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Dr Takashi Nishimura

Visiting academic

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  • How human resource management practices impact working behaviours, social capital and organisational capability, which may ultimately influence organisational performance. Recent research interests are as follows;, 
  • 1. The effects of flexible working arrangements on work attitudes under COVID-19, 
  • 2. Strategic human resource management: the new types of HPWS and examining the black box between human resource practices and organisational performance, 
  • 3. The effect of human resource management on social capital formation from the view of micro-foundation, 
  • 4. The effect of perceived human resource management strength on individual performance


Henley Business School, Whiteknights Campus


Dr Nishimura is a visiting scholar of the International Business and Strategy Department in Henley Business School. He is an Associate Professor of the Graduate School of Management, Tokyo Metropolitan University (Japan), specialising in Strategic Human Resource Management .

His papers have been accepted and published in Japanese, peer-reviewed journals such as; The Japan Association of Industrial/ Organisational Psychology Journal and Organisational Science (both in Japanese) . He is also one of the editors of the textbook, 'Human Resource Management from the Ground Up' (forthcoming in Japanese).

He has a PhD from Hitotsubashi University and before entering his academic career, worked in human resources for Hitachi Co. Ltd, for four years.

Dr Nishimura was also an Associate Professor at the University of Tokushima (Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences) and Tokyo University of Science before his current position at Tokyo Metropolitan University.

He is currently a senior editor and an editorial member of the Academic Association for Organisational Science and has been an editorial member of the Japan Academy of Business Administration and Japan Society for Human Resource Management.