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  • Kazuko YOKOYAMA, Professor
    Kazuko YOKOYAMA, Dean, Professor
  • In accordance with the globalization of corporate activities, Japanese companies now make extensive use of international human resources. In order to achieve success, Japanese companies are transforming from traditional employment practices towards applying diversity management in their human resource management practices. Professor Yokoyama supervises research in the field of human resource management in Japanese companies by drawing comparisons between Japanese-style employment management and the merit-based systems.
  • Courses taught
  • Human Resources Strategy
  • Fields of expertise
  • Professional Career Development, Human Resource Management
  • Profile
  • • Ph.D. in Economics, Kyoto University, Japan
    • MBA, Indiana State University, U.S.A.
    After having worked for international organizations, such as the ILO, UNHCR and FAO, Professor Yokoyama held a position as Professor in the Faculty of Humanities at Toyo Gakuen University before accepting her current position.
  • Academic Society Membership
  • • Japan Society of Human Resource Management (JSHRM)
    • Academy of International Business
    • European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management
  • Human Resources Management in the UN: A Japanese Perspective
    Kazuko Yokoyama, Human Resources Management in the UN: A Japanese Perspective, Hakuto-Shobo, March 2014
  • 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
  • Working in South-East Asia (sole author), PERICANSHA Publishing Inc. Dec. 2017 Human Resources Management in the UN: A Japanese Perspective (sole author), HAKUTO-SHOBO, Mar. 2014
  • Hideto AZEGAMI, Professor
    Hideto AZEGAMI, 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
  • 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.
  • Masaru ISHIKAWA, Professor
    Masaru ISHIKAWA, Vice Dean, Professor
  • Financial information plays an important role in the diverse aspects of business management, such as formulation of business plans, measurement of business performance, strategic investment, and assessment of corporate value. Students under Professor Ishikawa's supervision theoretically examine the usefulness of the accounting information of companies obtained from their financial statements, along with financial information obtained from the market. He gives students instruction on various empirical methods in order to make use of the information for corporate analysis.
  • Courses taught
  • Finance, Financial Accounting
  • Fields of expertise
  • Finance, Financial Accounting
  • Profile
  • • Completed the doctoral program, Keio University Graduate School of Business Administration, Japan
    • MBA, Keio University Graduate School of Business Administration, Japan
    Professor Ishikawa worked for a CPA firm, served Tamagawa University as a part-time lecturer and the University of Wales as an adjunct professor on the MBA Program, before accepting his current position as a professor of the Faculty of Business Administration and Graduate School of Business Administration at Toyo Gakuen University.
  • Academic Society Membership
  • • Japanese Association of Management Accounting
    • Japanese Association of Real Estate Financial Engineering
    • Japan Business Communication Association
  • Publications
  • Accounting Essence (co-author), SANNO Institute of Management, January, 2017.
    Accounting/Finance (sole author), SANNO Institute of Management, February, 2016.
  • 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
  • Kenya HIRANO, Professor
    Kenya HIRANO, Professor
  • Professor Hirano supervises research on the performance and improvement of individuals and organizations, based on theories and literature on motivation. In particular, students study the human resource management of Japanese companies based on contemporary research and cases that focus on diverse workplaces.
  • Courses taught
  • Human Resources Management, Business Management
  • Fields of expertise
  • Human Resource Management, Employment Systems
  • Profile
  • • Completed coursework in the doctoral program at Meiji Gakuin University, Graduate School of Economics, Japan.
    • Graduate of Takasaki City University of Economics.
    Associate Professor Hirano worked for Seiryo Women's Junior College and Saitama Gakuen University before joining the Faculty of Business Administration, Toyo Gakuen University.
