Professor Toshihiro Sasaki
|Area and Subject Taught||Organizational Theory|
|Research Theme(s)||Interorganizational Relations and Collaboration between Businesses and NPOs|
|Academic Degrees||Master of Business Administration, Meiji University|
|Keywords for Research Field||Interorganizational Relations, Businesses and NPOs, multi-sector collaboration|
|Office Phone Number||81-75-705-1712|
Organization theory is a discipline that applies a theoretical framework to explore the behavioral mechanisms and elements in common between for-profit organizations, such as private companies, and not-for-profit organizations (NPOs), given the similarities and differences between the two. Organization theory can be divided into micro-organization theory (organizational behavior) and macro-organization theory. A major component of the latter is the theory of interorganizational relations, which is the analysis of relations between different organizations.
This theory covers an exceptionally broad range of phenomena. Examples of types of interorganizational relationships include vertical relationships between large corporations and SMEs, strategic alliances between companies, exchange between SMEs in different industries, and the development of information networks among companies. In addition to these themes, an area of study currently garnering considerable attention is one that compares relations between companies in the same field with relations between companies in different fields. Examples of topics studied include the importance of collaboration between businesses and NPOs, two different organizations; consortiums, which serve as an umbrella for companies in different industries; and the management of industrial clusters.
Concepts such as cognition, learning, and trust are becoming more important as key words that clarify the dynamic change the processes of these interorganizational relations. The study of these phenomena is known respectively as interorganizational cognition, interorganizational learning, and interorganizational trust. I conduct both theoretical and empirical research in all of these areas.
Notable Publications and Works
- 佐々木利廣（2003）「企業とNPO のコラボレーション：JAHDS マインアイ共同開発」『経営論集』（オムロンと日本IBM とジオサーチの3 社がNPO のJAHDS と協働で地雷探知装置マインアイを共同開発したケースを分析）
- 佐々木利廣（2001）「企業とNPO のグリーン・アライアンス」『組織科学』第35巻第1号（3つのケースをもとに企業とNPOのアライアンスの過程を分析）
- H.E.Aldrich and Toshihiro Sasak（i 1995）, "R&D Consortia in the United States and Japan" ,Research Policy vol.24（. 複数の競争企業が共同開発を行うときのマネジメントについての日米比較）