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Kanji Tanimoto
Professor, School of Commerce, Waseda University

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Kanji Tanimoto is Professor in Business and Society at the School of Commerce, Waseda University, Japan. He recently was Visiting Professor at the Free University of Berlin in 2010 and 2014. Prior to joining Waseda, he was a professor at the Graduate School of Commerce, Hitotsubashi University. He received his doctorate in business administration from Graduate School of Business Administration, Kobe University. He is Founder and President of an academy: Japan Forum of Business and Society, which is the first academic society in this field in Japan. He is an editorial member of some journals. He serves on the program committee of the International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility at Humboldt University. He has been consulting and providing advices to leading Japanese companies on CSR management over the last 20 years. He also has engaged some Japanese Government committees on business & society and social business. His research interests are the relationship between business and society, corporate social responsibility, social business and social innovation. He has published numerous books and papers on these topics. His website: http://tanimoto-office.jp

●Present position:
Professor, School of Commerce, Waseda University (2012-present)
Professor, Graduate School of Commerce and Management, Hitotsubashi University (2000– 2011)
Professor, Faculty of Commerce and Management, Hitotsubashi University (1997– 2011)

●Visiting positions:
Visiting Professor, Cologne Business School, Germany (2017-2018)
Visiting Professor, Hamburg School of Business Administration, Germany (2017)
Visiting Professor, Free University of Berlin, Germany (2017)
Visiting Professor, National Taipei University, Taiwan (2016)
Visiting Scholar, Massey University, NZ (2015)
Visiting Scholar, National Taipei University, Taiwan (2015)
Visiting Professor, Free University of Berlin, Germany (2010 and 2014)
Visitng Scholar, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden (2004)

●Degree:
PhD in Business Administration
・Graduate School of Business Administration, Kobe University, Japan,(1981-1984).
Master of Business Administration
・Graduate School of Business Administration, Kobe University, Japan,(1979-1981).
Bachelor of Business Administration
・Faculty of Business Administration, Osaka City University, Japan,(1974-1979).

●Research Interests:
Business and Society, Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Innovation

●Academic Activity:
Japan Forum of Business and Society, President
The Humboldt-international Conference on Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility, Program Committee
Global Corporate Governance Institute, Academic Advisory Committee,
3rd International Conference CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance, Organizing Committee (pdf)
・The Japan Association for Social and Economic Systems Studies, Board Member (President, 2009-2012)

●Journal Editorial Service:
Corporate Governance: The international journal of business in society, Associate Editor
Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, Editorial Advisory Board
International Journal of Corporate Social Responsibility, Editorial Board
Annals of Japan Forum of Business and Society, Editorial Board
The Journal of Corporate Citizenship, Special issue:Japanese Approaches to CSR, Guest Editor (2014)

●Social Activity:
He has served as Council and Committee of METI, MHLW, MOE, MLIT and CAO.
He was Representative Director(2005-2009)/Special Advisor(2009-2011) of Social Innovation Japan(NPO).
He has provided third-party opinions on CSR reports of and consultings to several dozen of Japanese listed-companies.
He is also Councilor and Advisor of some foundations and NPOs.

●Tanimoto Office:
http://tanimoto-office.jp/

●Teaching
<Current>
Advanced Business and Society (Graduate School) 
Business and Society (Undergraduate School)
<Previous>
Advanced Corporate Society, Advanced Non-Profit Organization(Graduate School) 
Corporate Society, International Comparative Management, Corporate and Market(Undergraduate School)