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Japan Society of Organization and Accounting By-Laws

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 

: Name

This society calls itself “Japan Society of Organization and Accounting” (abbreviated as JSOA).


: Purpose

This 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.


: Businesses

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).  

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: 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 directors.  

2) Corporations and organizations that agree with the ethos of JSOA and are recognized as suitable by the board of directors.

(Categories of Members)

There are two categories of members, namely, formal members and associate members.

A 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 workshops.

An 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 workshops.


V: Membership Dues

A formal member shall make the payment of an annual membership fee of 6,000 yen.


VI: Obligations of Book Series Contributors

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 series.

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.

3) 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 by Contributors)

Step 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 Board

JSOA’s board members consist of the president, vice presidents, directors, founder, auditor, and assistant managers.

  As the 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:

1. President: The president, who is also chairperson of the board of directors, represents JSOA and manages all the business activities of JSOA.

2. Vice presidents:

  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.

3. Directors:

  Director 1 is responsible for the general secretariat.

  Director 2 is responsible for organizing members.

  Director 3 is responsible for public relations.

  Director 4 is responsible for membership dues.

  Director 5 is responsible for organizing study groups.

  Director 6 is responsible for publishing Japanese books.

  Directors 7, 8, and 9 are responsible for international affairs.

4. Founder: The founder is responsible for the publications of JSOA.

5. Auditor: The auditor is responsible for auditing all accounts.

6. Assistant managers:

 Assistant manager 1 assists by accounting for daily receipts and disbursements and in final settlements of financial statements.

  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

The office of JSOA resides in the address of the director who is in charge of membership dues.


Current Members of Board


Gunyung Lee, Niigata University, Japan


Vice Presidents

Kazuki Hamada, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan

Yoshiyuki Nagasaka, Konan University, Japan



Henry Aigbedo, Oakland University, USA

Shufuku Hiraoka, Soka University, Japan

Mahfuzul Hoque, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Noriko Hoshi, Hakuoh University, Japan

Tomonori Inooka, Kokushikan University, Japan

Chao Hsiung Lee, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan

Yoshiteru Minagawa, Nagoya Gakuin University, Japan

Kozo Suzuki, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Japan


Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Japanese Management and International Studies

Yasuhiro Monden, Tsukuba University, Japan



Kanji Miyamoto, Osaka Gakuin University, Japan


Assistant Managers

Naoya Yamaguchi, Niigata University, Japan

Hiromasa Hirai, Takasaki City University of Economics



By-Laws of Editorial Board

Formulated on 23 January 2005

Amendment on 28 June 2008

Latest amendment on 6 February 2009

: Objectives and Features of Book Series

The 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 worldwide.

Focusing 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 Japanese system.

Research 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 systems, etc.

The research approach is interdisciplinary, and we can accept case studies, theoretical studies, normative studies, or empirical studies.

: Publication Format of the Book Series

We will publish this book series at least once a year and ascribe a volume number to each volume.

We will 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.

The 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.

: 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 board members.

The 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.

: Terms of Members of Editorial Board

1) The term of managing editors will be three years, but depending on the decision by the society’s board of directors, it is renewable.

2) The 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.

3) Volume editors, in principle, finish their terms with the publication of their volume.

V: Roles of Volume Editors

Volume 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.

Consulting with the series editor, volume editors will carry out the following:

1) They 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.)

2) When 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 year.

3) The volume editors should ask the members of the study group to submit articles. When these papers are submitted, they will be reviewed.

4) 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.

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