MURASHIMA Miho
Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (International Studies): Waseda University

MURASHIMA MihoAssistant Professor

Ph.D. (International Studies): Waseda University

Dr. Murashima's main research interest is to clarify the role and impact of businesses in society and the interrelationship between firms and the community. Using econometric methodologies, she explores the influence of corporate social activities on investor and consumer behavior (corporate benefits) as well as their effects on local communities (social benefits).

Specialized field

Business and Society, CSR, Development Economics

Current Position

Department of Business Administration
Graduate School of Business Administration Department of Business Administration Master's Program

Educational background

BA: Keio University, Faculty of Economics
MPA: Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs, Program for Economic Policy Management
Ph.D.: Waseda University, Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies

Major Research Achievements

Murashima, M. (2023), "The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on motivating factors affecting individual investors’ socially responsible investment decision: a comparative analysis of the USA, Germany and Japan", Corporate Governance, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.
Murashima, M. (2022). Do investors’ reactions to environmentally friendly news announcements differ across industries? A comparative analysis of Japan’s food and automotive industries. Journal of Business Economics and Management, 23(6), 1315–1333.
Murashima, M. (2021). How Do Japanese Investors Respond to Gender-Related News Communications?. In Eweje, G. and Nagano, S. "Corporate Social Responsibility and Gender Equality in Japan". Springer.
Murashima, M. (2020). Do investors' reactions to CSR-related news communication differ by shareholder? An empirical analysis from Japan. Corporate Governance (Bingley), 20 (5), 781-796.
Murashima, M. (2020). CSR Activity, Visibility, and Firm Value in the Long Term: Evidence from Japan. Asia-Pacific Social Science Review, 20(4), 1-16.

Award Funding

KAKENHI (Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Start-up), "How Pandemic Affects Investors' Preferences toward Firm's CSR?"(2020-2021)
KAKENHI (Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists), "The Impact of Pandemics on Consumers' Purchasing Behavior and Evaluation of Socially Responsible Companies” (2021 – 2023)

Professional Activities

Invited Researcher: Waseda University, Organization for Regional and Inter-regional Studies (2021-Present)
Scientific Committee Member: The International Scientific conference EMAN (2021-Present)
CSO Network (Volunteer)

Interview media

The Asia-Pacific Social Science Review: Summary description of the published paper

Books

Izumi Ohno, Kenichi Ohno, Miho Murashima, et al. (2015) "From Town Factory to Global Companies in Asia-Overseas Expansion Strategies and Support Measures for Small and Medium Enterprises", Chuoh Publishing

Murashima, M. (2021). How Do Japanese Investors Respond to Gender-Related News Communications?. In Eweje, G. and Nagano, S. "Corporate Social Responsibility and Gender Equality in Japan". Springer.

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