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¥2,900,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,900,000)
Fiscal Year 2003: ¥500,000 (Direct Cost: ¥500,000)
Fiscal Year 2002: ¥1,000,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,000,000)
Fiscal Year 2001: ¥1,400,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,400,000)
This study explored, theorized, and empirically verified underlying mechanisms that led ethical bankruptcies in Japanese organizations. The author drew on multiple methodologies including phenomenology, Habermasian discourse ethics, and Foucaultian genealogy to offer a new conceptualization, one that aided in the assessment of unethical practices. The contributions of national culture to the crimes were omitted as much as possible to establish a position of general theory. The conceptualization was then applied to examine some cases to show the contextualization of abstract concepts. The results were published at Journal of Management Studies, 2002, Vol.39, and Journal of Business Ethics, 2002, Vol. 38.
In this study, the author also theoretically speculated the possibility of deconstructing unethical cultures and institutions and proposed the ideas of reconstructing ethical cultures in organizations. He advanced "reflexivity," one of major concepts evolved and discussed among the academicians of French and German social theories and philosophies. The major ideas were published at Asia and Europe in New Global System (edited book) and Soshiki Kagaku (the official journal for the Academic Association for Organizational Science, 2004, Vol. 37).