YOKOZAWA Kodo

Affiliation

Faculty of International Social Sciences, Division of International Social Sciences

Job Title

Associate Professor

Research Fields, Keywords

kaizen, International management, knowledge transfer, qualitative methods

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Education 【 display / non-display

  • 2005.10
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    2012.3

    University of Twente (Universiteit Twente)   International Management   Doctor Course   Completed

  • 2002.10
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    2004.12

    Eastern Washington University   Master of Business Administration (MBA)   Master Course   Completed

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  • PhD - University of Twente

  • Master of Business Admin - Eastern Washington University

Campus Career 【 display / non-display

  • 2016.4
     
     

    Duty   Yokohama National UniversityFaculty of International Social Sciences   Division of International Social Sciences   Associate Professor  

  • 2021.4
     
     

    Concurrently   Yokohama National UniversityInterfaculty Graduate School of Innovative and Practical Studies   Associate Professor  

  • 2017.4
     
     

    Concurrently   Yokohama National UniversityCollege of Business Administration   Department of Business Administration   Specialization in Global Business   Associate Professor  

  • 2016.4
     
     

    Concurrently   Yokohama National UniversityGraduate School of International Social Sciences   Department of Business Administration   Associate Professor  

External Career 【 display / non-display

  • 2013.4
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    2016.3

    University of Hyogo   School of Business Administration   Lecturer  

  • 2012.4
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    2013.3

    University of Tokyo   Manufacturing Management Research Center   Associate researcher  

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  • 2020.5
     
     
     

    European Operations Management Association

  • 2013.5
     
     
     

    多国籍企業学会

  • 2012.10
     
     
     

    国際ビジネス研究学会

  • 2012.6
     
     
     

    組織学会

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  • Humanities & Social Sciences / Business administration

 

Research Career 【 display / non-display

  • Why kaizen is difficult to be transferred abroad? An empirical study on the relationship between employee anxiety and kaizen performance

    Project Year: 2020.4 - 2023.3

  • Transfer of Japanese production management systems to firms in India: Development process of the corroborative continuous improvement community

    Project Year: 2014.4 - 2018.3

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  • Contibution of a sense of urgency to employees' collaborative behavior and job performance: Empirical evidence from Japan

    Hao Anh Nguyen, Kodo Yokozawa

    Proceedings of the 6th World Conferce on Production and Operations Management   2022.8  [Reviewed]

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  • Psychological mechanisms of “sustaining” individual kaizen activities: A conceptual model

    Kodo Yokozawa, Thoa Xuan Thi Pham, Hao Anh Nguyen, Huong Thi Xuan Phung

    Proceedings of the 6th World Conferce on Production and Operations Management   2022.8  [Reviewed]

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  • Role of a sense of urgency in driving employees' innovative behavior: Empirical evidence from Japan

    Hao Nguyen, Kodo Yokozawa, Toru Takagi, Tim Wolput.

    Annual Meeting of Academy of Management (AOM)   2022.3  [Reviewed]

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  • Towards an Economic Theory of Lean

    Eivind Reke, Daryl Powell, Kodo Yokozawa

    Advances in Production Management Systems: Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable and Resilient Production Systems   712 - 720   2021.8  [Reviewed]

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    Language:English   Publishing type:Research paper (international conference proceedings)   Publisher:Springer   Joint Work  

    For more than 40 years, researchers have studied the operations management practices of Toyota and their application in different companies and industries, most notably under the heading of lean operations. Even though lean has become an integral part of the operations management curriculum and corporations such as Danaher have embraced it as their “way of doing business”, lean has yet to truly breach the executive echelons of most firms and as such fails to reach its true potential as an alternative, people-centric, and sustainable business model. To address this gap, we have carried out an extensive literature search on the subject and conducted several interviews with C-suite executives from lean firms. Our findings point us in the direction of an underlying economic theory of lean, based on the business model and associated practices of the Toyota Motor Corporation. Furthermore, we present three exemplary case companies which have adapted some or all of these practices under the guise of lean production.

