Waseda Business School
(Graduate School of Business and Finance)


SUGIURA Masakazu, Professor



Upon graduation from Kyoto University, Professor Sugiura started his professional career with Nissan’s Overseas Planning Department in 1982. After obtaining MBA from Stanford Business School in 1990, he worked with Bain & Co. and Mercer as a consultant, and he served as the Leadership Development Manager at Citibank N.A., and the General Manager of HR Department and Defined Contribution Pension Business at Schroders. He has taught HRM and OB from perspectives of general management at Waseda since 2004. His current position has begun since 2008, and he served as the Director of Waseda-Nanyang Double MBA Program from 2007 to 2011, Assistant Dean of Graduate School of Commerce from 2010 to 2012, and Associate Dean of Graduate School of Business and Finance from 2016 to 2018. He also serves as a director of Japanese Academy of Human Resource Development, and an auditor of Kunitachi College of Music.

Academic Degrees

M.B.A., Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, 1990

B.A., Sociology, Kyoto University, 1982

Selected Publications

<Publications in English>


“Occupational Perceptions of Direct Supplier Relations Managers,”The Journal of Japanese Operations Management and Strategy, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 62-78.

Four Categories of Globalization and Subsequent Changes of Procurement Functions in Automobile Industry,” Waseda Bulletin of International Management, Vol. 39, pp. 39-57, 2008.

… and others.


“Fundamentals of Human Capital Management for Asian Global Companies,”Ch. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, Marshall Cavendish, 2010. (Co-authors: Otaki, R. and Umezu, H.)


Cleanup Corporation – Leading Design Innovation in a Japanese Firm, The ASIAN Case Collection, Nanyang Business School, pp.1-11, 2007(and 2009).

… and others.

 <Publications in Japanese>  


“Retention of Employees Locally Hired by Japanese Companies in Singapore,” The Annals of Japan Society for Applied Management, Vol. 52, pp. 7-15, 2015.

“Four Sources of Self Efficacy Held by Researchers in Japanese Companies,” Waseda Bulletin of International Management, Vol. 45, pp. 61-72, 2014.

“Cognition of Commitment at Workplaces: From Perspective of Rationality, Autonomy, Consistency and Identification,” WiAS Research Bulletin, Vol. 5, pp. 27-41, 2013.  (Co-author: Edagawa, Y.)

“Concepts in Role Theories and Role Competency at Workplace, Waseda Bulletin of International Management, Vol. 44, pp. 15-29, 2013.

“Narrowly Defined and Broadly Defined Moral Hazard in the Global Financial Crisis,” The Annals of Japan Society for Applied Management, Vol. 49, pp. 19-28, 2012.

“Boundary between Business and Fraud: Case Studies of the Lawsuit and Investigation Regarding Transactions on Synthetic CDOs known as ‘Abacus’ and ‘Dead Presidents’,” Japan Academy of International Business Studies, Vol 3, No. 2, pp. 45-59, 2011.

“Structural Elements of ‘Scandals’ in Large-scale Economic Crises: Phase Transition from ‘Credit’ to ‘Discredit’ in South Sea Bubble and Enron Scandals, Waseda Bulletin of International Management, Vol. 42, pp. 9-29, 2011.

“Buyers’ Cognition of Environment and Self in a Manufacturing Company: Findings from Research on Double Cognitive Difference between Buyers and Non-buyers in a Procurement Department,” Journal of Innovation Management, No.5, pp. 81-98, 2008.

“Transition from Organization-base to Individual-base: New Human Resources System ‘Individualization,’ ‘Visualization’ and ‘Self-assistance’ in DC Pension Plan in Japan,” Journal of Japan Society for Management Accounting, Vol. 9, pp .1-15, 2007.

… and others.


For Those Who Believes Management Is A Matter of People and Organizations, Doyukan, 2014.

Vocabulary Notebook as Intellectual Asset for Business People, Nikkei BP, 2012.

Chapter 7, “People and Organizations,” Introduction to MBA as the Basic Knowledge for Business People, “Nikkei BP, 2012.

Courses Taught

[Class in English] 

Management Issues of Japanese Business (for NTU=Waseda double MBA Program)

[Classes/ Seminars in Japanese] 

Management of People and Organizations (Core)

Mission and Leadership (Elective: with M. Iwata)

Seminar: Management of People and Organizations (for Professional Program)

Seminar: Strategic HR Management (for General Program)

… and others.


Speaker, The Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training, 2014.

… and others.

People and Organization Management Module Website: http://jinzai-zemi.jp/index.html

People and Organization Management Module Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WBS.jinzai


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SHIGEMOTO Akiko, Associate Professor
SAITO Kenji, Professor
NEMOTO Naoko, Professor
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