Mihoko Sakurai

FacultyThe Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM)
PositionAssociate Professor
Last Updated: Jun. 24, 2020 at 21:31

Researcher Profile & Settings

Name

    Mihoko Sakurai

Affiliation

  • The Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM) Associate Professor

Education

  • Mar. 2015Keio University Graduate school of Media and Governance (Ph.D)
  • Mar. 2011Keio University Graduate school of Media and Governance (Master)
  • Mar. 2005Keio University Policy Management (Bachelor)

Degree

  • 博士(政策・メディア)(慶應義塾大学)

Association Memberships

    Association for Information Systems, THE JAPAN SOCIETY FOR MANAGEMENT INFORMATION, INFORMATION PROCESSING SOCIETY OF JAPAN

Committee Memberships

  • 2017- TodayITU Kaleidoscope academic conference Technical Programme Committee
  • Jan. 2016- TodayHawaii International Conference on System Sciences Mini track co-chair for “Disaster Information, Technology, and Resilience” MT (Electronic Government Track)
  • Apr. 2013Mar. 2014Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications A regional informatization adviser

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Sep. 2018- TodayAssociate professor, Global communication center, International University of Japan
  • Sep. 2017May 2018Associate professor, Department of Information Systems, University of Agder
  • Sep. 2015Aug. 2017Postdoctoral research fellow, Department of Information Systems, University of Agder
  • Apr. 2014Mar. 2015JSPS research fellow (DC2), Graduate school of Media and Governance
  • Apr. 2013Mar. 2014Research associate, Graduate school of Media and Governance, Keio University
  • Apr. 2001Mar. 2013Project researcher, Graduate school of Media and Governance, Keio University

Research Activities

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences / Business administration / Management of information systems
  • Humanities & social sciences / Library/information science, humanistic/social informatics / Management of information systems