    Other Link: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-85874-2_78

  • Role of personal anxiety in individual kaizen behaviour and performance: evidence from Japan

    International Journal of Operations & Production Management   2021.7  [Reviewed]  [Invited]

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    Language:English   Publishing type:Research paper (scientific journal)   Publisher:Emerald Publishing Limited   Joint Work  

    Other Link: https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/IJOPM-09-2020-0670/full/html

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  • THE JOSE A.D. MACHUCA 6TH P&OM WORLD CONFERENCE HIGHLY COMMENDED PAPER

    2022.8   6th P&OM World Conference   Contribution of a sense of urgency to employees’ collaborative behavior and job performance: Empirical evidence from Japan

    Individual or group name of awards:Hao Anh Nguyen and Kodo Yokozawa

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  • なぜ改善活動は海外への移転が困難なのか:従業員不安と改善活動の関係性の実証研究

    2020.4 - 2023.3

    科学研究費補助金  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)

    Investigator(s):横澤公道

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    Grant type:Competitive

  • インド企業への日本的生産システムの移転:企業間協働改善コミュニティの形成プロセス

    2014.4 - 2018.3

    科学研究費補助金  Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists(B)

    Investigator(s):横澤公道

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    Grant type:Competitive

    本研究は既存の知識移転の枠組みを延長し、組織コミュニティへの知識移転を調査した。インドの地場自動車部品サプライヤーコミュニティを事例研究調査した結果、生産システムの受け手のコミュニティの特性が、①高いトップのコミットメント、②メンバー同士の対等な関係、③メンバー同士の頻繁な資源の交換、④メンバーの適度な技術・知識の違い、⑤メンバー間の情報の高い見える化を行っているときに、知識の移転度が高くなり、その結果、⑥製造パフォーマンスが高くなっていた。本研究はこれらの条件下では、組織コミュニティに対する知識移転のほうが単体の企業の知識移転よりうまくいく可能性があることを明らかにした。

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  • 不安感は改善活動をドライブするのか:改善活動の国際移転の可能性をさぐる

    横澤公道  [Invited]

    東京大学大学院経済学研究科ものづくり経営研究コンソーシアム定例会議第1分科会  2022.9  東京大学大学院経済学研究科モノづくり経営研究センター

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    Event date: 2022.9

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Venue:東京大学経済学研究科学術交流棟(小島ホール)1階 第2セミナー室  

  • 改善提案活動における個人不安の役割 改善の国際移転の可能性の考察

    横澤公道  [Invited]

    東京大学大学院経済学研究科 経営学ワークショップ  2021.12  東京大学大学院経済学研究科

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    Event date: 2021.12

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Public lecture, seminar, tutorial, course, or other speech  

    Venue:オンライン  

  • Role of Personal Anxiety in Individual Kaizen Behaviour and Performance

    Kodo Yokozawa  [Invited]

    RIEB Seminar  Research Institute for Economics and Business Administration, Kobe University

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    Event date: 2021.7

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Venue:Online  

  • 従業員不安と改善の関係性

    横澤公道

    組織学会  横浜国立大学

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    Event date: 2020.6

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Venue:横浜国立大学  

  • いつ不安は改善活動を促進するのか:最新の実証研究を踏まえて

    横澤公道

    Kaizen IT Summit in Japan 2020 Virtual  合同会社 アイティ・マネジメント研究所

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    Event date: 2020.5

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Venue:オンライン(Zoom)  

    従業員の知恵と工夫を凝らした継続的な現場改善提案活動は模倣しにくく、長期的には大幅なコスト削減を実現することから、日本企業の競争力の源泉といわれてきた。もともと製造現場から生まれたこの概念は現在、開発、サービス、病院、郵便局でも適用され、品質向上、コスト低減のみならず、従業員教育やモチベーション向上のための活動として、国内外の企業においても重要な活動となっている。一方で、その活動を継続的に実行することは容易ではなく、活動のモチベーションを維持することの困難性や、拠点間で活動レベルに差が出るということがいわれている。今回、これまであまり焦点が当てられてこなかった個人がもつ「不安感」に着目し、それが改善活動を促進するのか、最新の研究結果を報告する。

 

Charge of on-campus class subject 【 display / non-display

  • 2022   International Business

    College of Business Administration

  • 2022   Seminar 2a (Master's Programs)

    Graduate School of International Social Sciences

  • 2022   Seminar 1b (Master's Programs)

    Graduate School of International Social Sciences

  • 2022   Seminar 1a (Doctoral Programs)

    Graduate School of International Social Sciences

  • 2022   Seminar 1a (Master's Programs)

    Graduate School of International Social Sciences

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  • 事例研究法

  • The Collaborative Mindset, Managing Relationships

  • Qualitative Analysis

  • Monozukuri Management in Japan

    Institution:国際大学

  • 経営学研究方法特論A

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