Youichi Kawano Assistant Professor

My DreamElucidate the capabilities of high-quality management

ThemeElucidation of capabilities indispensable to management and development of management ability acquisition method

Field

Managerial capacity theory, Agricultural Business Studies, Agricultural economics, Brewing Business Studies, Bio-business management, Small business theory

Keyword

Managerial skills, Corporate management, Agricultural management, Small and medium enterprises, Brewing industry, Human resource development, Ability development

Instructable research topic for doctoral thesis

  • 農業・食品企業における経営者能力の構成要素の解明に係わる課題
  • 北海道の畑作経営における経営・経済面に係わる課題
  • 北海道の酪農経営における経営・経済面に係わる課題
  • 醸造業経営における特徴的な経営・技術的要因の解明に係わる課題

Message

経営者能力とその開発の方向性は、人それぞれ、組織それぞれで様々な方法が存在します。しかし、組織経営を成功に導くための能力の多くは、経営者が意欲的に取り組んだ様々な経験と学習によって開発されるものであると思います。このような能力開発に必要な要件は経営者のみならず、様々なひとに不可欠な要因です。大学でも自らが進んで様々な経験と学習に取り組むことで自らの可能性を見極め、共に成長していければと思います。
また、これまでの教育研究活動を通じて、学生とともに十勝地域の農業を応援することを究極の目標とした組織の立ち上げと運営をしています。詳しくは「me+you~うれしいとおいしいの足し算~」のホームページをチェック!
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Academic degree Ph.D(International Bio-Business)
Self introduction

I'm from Hakodate, Hokkaido. I studied zymology at university, and at graduate school, I conducted research on theories of small and medium-sized enterprises and of managerial effectiveness. In my spare time, I worked in various fields, such as organic agriculture in Niigata and radiation dosimetry in Fukushima. To contribute to Hokkaido industry, we aim to collate the results of our research, mainly those on theories of managerial effectiveness. I enjoy walking my dog.

Room addressGeneral Research Building Ⅰ
Room numberN3302-5
Mail address kawano atmark obihiro.ac.jp

Belongs

Research Department/Department of Agro-environmental Science/Division of Agricultural Economics/Section of Agricultural EconomicsCenter for Industry-University Collaboration/産学連携推進室長

Introduction

In recent years, the business environment surrounding the agriculture, forestry, fishery and food industries, which are positioned as the key players in the production, processing and distribution of food, has undergone drastic changes. The challenges facing industries related to food and agriculture in Japan are pointed out here: increasing of food self-sufficiency, the securing of safe and reliable supplies of food, the establishment of new business models for regional environmental conservation, and the creation of new players. To respond to these challenges, it's important to establish management that ensures the sustainability of the following: agriculture, forestry and fishery; food processing and distribution; nature conservation, regional environmental conservation, industries related to nature conservation and regional environmental conservation, and companies related to such industries.
To address these challenges, it's necessary not only to establish individual agricultural and corporate management strategies, but also to prepare a wide variety of management strategies in collaboration with various organizations and regions, as well as in cooperation with different industries, including food manufacturing. It's also necessary to elucidate the management skills that are required to respond to these new trends and to clarify the specific development process of managerial abilities.
As for the development of management capabilities to address various changes in domestic and foreign environments, a method by which to develop management capabilities was conceptually positioned within general and agricultural management research. However, the experience and learning that lead to the development of management capabilities have not been elucidated concretely. In addition, despite various researchers' claims of the need for an objective understanding of such development with reference to psychological methods and the like and those researchers' claims of the need for the clarification of personal qualities required for sound management from long ago, such personal qualities have been regarded as innate natural qualities of human beings that are not subject to research, and research such as that described above has never been conducted.
To comprehensively characterize what constitutes sound management ability, there is an urgent need to distinguish between human qualities that are believed to be inherent and managerial abilities that are regarded as subject to improvement. In addition, it's important to elucidate the constitutional characteristics of managers and the experience and learning that contribute to the development of managerial qualities.
Our ultimate goals are to establish objective methods for quantitatively and qualitatively understanding management ability, to evaluate managerial abilities, to compare characteristics of managers that differ according by industry and region, to comprehensively consider what makes a manager capable, and to obtain research results that will guide various managers around the world.

List of current research topics

  • Study on elucidation of the relationship between organizational management ability and business outcomes in agricultural organization management
  • Study on elucidation of unique managerial capabilities of successor of agriculture and examination of direction of capacity development
  • A Study on Change of Crop rotation System of Upland Crop Agriculture and Elucidation of Cropping Factors in Tokachi Agriculture
  • Study on elucidation of characteristics of managerial and technical factors based on innovative raw material procurement system in brewing industry
  • Study on elucidation of success factor in restaurant management at medium and small scale
Related industries Corporate management, Agricultural management, Upland farming agriculture, Animal husbandry, brewing
Affiliated academic society The Farm Management Society of Japan, The Agricultural Economics Society of Japan, Agricultural Extension Research Society of Japan, Society of Practical Integrated Agricultural Science, The Agricultural Economics Society of Hokkaido, Agricultural Extension Research Society of Hokkaido, The Association for Regional Agricultural and Forestry Economics
Academic background 2002-2006 Department of Fermentation Science, Faculty of Applied Biosciences, Tokyo University of Agriculture
2007-2008 (Master)International Bi0-Business studies, Graduate School of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture
2008 International Bi0-Business studies, Reserch studeht, Tokyo University of Agriculture
2009-2012 (Ph.D)International Bi0-Business studies, Graduate School of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture
2012 International Bi0-Business studies, post-doctoral fellow, Tokyo University of Agriculture
2013 Assistant Professor, Division of Agricultural Economics, Department of Agro-environmental Science, Obihiro University
of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
2015 Assistant Professor, Section of Agricultural Economics, Division of Agricultural Economics, Department of Agro-environmental Science, Obihiro University
of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine