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Researchers - Kenshu Kikuzawa -About IES

Professor Kenshu Kikuzawa of the Keio University Faculty of Business and Commerce is conducting research regarding the absurdity phenomenon that occurs in companies and organizations. Since around 1990, corporate scandals have become a frequent occurrence around the world, and in a majority of these cases, the business managers involved have been highly talented personnel, and the companies at which the scandals have occurred have been prominent companies. Professor Kikuzawa refers to this contradicting state that occurs with companies, organizations, and business managers as “absurdity”, and is advancing with research based on the idea that humans fail rationally rather than irrationally.

Researching the Organizational Absurdity Phenomenon