes related to organizational systems. He focuses particularly on organizational innovation systems, which is a pressing issue in the contemporary knowledge economy. Theories he deals with include dynamic capability theory and evolutionary economics. He mainly supervises research on the methodology of theoretical research.

Fields of expertise

Business Administration, Organization Theory, History of Management Theories

Profile

  • Completed coursework in the doctoral program at a graduate school of Keio University
  • Master of Arts in Business and Commerce, Keio University
  • Graduate of Keio University
    Assistant Professor Akao worked for Kanto Gakuin University before accepting his current position.

Publications

Kigyo-no Chishiki Riron: Soshiki, Senryaku-no Kenkyu [Theories on knowledge of firms: studies of organizations and strategies] (co-author) (in Japanese), Chuokeizai-Sha, Inc., Jun. 2014
Capability-no Soshiki-ron, Senryaku-ron [Organizational theories and strategic theories of capabilities] (co-author) (in Japanese), Chuokeizai-Sha, Inc., Sept. 2010
Dynamic Capabilities Framework from the Viewpoint of Routine: from Simon to Teece (sole author) (in Japanese), Kanto Gakuin Journal of Economics and Management, No. 273, Mar. 2018
Conceptual Changes of Routines in Teece’s Theories (sole author) (in Japanese), Mita Business Review, Vol.58, No.2, Jun. 2015
Knowledge Problems in Dynamic Capabilities Framework (sole author) (in Japanese), Annals of the Society for the History of Management Theories, No. 22, May 2015
Teece and Carnegie School: a study of relevance in theories (sole author) (in Japanese), Journal of the Academy of Management Philosophy, Vol.12, No.1, Apr. 2015

Takuo ANDO, Associate Professor

Takuo ANDO, Associate Professor

Design management is an approach that applies the concept of design in activities involved in corporate management. In recent years there has been a state of uncertainty and unpredictability of the global economy, this is typically described with the acronym VUCA: volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. Business corporations must continue to gain profits even in such an environment. Due to the state of unpredictability, however, it is not easy to find measures to identify problems or to decide what actions to take.
How should business corporations create new value in the future? It is in this context that the wisdom of design began to attract attention. As a result, it is clear to see that businesses need the mindset of designers; individuals who can accept the state of uncertainty and ambiguity and who enjoy looking for optimal solutions.

Fields of expertise

Design Management, Design Theory, Product Development

Profile

  • Completed the doctoral program (Major: Business Management) at the Graduate School of Business Administration, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
  • Graduate of the Environment & Design Institute, College of Business Administration, Ritsumeikan University

Academic Society Membership

  • Japan Academy of Business Administration

Publications

Ando, T. & Yaegashi, K. (2016). Strategic use of the context integration capabilities of industrial designers. Economics, Social Sciences and Information Management: Proceedings of the 2015 International Congress on Economics, Social Sciences and Information Management (ICESSIM 2015). Taylor & Francis Group, London. U.K.

Ando, T. (2017). Dual Nature of Designer’s Attitudes toward Two Types of Design-Led Innovation. Proceedings of the Design Management Academy Conference 2017, Design Management Academy.

[Translation]
Verganti, R. (2017). Overcrowded: Designing Meaningful Products in a World Awash with Ideas, Nikkei Business Publications, Inc., Jun. 2017. (Editorial Supervisor: Anzai, H., Translation supervisor: Yaegashi, K. and Design Management Lab, Ritsumeikan University).

Yosuke TOMITA, Associate Professor

Yosuke TOMITA, Associate Professor

Associate Professor Tomita researches in the field of financial economy, which is widely analyzed from the perspective of institutional economics. Therefore, graduate students will have the opportunity to learn about many fields such as economics, Investment finance, corporate finance, the legal environment and historical aspects of economics. At the same time, graduate students will study multivariate analysis which corresponds to their own research theme.

Courses taught

Courses for the CFP® Certification Education Program, Financial Accounting

Fields of expertise

Financial economics, Law and finance, Corporate governance, Institutional economics, Comparative law

Profile

[Degrees]

  • Ph.D. in Finance, Graduate School of Commerce, Chuo University, Japan
  • M.A. in Commerce, Graduate School of Commerce, Chuo University
  • B.A. in Commerce, Department of Marketing and Trade, Faculty of Commerce, Chuo University

[Business experience]

  • Assistant Manager, Tokio Marine Asset Management Co., Ltd.
  • Asahi Life Asset Management Co., Ltd.
  • Shinko Securities Co., Ltd.

[Academic career]

  • Assistant Professor, Toyo Gakuen University, Japan
  • Assistant Professor, Kyoei University, Japan
  • Part-time Lecturer, Graduate School of Business Administration, Toyo Gakuen University
  • Part-time Lecturer, Kyoei University
  • Part-time Lecturer, Tokyo Woman's Christian University, Japan
  • Part-time Lecturer, Toin University of Yokohama, Japan

WWW

https://sites.google.com/site/yosuketomita2017/

Academic Society Membership

  • Japan Society of Monetary Economics
  • Society for the Economic Studies of Securities
  • Japan Financial Management Association
  • Japan Finance Association
  • Japan Society for The Study of Credit Theory
  • The Japan Society of Household Economics
  • The Japanese Society of Insurance Science

Publications

Tomita, Y. (2018). Asset Allocation and Investment Performance on Pension Funds: Relationship between Asset Allocation and Legal Origin. Discussion of Legal Origin, Path Dependence and Change in Type of Financial Markets. Journal of the Nihon Zaimu Kanri Gakkai. No.29.

Tomita. Y. (2016). Does Legal Origin Affect Excess Return and Market Risk in Stock Markets? Journal of the Nihon Zaimu Kanri Gakkai. No.27.

Tomita. Y. (2012). What Kind of Impacts Do German Investment Trust Funds Have on Firms?: About Institutional System of German Investment Trust Funds. Journal of the Nihon Zaimu Kanri Gakkai. No.23.

Kayo OGAWA, Assistant Professor

Kayo OGAWA, Assistant Professor

Yan FENG, Assistant Professor

Yan FENG, Assistant Professor

Toyo Gakuen University Business and Economic Review

Toyo Gakuen University Business and Economic Review Vol.4, No.2 - March 2017