  • Academic Society Membership
  • • Japan Society of Human Resource Management
    • Japan Society for Applied Management
    • The Academy of Management Philosophy
    • Nippon Academy of Management
  • Publications
  • Speculations about a Strategic Cross-sector Collaboration among Business, Government, and Non-Profit Organizations for the Revitalization of Regional Economy (sole author), The Annals of Japan Society for Applied Management, No.52, Jun. 2015
    The Basic Concepts and Words of Business Administration (co-author), MINERVA-SHOBO, Apr. 2013
    Human Resource Management (co-author), GAKUBUN-SYA, May 2010
  • 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
  • Takashi ONO, Associate Professor
    Takashi ONO, Associate Professor
  • How are good strategies created in an organization? In the classes Professor Ono teaches, students look at the content and process of formation of such strategies from an academic perspective. Students engage in various tasks, including theoretical studies, the development of frameworks for analysis, case studies, and interpretation of cases. As he supervises students to completion of their master's theses, he puts particular value on achieving a high academic standard.
  • Courses taught
  • Strategic Management, Organizational Management
  • Fields of expertise
  • Strategic Management, Organizational Management
  • Profile
  • • Completed coursework in the doctoral program at the Graduate School of International Social Sciences, Yokohama National University
    • Master's degree, Graduate School of Business Administration, Meiji University
    Before he joined Toyo Gakuen University, he worked for Gifu Keizai University as an associate professor in the Faculty of Business Administration and the Graduate School of Business Administration.
  • Korean Association of Modern Japanology
    Takashi Ono, A Study on the Role of the Coach in College Sport - From the Viewpoint of Organization Theory, Korean Association of Modern Japanology, Ilbon Kundawhak Yungu, August 2016
  • Publications
  • A Study on the Role of the Coach in College Sport - From the Viewpoint of Organization Theory, Korean Association of Modern Japanology, Ilbon Kundawhak Yungu, August 2016
    Human-oriented management strategy theory - toward building a strategic theory that enables the integration of management and human nature - (sole author), Fukuro Shuppan, 2014
  • Satoru GOTO, Associate Professor
    Satoru GOTO, Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor Goto's specialism is the creation of value in new product development. Specifically, he explores development from the viewpoint of design; how products create meaning and what technologies are necessary to make the products become a reality. He supervises research thesis on product development strategies and organizations.
  • Courses taught
  • Business Administration Research
  • Fields of expertise
  • Design Management, Management Strategy
  • Profile
  • • Master's degree in Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
    • Ph.D., Management of Technology, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
    Assistant Professor Goto has experience working in manufacturing and also worked for the Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University as a postdoctoral fellow before joining Toyo Gakuen University.
  • Academic Society Membership
  • • Japan Association for Management Systems
    • The Japan Society for Science Policy and Research Management
    • The Academic Association for Organizational Science
    • Society for Serviceology
  • Innovation of Meaning and Product Service System
    Satoru Goto, Innovation of Meaning and Product Service System, Lambert Academic Publisher, 2017
  • Publications
  • Innovation of Meaning and Product Service System (sole author), Lambert Academic Publisher, 2017
    Technology Epiphany and an Integrated Product and Service (sole author), Journal of Technology Management and Innovation. Vol.12, No.2, pp.34-44, 2017
    The interaction between design research and technological research in manufacturing firms (co-author), Smart Manufacturing Innovation and Transformation: Interconnection and Intelligence, Chapter 9: pp.226-251, IGI Global, 2014
    Technology development Strategy for Radical Product Meaning (co-author), International Journal of Business and System Research, Vol.8, No.4, pp.402-418, 2014
  • Sarah Louisa BIRCHLEY, Associate Professor
    Sarah Louisa BIRCHLEY, Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor Birchley is interested in the role geography plays in the distribution of entrepreneurial activity and how individuals are motived in and by their career, particularly in terms of mindset.
  • 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
  • Making Sense of Self-Initiated Expatriate Academic Careers in Japan (sole author), Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Mar. 2016
    Exploring the Psychological Contract Between Self-Initiated Expatriate Academics and their Organizations in Japan (sole author), Bulletin of Toyo Gakuen University, Apr. 2016
    Managing Accreditation, Change, and Quality in Japanese Higher Education (sole author), Proceedings of the International Conference Towards Excellence in Leadership and Management in Higher Education, Jul. 2016
    Self-initiated Expatriate Academics in Japan: Networks and Sociocultural Brokerage (sole author), Proceedings of the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management, Sept. 2016
Toyo Gakuen University Business and Economic Review Vol.4, No.2 - March 2017
Toyo Gakuen University Business and Economic Review Vol.4, No.2 - March 2017
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