Katsutoshi Fushimi

Doctoral StudentKatsutoshi Fushimi

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I joined the DSocSci programme in February 2019 with academic interest in international human resource management. Whilst pursuing my doctorate I work at JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) Research Institute in Tokyo. I have three decades of professional experience in international development cooperation and have served countries including Costa Rica, Guatemala, Bulgeria, Austria, Serbia, Iraq and Uzbekistan. I hold an MSc in Human Performance and Marketing from the Oregon State University, USA.



My doctorate thesis explores the function of ceremonial adoption, which occurs during a cross-national transfer of organisational practices within a multinational organisation. More specifically, the thesis aims to explain how the ceremonial adoption serves as a safeguard for the overseas office members of a Japan's international development organisation when its headquarters in Tokyo transplants their practices to their offices in developing countries.


Fushimi, K. (2019) 'The ceremonial adoption of organisational practices revisited: implications for development cooperation practitioners', Journal of International Development Studies, 28(2), pp. 97-108.

Fushimi, K. (2018) 'The puzzle of the universal utilisation of the logical framework approach: an explanation using the sociological new institutional perspective', Literature Review No.14. Tokyo: Japan International Cooperation Agency Research Institute.

McAlexander, J., Fushimi, K., and Schouten, J. (2000) 'A cross-cultural examination of a subculture of consumption: judo in Japan and in the United States', in Belk, R.W., Costa, J., and Schouten, J. (eds) Research in Consumer Behaviour. Stamford, CO: JAI Press, Vol.9, pp. 47-69.

Fushimi, K. (1992) Cultural and historical transformation of judo in the United States and Japan: is sport dependent on the dominant culture? Masters thesis. Oregon State University.

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