About the centre

Centre for Business Information Ethics, Meiji University was established in April 2006 as a research centre for information ethics in business organisations. The centre is the only research institute to study this subject in Japan.


Staff   
   
Director  
Prof. Kiyoshi Murata
School of Commerce, Meiji University

Kiyoshi Murata is Director of the Centre for Business Information Ethics and Professor of MIS at the School of Commerce, Meiji University. His research interest is in e-business, information quality management, knowledge management and information ethics in business organisations including privacy, surveillance, ICT professionalism and gender issues. He is International Research Associate at the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, De Montfort University and serves as an editorial board member of Journal of the Japan Society for Management Information, Journal of Information and Management and Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society.
Deputy Director    
Prof. Andrew A. Adams
The Organization for the Strategic Coordination of Research and Intellectual Properties, Meiji University

Andrew Adams is Deputy Director of the Centre for Business Information Ethics and a researcher at the Organization for the Strategic Coordination of Research and Intellectual Properties, Meiji University. His research interests are in the social impact of computer and communication technology and related legislation and regulation. He has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of St Andrews and an LLM (Masters) in Law from the University of Reading. He is a founding member of the UK's Open Rights Group. He co-authored Pandora's Box: Social and Professional Issues of the Information Age, available from Wiley. He has published papers on issues of copyright, privacy, ubiquitous computing in healthcare and other topics.
   
Research Fellow   
Dr. Thomas Taro Lennerfors 
The Organization for the Strategic Coordination of Research and Intellectual Properties, Meiji University
Department of Engineering Science, Uppsala University

Thomas Taro Lennerfors is a research fellow at the Centre for Business Information Ethics, a researcher at the Organisation for the Strategice Coordination of Research and Intellectual Properties, Meiji University and Associate Professor at the Department of Engineering Science, Uppsala University. His research interests are in business, management and technology and their relationship to ethics, philosophy, and culture.He has a PhD in Industrial management from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.
 
  Dr. Ryoko Asai
The Organization for the Strategic Coordination of Research and Intellectual Properties, Meiji University
Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University


Ryoko Asai is a research fellow at the Centre for Business Information Ethics, a researcher at the Organisation for the Strategice Coordination of Research and Intellectual Properties, Meiji University and a researcher at the Department of Informatin Technology, Uppsala University. She is a leading researcher in the study field of gender and computing in Japan. She received her Ph.D degree in politics from Meiji University.
   
Research Associate   
Dr. Yohko Orito  Faculty of Collaborative Regional Innovation, Ehime University 
Prof. Aki Nakanishi School of Business Administration, Meiji University
Prof. Yutaka Utashiro School of Business Administration, Meiji University
Prof. Yasushi Ogasawara School of Global Japanese Studies, Meiji University
Pro. Naomi Ushio School of Information and Communication, Meiji University
Prof. Takamichi Saito School of Science and Technology, Meiji University
Dr. Kazuyuki Shimizu School of Business Administration, Meiji University
Pro. Hiroki Idota Faculty of Economics, Kindai University
Prof. Shiro Uesugi Faculty of Business Administration, Matsuyama University
Dr. Hitoshi Okada National Institute of Informatics
Prof. Hiroshi Koga Faculty of Informatics, Kansai University 
Dr. Megumi Kojima Faculty of Business Administration, Ritsumeikan University 
Dr. Sayuri Shimizu Institute for Health Informatics and Policy 
Prof. Fumio Shimpo Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University 
Prof. Yutaka Takahashi School of Commerce, Senshu University 
Prof. Cgybg Ahyoung Faculty of Business Administration, Ritsumeikan University
Prof. Makoto Nakada Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba 
Prof. Joji Nakaya Faculty of Business Administration, Kindai University 
Mr. Eiichi Moriya Centre for Business Information Ethics, Meiji University 
Prof. Yukari Yamazaki Faculty of Economics, Seikei University