Teaching in 2021-2022
Postgraduate Research Business and Management
IB9DZ0: Theorising and Publishing Qualitative Research
IB3810: Critical Issues in Management
I am Associate professor in Organisation Studies at Warwick Business School since September, 2019. Previously I worked at Lancaster University Management School as a lecturer, and as guest research associate in University of Kyoto in Japan, and University of Turku in Finland.
I am interested in the theories of cultural reproduction, collective memory, and traditions in organizations and fields. I study long-living and heritage-based craft firms, refugees, and indigenous people to understand how they culturally survive.
I teach both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at WBS. I am the module leader for the module Critical Issues in Management. I received a recognition for outstanding contribution to the undergraduate programs in 2019-20.
I am one of the editors of an Organization Studies special issue on "Rediscovering and Theorizing Craft in Organization Studies" (deadline for submissions: 28th February 2022): https://journals.sagepub.com/page/oss/call-for-papers
My work has received best paper awards and is published in leading peer-reviewed journals. I am a member of the Academy of Management and the European Group of Organization Studies and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.
I am looking for PhD students who share similar research interest as me and conduct qualitative studies.
Raitis, J., Sasaki, I. and Kotlar, J. (2021) "System‐spanning values work and entrepreneurial growth in family firms", Journal of Management Studies, 58, 1, 104-134
Baba, S., Sasaki, I. and Vaara, E. (2021) "Increasing dispositional legitimacy : progressive legitimation dynamics in a trajectory of settlements", Academy of Management Journal
Sasaki, I., Nummela, N. and Ravasi, D. (2021) "Managing cultural specificity and cultural embeddedness when internationalizing : cultural strategies of Japanese craft firms", Journal of International Business Studies, 52, 245-281
Kroezen, J., Ravasi, D., Sasaki, I., Żebrowska, M. and Suddaby, R. (2021) "Configurations of craft : alternative models for organizing work", Academy of Management Annals, 15, 2, 502-536
Alkhaled, S. and Sasaki, I. (2021) "Syrian women refugees : coping with indeterminate liminality during forcible displacement", Organization Studies
Sasaki, I., Ravasi, D. and Micelotta, E. (2019) "Family firms as institutions : cultural reproduction and status maintenance among multi-centenary shinise in Kyoto", Organization Studies, 40, 6, 793-831
Sasaki, I., Kotlar, J., Ravasi, D. and Vaara, E. (2019) "Dealing with revered past : historical identity statements and strategic change in Japanese family firms", Strategic Management Journal, 41, 3, 590-623
Bermúdez-González, G., Sasaki, I. and Tous-Zamora, D. (2016) "Understanding the impact of internal marketing practices on both employees' and managers' organizational commitment in elderly care homes", Journal of Service Theory and Practice, 26, 1, 28-49
Sasaki, I. and Sone, H. (2015) "Cultural approach to understanding the long-term survival of firms – Japanese Shinise firms in the sake brewing industry", Business History, 57, 7, 1020-1036
Sasaki, I. and Yoshikawa, K. (2014) "Going beyond national cultures – dynamic interaction between intra-national, regional, and organizational realities", Journal of World Business, 49, 3, 455-464
Digital Scholarly Resource
Kroezen, J., Ravasi, D., Sasaki, I., Żebrowska, M. and Suddaby, R. (2021) "Craftwork makes a comeback, again", Academy of Management Insights