General Description

The Japan Association for Management Systems (Nihon Keiei Shisutemu Gakkai :JAMS) was founded in 1981 as an interdisciplinary association organized by university professors and academic theoretical and empirical researchers from public and private organizations. The founding spirit and objectives of JAMS are to contribute to human society and management systems and to propose new models of logical thinking covering a wide range of cross-disciplines between the social and natural sciences in the field of management systems.   Currently, the subject of integration of various management resources in a corporation is becoming more and more important. A sound establishment of management ideas in the areas of integration, investigation of human nature, innovation inside an organization, the global environment and its contribution to the world are indispensable subjects in the development of strategic management. In addition, product development and market capability also play a significant role, together with the innovation of business processes by ICT, in advancing the construction of new business models.   Through its continuing efforts to promote Science and Technology development, JAMS identifies and solves various corporation management problems with a forward-looking commitment "to design management by an integration of engineering, information and social science". JAMS is a research group that has a global vision in addressing real world issues with realistic and effective thinking and through the development of new techniques to contribute to the field of management systems. In addition, research findings have found practical application to the economy and society, and certain progress has been made in system reforms such as the improvement of systems to cultivate young researchers.

Organization and Current Activities

  JAMS consists of several sections. The head office manages the main work for members and acts in conjunction with the board of directors, the board of editorial members which publishes the JAMS journal, and the board of information members which organizes JAMS news releases and conferences, for example.

  The Kansai Branch Office, Cyuubu Branch Office, Cyuugoku-Shikoku Branch Office, Kyuushuu-Okinawa Branch Office manage regional activities such as organizing presentation meetings, hosting the Kansai, the Cyuubu and the Cyuugoku-Shikoku regional research meetings, providing support at conferences, and so on. As of August, 2015 the Association has 511 individual members, 135 student members and one corporate member.

  • Masatsugu Shiihara (Osaka Institute of Technology)
Vice presidents
  • Mamoru Uehara (Aichi Shukutoku University)
  • Shoichi Kaneko (Yamanashi Gakuin University)
  • Shintaro Mohri (Kobe Gakuin University)
Organize research projects for assigned themes
  1. Business Design
  2. Human Resource
  3. Information Society and Management System
  4. Management Information
  5. Management Model

JAMS International Conference on Business & Information 2017(ICBI2017)

The association is hosting an international conference on October 28-30, 2017, Seijoh University, Aichi, Japan

[Areas of interest]
Business application of Management Sciences
Business Information Systems
Cross-border Network-based Management Systems
Education with IT
Emerging IT Trends
Information Strategy
International Management
Management Systems
Social Networking

- Abstract Submission Deadline: June 30, 2017
- Notification of Abstract Acceptance: July 31, 2017
- Camera-ready ,Complete Manuscript Submission Deadline: August 31, 2017
- ICBI2017: October 28-30 2017


Semiannual National Conferences

The semiannual national conference of JAMS is usually held for two days each in spring and fall. A unified theme, currently considered to be a meaningful and appropriate topic for lively discussion, is set up by the host university and the executive committee at each conference. The semiannual conference usually consists of four sessions: unified theme papers, a keynote speech, special lectures and free theme papers. These sessions provide a venue where research topics in social and natural science disciplines can be presented and discussed by panels composed of management and organization theorists, economists, sociologists, political scientists and management engineers.

Each presentation session, including discussions and questions, takes 30 minutes, while student presentation sessions, which are open to undergraduate and graduate students, take 20 minutes. The programs of the semiannual conferences are edited by the program committee and the executive committee.


The association publishes a bulletin titled the Journal of the Japan Association for Management Systems. It is published three times a year. Technical papers, research papers, case studies and commentaries are edited by the Association's Editorial Committee. The Committee selects two referees and requests them to review the submitted papers. After review and acceptance, the paper is carried in the Journal. JAMS also publishes international journals once a year. The International Journal of the Japan Association for Management Systems (IJAMS) was first issued in 2009 as a result of the international conference (JAMS/JAIMS ICBI2008) which was held in 2008. The review system of IJAMS is the same as that of the Journal of the Japan Association for Management Systems: Technical papers, research papers, case studies and commentaries are edited by the IJAMS Association's Editorial Committee. The Committee selects two referees and requests them to review the submitted papers. After review and acceptance, the paper is carried in the IJAMS. The association has just released the 8th issue, 2016, on the website:

Finally, the Association publishes a newsletter titled JAMS News, which is edited by the Association's Information Committee. It is published four times a year. JAMS News announces the dates of study meetings and calls for paper submissions for the semiannual national conferences. It is a necessary and useful means of effective communication for members.

Recent Research Activities of JAMS

Recently, with the advancement of information the worldwide competition among companies has become increasingly severe. Study can no longer focus on only one field of knowledge, but must be broadened in terms of field knowledge and perspective. The integration, fusion and optimization of management resources in a company are now regarded as very important factors for a company to solve social, economic, and management problems. The current situation in management study emphasizes the fusion of application of methodologies in both natural science and social science. Studies and research in management fields are required to develop and deepen, and advanced technology is needed.

In particular, innovation in management systems and the systemization of business administration have become strategically essential subjects. Recent research activities of JAMS have studied and proposed new models and logical thinking theories as well as applications to solve new problems in the information era. Some scholars and researchers study and explore the possibilities of applying new theories to solve management problems and focus on key business areas such as strategy, information systems, human resources, marketing, and accounting. Currently, management quality, global supply chain management, environmental management, sustainable development, green productivity, discrimination in the workplace, industry analysis, competitive advantage and corporate governance are the topics most explored in recent research activities of JAMS.