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  KIMURA Rikio
   Department   College of Asia Pacific Studies
   Position   Professor
■ Education
1. 2009/06~2014/09 〔Doctoral course〕 Education, Sussex School of Education and Social Work, University of Sussex, Completed, Doctor of Education
2. 2004/01~2007/08 〔Master degree program〕 Organizational Leadership, School of Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship, Regent University, Completed, Master of Arts
3. 1993/01~1995/12 〔Master degree program〕 Community Development, Department of Resource Development, Michigan State University, Completed, Master of Science
4. 1995/01~1995/09 Refugee Studies Centre (Visiting Study Fellow), University of Oxford,
5. 1988/04~1992/03 Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, Mie University, Graduated, Bachelor in Social Sciences
■ Academic and professional experience
1. 2018/04~ Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University College of Asia Pacific Studies Professor
2. 2014/08~2015/02 Royal University of Phnom Penh Visiting Scholar
3. 2012/04~2018/03 Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University College of Asia Pacific Studies Associate Professor
4. 2008/04~2012/03 Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University College of Asia Pacific Studies Assistant Professor
5. 2002/03~2007/03 Food for the Hungry International / Cambodia (NGO) Country Director
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■ Message
As a scholar-practitioner, I problematize development practices so as to re-construct them towards informing better practice. If you ever get the opportunity to participate in a long-term volunteer project in a developing country, I recommend that you seize it for it will help your growth and development.
■ Current specialized field
Social welfare and social work studies, Area Studies, Sociology of education, Education (Key Word:Community Development, NGO, Social Enterprise, Adult Education, Pedagogy, Cambodia) 
■ Books and theses
1. 2020/09/01 Book Barriers to Effective Civil Society Organisations: Political, Social and Financial Shifts  pp.93-110 (Collaboration) 
2. 2020/03/31 Article Fostering Multicultural Collaborative Group Work in a Large Class: Comprehensive Course Design and Strategic Use of Teaching Assistants Ritsumeikan Higher Educational Studies (20),pp.97-114 (Single)  Link
3. 2019/06 Article Spirituality and organizational culture in social enterprises in developing countries: International comparative studies through qualitative research FY2016-2018 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(Basic C)Final Research Report(16K04243) pp.1-6 (Collaboration) 
4. 2019/02/27 Article Transformative Learning through An NGO’s Rights-based Approach in Cambodia: A Multi-scalar Analysis Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education 50(6),pp.884-903 (Single)  Link
5. 2017/09 Article ‘Social or Business’ or ‘Social and Business’: Problematique of the Hybrid Structure of Community-based Ecotourism in Cambodia Evergreen - Joint Journal of Novel Carbon Resource Sciences & Green Asia Strategy 4(2/3),pp.38-49 (Single)  Link
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■ Academic or professional association memberships
1. 2008/05~ Japan Society for International Development
2. 2010/04~ Japan NPO Research Association
3. 2010/10~ International Association for Asia Pacific Studies (IAAPS)
4. 2014/05~ Development Studies Association
5. 2015/06~ International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR)
■ Conference presentations
1. 2020/06/05 Two tales of elucidating the social through critical realist ethnography: Critical realist grounded theory and extended case method compared (Published Proceedings of Adult Education in Global Times: An International Research Conference (AEGT2020), University of British Columbia)
2. 2018/09/22 Potential of critical realist institutional logics for analyzing organizational tensions experienced by Christian social enterprises: Cambodian cases (Published Proceedings of ICSEA (International Conference on Social Enterprise Asia) 5th Conference, Ritsumeikan University)
3. 2018/07/13 What is the legitimate hybridity for Christian social enterprises in Cambodia?: Typologyzing efforts (13th International Conference of ISTR (International Society for Third Sector Research), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
4. 2017/11/16 Critical realist institutional logics perspective for typologizing organizational tensions experienced by Christian social enterprises in Cambodia (Proceedings of ARNOVA's (Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action) 46th Annual Conference, Grand Rapids, US)
5. 2016/11/05 Towards a Typology of Organizational Tension Experienced by Christian Social Enterprises in Cambodia (14th AP Conference, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University)
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■ Research topic, funded research and KAKENHI
1. 2019/04~2022/03  Toward advancing theoretical perspectives of hybrid organizations: Insights from faith-based social enterprises in developing countries  (Key Word : )
2. 2016/04~2019/03  Spirituality and organizational culture in social enterprises in developing countries: International comparative studies through qualitative research  (Key Word : )
3. 2013/04~2016/03  A critical study of social enterprises in Cambodia through the life stories of the poor  (Key Word : )
4. 2009/04~2011/03  NGO Leadership Change and Development in Cambodia  (Key Word : )
■ Awards and honors
1. 2018 Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Award for Outstanding Service in the Field of Teaching
2. 2016 Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Award for Outstanding Service in the Field of Teaching
3. 2011 Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Award for Outstanding Service in the Field of Teaching
4. 2007 Outstanding Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership Graduate Award (Regent University)
5. 1994 Phi Beta Delta, Honor Society for International Scholar (Michigan State University)
■ Professional contribution to Society
1. 2014/06~2014/06 Emerging Social Enterprises in Cambodia from the Multiple Perspectives and their Empowerment Impacts on the Poor: By inviting the researchers/practitionar from Australia, Cambodia and Japan, I held the seminar (As part of research funded by Grant-in-Aid C type).