Name

EDMAN, Jesper Carl Goeran

Official Title

Associate Professor

Affiliation

(School of Commerce)

Sub-affiliation

Affiliated Institutes

イノベーション研究所

研究所員 2018-

Research Grants & Projects

Grant-in-aids for Scientific Research Adoption Situation

Research Classification:

Empirical research on market creation and language: From an institutional theory perspective

2018/-0-2022/-0

Allocation Class:¥17030000

Research Classification:

Transferring innovations from abroad to Japan

2013/-0-2015/-0

Allocation Class:¥3510000

Research Classification:

The Impact of Municipal Industrial Policy on Entrepreneurial Behaviors and Performance

2019/-0-2023/-0

Allocation Class:¥17550000

On-campus Research System

Special Research Project

Creating a global organizational identity at Japanese companies

2018

Research Results Outline:In a studyof two Japanese companies, I found that internationalization ofteIn a studyof two Japanese companies, I found that internationalization often leads to organizationalidentity conflicts, cent...In a studyof two Japanese companies, I found that internationalization often leads to organizationalidentity conflicts, centered on the company’s historic values, beliefs andpractices, and the way they may be changing. One reason for conflict is that whiletop-level management often espouses global traits (e.g. diversity, use ofEnglish, international market focus, etc), these aspects are often miscommunicatedto middle management, leading the latter tend to re-emphasize their Japaneseidentity. Middle management often uses terms introduced by top management, butin practice their Japanese identity is still important. Identity conflict alsoarises due to geographical distance. When global headquarters are separatedfrom national headquarters, it can lead to a feeling of distrust and disconnect.This is often heightened by companies’ well-meaning efforts to place foreignemployees in the same location. Such concentration of foreign staff results in abifurcation of the organizational identity, such that one part becomes “global”while the other sees itself as Japanese. This negatively affects knowledge-sharingand may eventually lead to organizational divestiture. In order to offset the identityconflicts that arise during internationalization, companies should co-locate globaland national staff, and ensure that top management’s strategies are understood bymiddle management.

Lecture Course

Course TitleSchoolYearTerm
International Strategies and Organization 1School of Commerce2020fall semester
Introduction to business 1School of Commerce2020spring semester
International Corporate Strategy IASchool of Commerce2020spring semester
International Corporate Strategy IBSchool of Commerce2020fall semester
International Corporate Strategy IIASchool of Commerce2020spring semester
International Corporate Strategy IIBSchool of Commerce2020fall semester
Research DesignGraduate School of Commerce2020spring quarter
International Strategies and OrganizationGraduate School of Commerce2020fall semester
Institutional Theory and Macro OTGraduate School of Commerce2020fall semester
International Business StudiesGraduate School of Commerce2020fall semester
International Management and Organizational InstitutionalismGraduate School of Commerce2020spring semester
International Management and Organizational InstitutionalismGraduate School of Commerce2020fall semester
International Management and Organizational InstitutionalismGraduate School of Commerce2020spring semester
International Management and Organizational InstitutionalismGraduate School of Commerce2020fall semester
International Management and Organizational InstitutionalismGraduate School of Commerce2020spring semester
International Management and Organizational Institutionalism (D)Graduate School of Commerce2020fall semester