Research Consortium

 ※Contents shown here are as of the 31st of March,2013 which is the final day of the GCOE Program.

Our Research Consortium

  Joined by leading Japanese corporations, HJBS has established a research consortium to share business and research experiences. The consortium works as a liaison to establish long-term relations with corporations, offering us opportunities to both accumulate and analyze longitudinal, internal data from Japanese corporations. The Center holds conferences to share research results with the member corporations.



“Organizational Deadweight (OD)” The 4th Term Survey
Project Outline Our research team has studied characteristics of organizational behaviors and strategies in Japanese firms on the basis of systematically collected questionnaire data. In order to explore the issues, we launched a research consortium with Japanese firms in 2004. Since then we have conducted questionnaire survey biennially. In the fourth survey in 2010FY, more than 1000 managers participated in the survey from 135 business units of 19 firms.
The core concept of our research is “Organizational Deadweight (OD)”, which is defined as “an ineffectual organizational load caused by low organizational cohesiveness that hampers cooperation among middle-level managers pursuing their organizational goals”
  1. Fuji Film Corporation
  2. Hitachi Cable, Ltd.
  3. IHI Corporation
  4. Kikkoman Corporation
  5. Kirin Group Office Company,Limited
  6. Kobayashi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
  7. Kyocera Corporation
  8. Misumi Group Inc.
  9. Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
  10. Nippon Express Co., Ltd.
  11. Nippon Steel Engineering Co., Ltd.
  12. Nitto Denko Corporation
  13. Noritake Co., Limited
  14. Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd
  15. Panasonic Corporation
  16. Seiko Epson Corporation
  17. Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
  18. Toshiba Corporation
  19. Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation

“Idemitsu Project: IPO and Products Innovation”
Project Outline The purpose of Idemitsu Project is to make clear Idemitsu Kosan's strategies before and after IPO in 2006. The project focuses on Idemitsu's products innovation, vertical integration and globalization.
  1. Idemitsu Kosan Co.,Ltd.