Introduction to the Objectives and Activities of the Japan Society of
Organization and Accounting
The Japan Society of Organization and
Accounting was established by Professor Yasuhiro Monden (Emeritus Professor at
Tsukuba University) with the aim of contributing to both industry and academics
on a global scale by publicizing the results of business management and
accounting research internationally. (This Society began with the establishment
of the “Management and Accounting Information Workshop” in 1993. The name of
the society was then changed to the “Japan Institute of Management and
Accounting Research,” which in turn was developmentally dissolved and newly
established as the Japan Society of Organization and Accounting in December of
We are currently involved in the following
four main activities:
- The annual
publication of the English book series Japanese
Management and International Studies.
seminars and workshops, where seminars are held four times a year and
workshops are held under various specific themes. The final results of the
presentations made during these seminars and workshops are then published
in the annual English book series.
publication of research results as books, monographs, and textbooks
through Japanese publishers.
surveys by visiting business sites as required for English publications.
Of these activities, the most important is
the publication of the English book series, as its publication is the ultimate
goal of this Society. We aim to continue
publishing fresh editions of this book series annually.
Unfortunately, within Japanese business
management academics, the institutional network regularly publicizing research
results in English has, thus far, been less enough. Therefore, we encourage all
individuals involved in both the research of and finding solutions to various
business management problems and those involved in the business world to
actively and constructively participate in the Society’s various ventures. We also
believe that these individuals should endeavor to project their findings
internationally by launching their own English papers, because such actions
will directly contribute to the development of both theories and practices of
business management and accounting globally.
The fundamental essence of this Society is
to gather like-minded individuals that have both interest and appreciation of
business management and accounting. Each member is, at the very least, obliged
to present to the Society the research that they are currently undertaking or the
challenges that are facing in their work, and inspiring their fellow members by
doing so. Wherever possible, members are also encouraged to actively contribute
to the annual English book series.
Interested individuals can join this Society
at any time, which offers two types of membership: formal and associated. Formal
members pay an annual membership fee of 5,000 yen, receive an annual copy of
the English book series and can directly contribute to it, and can participate
in the seminars and workshops held by the Society and present their research.
Associated members do not need to pay an annual membership fee, but can still
participate in seminars and workshops and are even permitted to present their
findings. Any individual contributing their papers to the English book series
are requested to become formal members and pay the membership fee to assist in
publication costs. They are also asked to purchase two copies of the edition in
which their paper is published.
The number of individuals supporting the
goals of the Japan Society of Organization and Accounting is on the rise, and
the number of formal members is also gradually increasing. With your active
participation and support, we hope for the continued development of this
Society well into the future.
Japan Society of Organization and