Formed on 23 January 2005
Revision on 17 October 2006
Revision on 6 February 2009
Revision on 5 September 2012
Latest Revision on 19 October 2013
This society calls itself “Japan Society of
Organization and Accounting” (abbreviated as JSOA).
society’s purpose is to inform
the world about research outcomes of the new “Japanese-style management system”
developed in Japan. At the same time JSOA also promotes “International Studies” on the
interface of managerial competencies between Japan and other countries,
including Asian as well as Western countries under the globalized business
activities of Japanese companies.
Thus, it will contribute to the world business community and
academic society by presenting acquired knowledge overseas.
In order to fulfill the purpose stipulated in Article 2, JSOA
carries out the following business:
1) As its primary role, JSOA periodically publishes Japanese
Management and International Studies (JMIS), a peer-reviewed English book
series concerning management, accounting, and related subjects. The book series
is distributed worldwide. The following activities are supplementary in order
to implement this primary role.
2) In order to realize publication of the book series, JSOA holds
periodical study workshops.
3) In order to promote the study
of the special theme of each volume of the book series, JSOA operates study
groups in accordance with the themes.
4) In order to realize publication of the book series, JSOA
carries out field studies at corporations as the need arises.
5) JSOA also publishes Japanese-written books concerning
management, accounting, and related subjects as the need arises.
6) In order to promote sequential publication of the book series,
JSOA establishes a close relationship with academic societies at home and
abroad, as well as with other related research centers (management
associations, organization associations, accounting associations, corporate
finance associations, production or operations management associations,
industrial management associations, and others).
Ⅳ: Membership and its Categories
JSOA consists of members at home and
abroad who study management, accounting, and other related subjects.
Membership criteria for entry selection
are as follows:
1) Those who have studied management of business
organizations, accounting, or other related subjects for over two years, have
research achievements, apply for membership to the JSOA’s president
with recommendations by current members, and get approval by the board of
2) Corporations and organizations that
agree with the ethos of JSOA and are recognized as suitable by the board of
(Categories of Members)
There are two categories of members, namely,
formal members and associate members.
formal member is
any individual who pays an annual membership fee. In return, such members
receive a copy of the annually published volume of the book series, can
contribute papers to the JSOA book series, and can present papers in the JSOA research
associate member is
any member who does not pay membership fees. Such members cannot contribute
papers to the JSOA book series but can present papers in the JSOA research
V: Membership Dues
A formal member shall make the payment of an annual membership fee of 6,000
VI: Obligations of Book Series
1) All contributors to the book
series should give a part of the manuscript
submission fee to JSOA by extending the receivable income generated by the book
2) A contributor as a formal
member has paid
the membership fee beforehand and should purchase two copies of the contributed
volume of the book series in question.
An associate member can
become a formal member by paying the membership fee in order to write a paper for
the JSOA’s book series and purchasing two copies of the contributed volume
of the book series in question.
4) Overseas contributors should purchase three copies of the
contributed volume of the book series in question.
5) A Contributor who has been
requested by JSOA to write a paper for the book series under the approval of
the series editor-in-chief should
buy three copies of the contributed volume
of the book series in question.
VII: Payment Procedures of Membership
Dues and of Book Series Purchases by Contributors
(Payment of Membership Dues)
JSOA’s formal members should transfer their
membership fees to the account of JSOA at Japan
Post Bank (JP Bank) using the JP Bank transferring voucher sent
by JSOA’s director in charge of membership dues.
(Payment of Book Series Purchases
1: The JSOA accountant will receive the total
amount for copies payable to each author via the Japan
Post Bank (JP Bank) account using the JP Bank transferring voucher.
Step 2: The JSOA accountant will
send the names and addresses of the authors to the publisher via email,
transfer the total amount of money to the bank account of the publisher, and ask
the publisher to send the said number of copies to the individual author via
postal sea mail.
VIII: Members of the Executive
JSOA’s board members consist of the
president, vice presidents, directors, founder,
auditor, and assistant managers.
need arises, the executive
board selects or removes members. Each board member is responsible for daily
business in order to achieve JSOA’s aims.
The board of directors decides the overall business activities of JSOA. It also
selects and removes members of the editorial board for publishing the book
series and Japanese books
The composition of members of the
board of directors and their main roles are as follows:
The president, who is also chairperson of the board of directors, represents JSOA
and manages all the business activities of JSOA.
Vice president 1 is responsible for the general
business affairs of JSOA and assists the president.
Vice president 2 is responsible
for public relations and general operations of JSOA.
Director 1 is responsible for the general
Director 2 is responsible for organizing
Director 3 is responsible for public
Director 4 is responsible for membership
Director 5 is responsible for organizing
Director 6 is responsible for publishing
Directors 7, 8, and 9 are responsible for
The founder is responsible for the publications of JSOA.
