Waseda Business School
(Graduate School of Business and Finance)

Faculty

SHIGEMOTO Akiko, Associate Professor

Profile

Professor Shigemoto has broad professional experience in business and finance in the public and private sectors as well as academia. Her research interests are multinational corporations ethical/unethical behavior and corporate responsibility such as CSR, ESG/sustainable management. Prior to joining WBS Professor Shigemoto taught business ethics at Rutgers Business School in the U.S. Before pursuing her Ph.D. as a Fulbright scholar she was involved in corporate research/evaluation as a financial investigator of the Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission of the Financial Services Agency (FSA), as a rating analyst at Moody’s, and as an equity research analyst at Citigroup. She was awarded the Society for Business Ethics Founders’ Award in 2012 and 2013. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and an independent director of RS Technologies Co., Ltd.

Academic Degrees

Professor Shigemoto received a BA degree in business administration and a MA degree in economics from Meiji University, Japan, and is ABD of Ph.D. in management at Rutgers University, United States.

Selected Publications

Papers

“Transforming Finance and Investment for the SDGs,” In M. Elder and P. King ed., Realising the Transformative Potential of the SDGs, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, 2018 (with M. Elder and P. King).

“Business and SDGs: Raising the Level of Ambition,” In M. Elder and P. King ed., Realising the Transformative Potential of the SDGs, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, 2018 (with M. Elder and P. King).

“Technological Innovation and Corporate Responsibility: A Capability Approach,” PhD dissertation, Rutgers University Graduate School, forthcoming.

【Conference Presentations

“Responding to Crises Around the World: The Role of Multinational Corporations in Disaster Relief,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Business Ethics (SBE), Orlando, USA, 2013.

“Lost in Translation: The Implementation of MNCs’ CSR in Their Host Countries,” Colloquium of the European Group of Organization Studies (EGOS), Montreal, Canada, 2013.

“Complicit or Catalyst: The Role of Multinational Corporations in Human Rights,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Business Ethics (SBE), Boston, USA, 2012.

“The Role of International Business Connections in Technology Transfer and Corporate Social Responsibility,” Workshop on US-India-Japan Business Alliance for U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI), Washington DC, USA, 2012.

 Books

“Leadership and Managing for Stakeholders” by E. Freeman, et. al., (Japanese Translation with others), Hakuto, 2010.

“Ethics Theory and Business” by T. L. Beauchamp and N. E. Bowie (Japanese Translation with others), Koyo, 2003.

“Business Ethics” by D. Stewart (Japanese translation with others), Hakuto, 2001.

Courses in charge

Strategic CSR Management

Global Opportunities and Threats: Oxford (GOTO) Workshop (collaboration with Saïd Business School)

Sustainable Business and Strategic CSR

Business Ethics (Executive program)

SDGs management (Executive program)

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