Katsuhiko YoshikawaShizenkan University · Graduate School of Innovation and Leadership
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Citations since 2016
11 Research Items
My research focuses on two fields. First, I conduct research in the domain of international human resource management, primarily investigating the impact of host and home country environment on MNCs' HRM practices. Second, I also explore what drives prosocial and proactive behaviors among diverse workforce today.
Although the country-of-origin effect on staffing practices of multinational corporations (MNCs) is well-known, its underlying mechanisms are under-theorized. Drawing on the cross-cultural management and comparative institutionalism literatures, we propose an overarching, theory-based framework with two mechanisms, dispositional and contextual, tha...
We conceptualize generalized exchange orientation, and develop and validate a scale assessing individual orientations toward generalized exchange as well as reciprocal and negotiated exchange for offering a full set of measurements for social exchange orientation. Through 4 phases and using data from 1,408 participants, we established factorial, no...
To critically evaluate the relevance of social exchange theory (SET) to the contemporary workplace, Chernyak-Hai and Rabenu point out a number of factors that reshape work relationships and suggest how to apply and extend social exchange theory to understand the new era work relationships. However, in their discussion, they focus mainly on reciproc...
We analyse intercultural communication challenges between Japanese expatriates and Chinese employees, adopting a mixed methods exploratory sequential design with qualitative interviews and a quantitative survey. Whereas Japan and China are both considered high-context cultures with cultural similarities, interviews suggested that Japanese expatriat...
To understand gender inequality in STEM, Miner et al. (2018) illustrate how an individual lens and a social-structural lens provide complementary perspectives. They indicate that gender inequality in STEM should not be simply understood from an individual lens concerning individual choices and responsibilities but also a social-structural lens conc...
Although generalised exchange has been considered to be a key ingredient of organisational social capital, it has attracted limited attention in the organisational behaviour (OB) literature. Drawing upon studies of generalised exchange in a wide range of social science disciplines and social exchange research in the OB literature, I aim to answer a...
Cultural studies in international business have focused intensively on country-level analyses and have been criticized for their limited efforts to conceptualize and measure much richer, more dynamic and multi-level cultures. Drawing on literature from economic geography, we propose a new perspective that takes intra-national regional culture as th...
Emerging technologies and increasing economic interconnectedness enable people and workplaces to connect and collaborate across organisational, cultural and national boundaries. This development inevitably shakes up the way organisations are structured and managed, therefore new theories are urgently needed to understand the new-era work, workplace and work relationships. This stream of research investigates what new constructs and theories should be explored to understand the new-era work and relationships, especially from the perspectives of individual differences and social capital. The latest research includes: 1) Generalised Social Exchange as a key mechanism to understand new-era workplace relationship. 2) Practising "cultural transcendence" drawing from multiculturalism and multilingualism as an emerging cultural and cognitive capital to bridging and bonding beyond physical and symbolic boundaries.
Cross-cultural management studies between East and West are relatively well established in the literature, yet we know little about the dynamic and nuanced challenges between East and East. This stream of research explores cross-cultural issues between East cultures, for example, cultural challenges for an East Asian MNC operating in another East Asian culture.