The auditor is responsible for auditing all accounts.
Assistant manager 1 assists by accounting for
daily receipts and disbursements and in final settlements of financial
Assistant manager 2 assists in public
relations and operations of JSOA.
When the president cannot assume
responsibilities due to incapacitation, the vice president responsible for
general affairs takes over the president’s duties.
The term of officers’ service is three years
except for the founder, but officers can continue to serve by the decision of the
board of directors.
IX: Editorial Board
The book series has an editorial
board of international standing. The editorial board consists of the
editor-in-chief (series editor), managing editors, and editorial advisory board
members. By-laws of the editorial board are stipulated separately.
X: Office of JSOA
office of JSOA resides in the address of the director who is in charge of
Current Members of Board：
Gakuin University, Japan
University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Kokushikan University, Japan
National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Gakuin University, Japan
Kozo Suzuki, Tokyo Metropolitan Government,
Founder & Editor-in-Chief
Management and International Studies
Osaka Gakuin University, Japan
Yamaguchi, Niigata University, Japan
Hirai, Takasaki City University of Economics
By-Laws of Editorial Board
on 23 January 2005
on 28 June 2008
on 6 February 2009
Ⅰ: Objectives and Features of Book Series
society periodically publishes Japanese Management and International Studies
(JMIS), a peer reviewed professional journal in book series format concerning
management, accounting and related subjects. The journal is distributed
on Japan and Japan-related issues, the series is designed inform the world
about research outcomes of the new “Japanese-style management system” developed
in Japan. It includes the Japanese version of management systems developed
abroad. In addition, we publish research by foreign scholars and concerning
foreign systems that constitute significant points of comparison with the
topics in this series are management systems of the organization in a broad
sense and the accounting systems that support the organization. More
specifically, topics include business strategy, organizational restructuring,
corporate finance, M&A, environmental management, business models, operations
management, managerial accounting, financial accounting for organizational
restructuring or M&A, manager performance evaluation, and remuneration
research approach is interdisciplinary, and we can accept case studies,
theoretical studies, normative studies, or empirical studies.
Ⅱ: Publication Format of the Book Series
publish this book series at least once a year and ascribe a volume number to
publish each volume comprising about 250 pages, but less than 300 pages, in
hardcover. Each volume will contain in principle between 12 and 15 articles.
coherent “series title” of this book series is Japanese Management and
International Comparative Studies. Each volume has the series title in the
heading in lower case and the volume’s special theme is its main title.
Consequently, each volume has its own unique main title. It is as if we are
publishing a journal with a special issue on a certain topic every year.
Ⅲ: Structure of Editorial Board and Roles of
Series Editor and Managing Editors
Our society’s board of directors will establish an international editorial
board, in order to publish this book series, and the institute’s board
of directors will select and dismiss the editorial board members. The editorial
board will consist of series editor, managing editors, and editorial advisory
editor-in-chief as the series editor of the book series will manage the
managing editorial committee consisting of the managing editors who commit
themselves to the actual editing process. The managing editorial committee
implements the following tasks for each volume: 1. selection of volume theme;
2. selection of volume editors (guest editors); 3. review of the structure and
contributors to the volume; 4. final review of a project proposal of each
volume that is submitted to the publisher.
Ⅳ: Terms of Members of Editorial Board
term of managing editors will be three years, but depending on the decision by
the society’s board of directors, it is renewable.
term of editorial advisory board members will be three years, but depending on
the decision by the society’s board of directors, it is renewable.
Volume editors, in principle, finish their terms with the publication of their
V: Roles of Volume Editors
editors are experts on their volume’s special theme and will serve as the guest
editors. The series editor may join the team of volume editors depending on the
nature of the special theme.
with the series editor, volume editors will carry out the following:
will draw up project plans (volume proposal), including a brief overview of
their special themes, prospective contributors, and the number of pages. They
will also write how the papers will be reviewed, and submit their volume
proposal to the managing editorial committee for review. (Prospective referees
should include a few editorial board members.)
the volume proposal had been successfully passed, the volume editor should
start study group. For this study group the volume editors will select experts
in the special theme as candidate contributors. Each study group will exist for
up to three years. Japanese groups are responsible for making presentations on
their research findings in their study workshops or society’s study workshops
in three years at the latest. After the start, each group should present a
report to the managing editorial committee about its interim achievement every
volume editors should ask the members of the study group to submit articles.
When these papers are submitted, they will be reviewed.
Consulting with the society’s director for public relations, the volume editors
will distribute a call for papers on the institute’s web page and via academic
mailing lists. The volume editors will select referees for submitted
manuscripts responding to calls for papers and solicited manuscripts, and ask
them to review these manuscripts.