Tokyo Keizai University(TKU) Research Laboratory for

Cross-Cultural Organization and Career Development











東京経済大学 グローバル組織・キャリア開発研究所

所長 小山健太



Toward the "Evolution" of Japanese-style Organization and HRM


Japanese government has been promoting policies to increase foreign/international employees so that Japanese companies can make their businesses more globalized and innovative collaboration with international and diverse talents.


Inclusion of international employees is a matter of "Diversity & Inclusion", and should be necessary to be approached from  the theories of Organization Development and Career Development. Nevertheless, academic researches from these perspectives have been limited, and practices at Japanese companies have also been seeking a new way.


Therefore, we established this research laboratory for empirical research and practical projects in collaboration with Japanese companies. Our purpose is not to replace Japanese-style organization and HRM with another model, but to find a way of the "evolution" of Japanese-style organization and HRM.


We are keen to put our research results to practice at Japanese companies. And we are looking forward to supports and cooperation from many people and companies. 


Kenta Koyama, Ph.D.

Director, TKU Research Laboratory for Cross-Cultural Organization and Career Development


Established on 1 April, 2018.

Completed on 31 March, 2023.

小山健太: 出入国在留管理庁「総合的な支援をコーディネートする人材の役割等に関する検討会」委員に就任 (2022年度)

Kenta Koyama serves as a member of the governmental committee for coordinators who support foreign residents in Japan, which is organized by  Immigration Services Agency of Japan in FY 2022.

小山健太: 厚生労働省(受託:大原学園)「令和3年度中長期的なキャリア形成を支援するためのキャリアコンサルタント向け研修等の実施」事業における「外国人の能力開発に関するキャリアコンサルタント向け専門研修」検討委員会座長に就任 (2021年度)

Kenta Koyama served as the Chairperson of Advisory Committee for Career Consulting to Foreigners in Japan, which is organized by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) and is entrusted to Ohara Academy in FY 2021.

小山健太: 政府の「外国人留学生の就職や採用後の活躍に向けたプロジェクトチーム」委員に就任(2019年度)


Kenta Koyama became a member of a governmental project team in FY 2019. METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry), MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology), and MHLW (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare) jointly launched a project team. The purpose of the project team is to improve and enhance recruitment of foreign students and management of foreign employees at Japanese companies.

実績  Past Activities

論文・学会発表 Academic Papers and Presentations


寄稿 Magazine Articles


講演 Seminars for HR Staff, Line Managers, and HR Consultants