Takuma Kimura


Takuma Kimura is a Full Professor at Hosei University, Japan. He came to academe in after careers as a strategic planner, HR specialist, management consultant, and sales staff in venture firms and a consulting firm. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo.

His research interests include organizational politics, political skill, and leadership. He published his work in world-leading journals including International Journal of Management Reviews and Journal of Business Ethics.

He serves as an editorial board member for some international academic journals including Frontiers in Psychology. He also serves an anonymous reviewer for International Journal of Management Reviews, Journal of Business Ethics, European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, Journal of Personnel Psychology, etc.

He won an award of "Top Reviewers for Sentinels of Science: Business, Management and Accounting" in 2016 and "Top Reviewers in Miscellaneous" in 2017.

Recent Publications

  1. Work overload and intimidation: The moderating role of resilience. European Management Journal, in press (with Belén Bande & Pilar Fernández-Ferrín) (2017 Impact Factor=2.481)

  2. Ethical Leadership and Its Cultural and Institutional Context―An empirical study in Japan. Journal of Business Ethics in press, 2016 (2016 Impact Factor=2.354)

  3. A Review of Political Skill: Current Research Trend and Directions for Future Research International Journal of Management Reviews 17/ 3, 312-332, 2015 (2015 Impact factor=4.854)

  4. The Moderating Effects of Political Skill and Leader-Member Exchange on the Relationship between Organizational Journal of Business Ethics 116/ 3, 587-599, 2013 (2013 Impact Factor: 1.552)

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