Division of Industrial Systems Management and Innovation: Course Introduction and Faculty Members

Introduction of the Division of Industrial Systems Management and Innovation

The Division of Industrial Systems Management and Innovation will help students acquire advanced specialized and interdisciplinary knowledge on economics and management in industrial systems, as well as on environment and resource management, and train them to have the necessary analytical skills and task analysis skills essential to the information society. We will develop human resources who are equipped with research and practical skills through project research and who can lead the creation of new values and sustainable development of industrial systems.

Features of the curriculum

  • We will introduce “Project Research” to develop practical education and research. Students will develop practical research skills by addressing specific issues provided by community stakeholders, considering solutions based on surveys and research, and disseminating outcomes.
  • Students who have been admitted via admission for adult education or self-recommendation admission can select an option of writing a research paper (study on specific issues), which is considered equivalent to a master’s thesis, if the request is accepted. In this way, students can complete the program by submitting the research paper that proposes solutions to practical issues as the achievement of research.
  • We will enhance our career development courses and support diverse career development. For example, students can take courses such as “Special Lecture on Practical Skills,” “Internship Practice,” and “Leaderships,” and acquire business mindsets that are required for being active in the real world.
  • Our goal is to address complex research themes without being limited to a specific research field, and thereby resolve regional issues in a multifaceted and comprehensive manner.

Course introduction and degrees awarded

The Division of Industrial Systems Management and Innovation has two Courses: “Economics and Management” and “Environment and Resource Management.” Economics and business management, in which to study economic phenomena, their structures, and the principles and operations of corporate activities, and environmental policy and human geography, in which to study the industries and resources of local communities, are closely related academic fields and thus comprehensively regarded as industrial systems. In cooperation with local communities and businesses, we play a practical role and function in the industrial systems, contributing to the creation of new value in each field.

Economics and Management Course

In the Economics and Management Course, we will foster human resources who can rationalize and optimize economic and management activities in the industrial society with systematically acquired economic and management expertise and skills. Upon completion of the program, a degree of Master of Economics will be awarded.

Environment and Resource Management Course

The Environment and Resource Management Course is to develop human resources who can resolve various issues in local communities using the knowledge of diverse social sciences in addition to economics and management and who can manage and utilize the environment and resources related to local industries. Upon completion of the program, a degree of Master of Philosophy will be awarded.

Faculty

Name
Position
Degree
Research Keywords
Course in Charge
Professor
MA
China situation, Japan-China relations, Chinese
Modern Chinese Affairs
Professor
Ph.D.
information industry, network economy, e-business
Information Industry
Professor
MA
cost accounting, quality costs, transaction costs, agency costs
Cost Accounting and Management
Professor
MA
optimization mathematics, differential equations, uncertainty
Mathematical Economics
Professor
Ph.D.
management strategy, management organization, computerization
Strategic Management
Professor
Ph.D.
Developing countries, Poverty, Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM), Mercury pollution, Regional innovation, Shikoku Seiyo Geopark
International Regional Innovation
Professor
Ph.D.
Economic Statistics, Social Statistics
Social Statistics
Professor
Ph.D.
industrial management, production management, logistics
Production Management
Professor
Ph.D.
market mechanisms, market failures, information asymmetry, incentives
Microeconomics
Professor
Ph.D.
family history, regional history
Western Economic History
Professor
Ph.D.
Chinese finance, Chinese economics and culture
Chinese Economic Theory
Professor
Ph.D.
Africa, urban geography, sake culture, regional development
Regional Landscape Studies
Professor
MA
financial statements, accounting principles, accounting standards
Financial Accounting
Professor
Ph.D.
Regional planning, Revival of a disaster-stricken community, Attitude-behavior change
Regional Management
Professor
Ph.D.
promotion of fisheries, vitalization of fishing village communities, social structure, life culture
Fisheries Social Science
Professor
Ph.D.
business management, business innovation, comparative business history
Business Management
Associate Professor
Ph.D.
environmental governance, global warming, 3R
Environmental Management
Associate Professor
Ph.D.
Environmental project, Rural sustainability, Preferences, Social impact assessment, Statistical analysis
Environmental Economics
Associate Professor
Ph.D.
business information ethics, management information theory, information systems
Information Management
Associate Professor
Ph.D.
rural areas, Southeast Asia, regional resource management
Development in Asian Societies
Associate Professor
BA
career, human resources, management
Human Resource Management
Associate Professor
MA
Marketing, Customer needs
Marketing
Associate Professor
Ph.D.
food, agriculture, rural areas, regional development
Comparative Area Studies
Associate Professor
Ph.D.
Monetary Economics, Banking System
International Money and Finance
Associate Professor
MA
economic policy, modern capitalism, state, international economic policy, international finance
Economic Policy
Associate Professor
Ph.D.
consumption, macroeconomics
Macroeconomics
Associate Professor
Ph.D.
Regional innovation, industrial agglomeration
Industrial Location theory
Associate Professor
Ph.D.
consensus building, public governance, social psychology
Public Governance
Associate Professor
Ph.D.
distribution, regional commerce, resale buyers, town development
Local Retail Theory
Associate Professor
MA
sports data analysis, leadership, learning theory, sports volunteers
Special Lecture on Practical Skills
Associate Professor
Ph.D.
physical activity, health promotion, epidemiological research methods
Health Management
Associate Professor
Ph.D.
Sustainability, human-nature relationships, Multispecies
Social-Environmental System Studies
Associate Professor
MS
rural areas, human-nature relationships
Lecture on Geographical Information Science
Senior Assistant Professor
Ph.D.
resource self-sufficiency, community development, forest management, Indonesia
Rural Community
Senior Assistant Professor
Ph.D.
Urban and Landscape Design, Urban Design, City Planning
Theory of Urban Design
Senior Assistant Professor
MA
organization theory, leadership theory, human resource management theory
Leaderships
Senior Assistant Professor
Ph.D.
farmers’ market, rural revitalization, agricultural products marketing
Regional Organization Theory

Three policies of the Division of Industrial Systems Management and Innovation