Ritsumeikan University | Graduate School of Technology Management

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Katsutoshi FURUTA Associate Professor

03/1997 Wakayama University Graduated
03/2007 Osaka Prefecture University Graduate School of Economics Completed, Master of Business Administration
09/2015 Doshisha University Graduate School of Policy and Management Doctoral Degree Program in Technology and Innovative Management Completed, PhD in Technology and Innovative Management

Field of Research
Management, Management of Organizations
Human Resource Management
Career Development
Industrial/ Organizational Psychology
Organizational Behavior, Counseling

Theme of Research
International Comparative Research on Management of Global R&D and their human resources.
Career development and plateau of scientists and engineers.


Katsutoshi FURUTA received his Ph.D. in Technology and Innovative Management at Doshisha University. He also received his Master’s degrees in Business Administration at Osaka Prefecture University. He has extensive practical experience with Fujitsu Limited and Panasonic Limited. He focuses his research on Human Resource Management. He is also a director of the Japanese Association of Administrative Science, a director and editor of the Japanese Association of Career Counseling, a director of the Japan Society of Internship and Work Integrated Learning, and a researcher of The Research Institute for STEM Human Resources at Doshisha University.

Selected Publications

  • Furuta, K., Nakata, Y. (2019). Career self-reliance and labor migration for R&D engineers in the Japanese electric and electronic industry, Journal of career design studies, 15, pp.5-16
  • Furuta, K. (2018). The Relationship among Meaningfulness of University Life, Work Value
    and Career Consciousness of University Students in Japan, The Japanese Journal of Career Education, 37(1), pp.1-10
  • Furuta, K., Tsuji, A., Matsuo, C. (2017). The Effect of Career Counselors' Qualification on Students' Satisfaction in Counseling : Focusing on the Counseling in the Career Center of the University, The Japanese Industrial Counseling, 19(1), pp.31-42

Affiliation with Academic Associations

  • Japan Society of Human Resource Management
  • Japanese Association of Industrial Counseling
  • Japanese Association of Administrative Science
  • Japanese Association of Industrial / Organizational Psychology
  • Japan Society of Intenship and Work Integrated Learning
  • Career Design Institute-JAPAN 

Academic Awards

  • Winner, "Best Paper Award", Japanese Association of Administrative Science, 2010
  • Winner, "Best Paper Award", Japanese Association of Industrial Counseling, 2015
  • Winner, "Academic Award", Japan Society of Human Resource Management, 2017