Research Interests

    Resilience, Smart city, Disaster management, Information systems design

Published Papers

  • Information technologies and disaster management – benefits and issues -
    Mihoko Sakurai, Yuko Murayama
    Progress in Disaster Science 2 Jul. 2019 [Refereed]
  • Towards a resilience management guideline — Cities as a starting point for societal resilience
    Patricia Marana, Colin Eden, Henrik Eriksson, Clara Grimes, Josune Hernantes, Susan Howick, Leire Labaka, Vasileios Latinos, Rene Lindner, Tim A. Majchrzak, Igor Pyrko, Jaziar Radianti, Amy Rankin, Mihoko Sakurai, Jose M. Sarriegi, Nicolas Serrano
    Sustainable Cities and Society 48 Jul. 2019 [Refereed]
  • Online Activities to Mobilize Smart Cities.
    Mihoko Sakurai, ystein Sæbø
    51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2018, Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawaii, USA, January 3-6, 2018 2018 [Refereed]
  • Conceptualizing and Designing a Resilience Information Portal.
    Tim A. Majchrzak, Mihoko Sakurai, Nicolás Serrano
    51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2018, Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawaii, USA, January 3-6, 2018 2018 [Refereed]
  • Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town: Panasonic's Challenge in Building a Sustainable Society.
    Mihoko Sakurai, Jiro Kokuryo
    CAIS 42 508-525 2018 [Refereed]
  • Resilience Information Portal
    Nicolas Serrano, Josune Hernantes, Tim A. Majchrzak, Mihoko Sakurai
    14th Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, Albi, France, May 2017 2017 [Refereed]
  • Co-creating Communication Approaches for Resilient Cities in Europe: the Case of the EU Project SMR
    Clara Grimes, Mihoko Sakurai, Vasileios Latinos, Tim A. Majchrzak
    14th Proceedings of International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, Albi, France, May 2017 2017 [Refereed]
  • Towards a Framework for Cross-Sector Collaboration: Implementing a Resilience Information Portal.
    Mihoko Sakurai, Tim A. Majchrzak, Vasileios Latinos
    Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management in Mediterranean Countries - 4th International Conference, ISCRAM-med 2017, Xanthi, Greece, October 18-20, 2017, Proceedings 177-192 2017 [Refereed]
  • Exploring Effective Ecosystems in Disaster Management: Case studies of Japan and Nepal.
    Mihoko Sakurai, Devinder Thapa
    50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2017, Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawaii, USA, January 4-7, 2017 2017 [Refereed]
  • Building Resilience Through Effective Disaster Management: An Information Ecology Perspective.
    Mihoko Sakurai, Devinder Thapa
    IJISCRAM 9(1) 11-26 2017 [Refereed]
  • A Capital Model for Disaster Resilience.
    Mihoko Sakurai, Jose J. Gonzalez,Richard T. Watson, Jiro Kokuryo
    13th Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, May 22-25, 2016. 2016 [Refereed]
  • Smart Cities and the Role of IS Research in Improving Urban Life.
    Tobias Brandt, Jamie Cudden, Wolfgang Ketter, David Prendergast,Mihoko Sakurai,Richard, T. Watson
    Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems - Digital Innovation at the Crossroads, ICIS 2016, Dublin, Ireland, December 11-14, 2016 2016 [Refereed]
  • Data Backup Dilemma: Case Studies from the Great East Japan Earthquake.
    Mihoko Sakurai, Jiro Kokuryo
    Proceedings of the 17th International Digital Government Research Conference on Digital Government Research, DG.O 2016, Shanghai, China, June 08 - 10, 2016 281-286 2016 [Refereed]
  • How do organizational processes recover following a disaster? - A capital resiliency model for disaster preparedness -
    Mihoko Sakurai, Richard T. Watson, Jiro Kokuryo
    PROCEEDINGS OF THE 49TH ANNUAL HAWAII INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SYSTEM SCIENCES (HICSS 2016) 2862-2871 2016 [Refereed]
    This paper explores how organizational processes are recreated following their destruction in unexpected disasters. It applies the notion of an organization as a capital conversion and capital creation system. It also focuses on systems resilience, the measure of a system's persistence and ability to absorb disturbances while reconstructing relationships between system entities. Based on the analysis of empirical evidence collected from the Great East Japan Earthquake disaster in 2011, we propose a resiliency model incorporating a broader interpretation of the notion of capital. The model consists of five dimensions of capital: economic, social, symbolic, human, and organizational. Once a given capital is destroyed together with its creative organizational processes, communities will attempt to regain resilience by compensating with other dimensions of capital. Analyses demonstrate the importance of recreating organizational capital that coordinates capital conversion and recreation processes to meet the vital need of the residents. Examining this process of capital conversion and creation enables us to extend the notion of resilience.
  • Communication Platform for Disaster Response
    Mihoko Sakurai
    TACKLING SOCIETY'S GRAND CHALLENGES WITH DESIGN SCIENCE, DESRIST 2016 9661 223-227 2016 [Refereed]
    The present research proposes an information platform for enhanced communication and information sharing in municipalities struck by disasters. Once a disaster happens, collecting and sharing information with and among citizens is the most important tasks for municipalities. However, empirical research of the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011 revealed a marked lack of tools supporting municipal communication and data sharing activities at the initial stage. A smartphone and tablet based application was subsequently developed and evaluated in the field as a means of first response in future disasters. The application is based on the notion of frugality, which proved to be very useful in the field drill. Frugality is shown to be a requirement of the system as well as an evaluation indicator.
  • Securing Communication Channels in Severe Disaster Situations - Lessons from a Japanese Earthquake.
    Mihoko Sakurai,Richard, T. Watson
    12th Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, Krystiansand, Norway, May 24-27, 2015. 2015 [Refereed]
  • Sustaining Life During the Early Stages of Disaster Relief with a Frugal Information System: Learning from the Great East Japan Earthquake
    Mihoko Sakurai, Richard T. Watson, Chon Abraham, Jiro Kokuryo
    IEEE COMMUNICATIONS MAGAZINE 52(1) 176-185 Jan. 2014 [Refereed]
    Important lessons for responding to a large-scale disaster can be gleaned from the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami. The failure of the electrical power system and the resultant loss of information communication and processing capability severely constrained the recovery work of many municipalities. It was difficult for supporting organizations to collect and share information. A frugal information system designed around the four u-constructs is suggested as a solution for handling the very early stages of disaster relief, typically within the first 72 hours and even upon the realization of an impending disaster. This article focuses on basing communications on the most frequently available device, the cellular phone, as the foundation for a frugal IS for disaster relief. Familiar and available tools place minimal stress on an already strained communication system, and enable effective connection between those impacted by a disaster and those involved in disaster relief.
  • Design of a Resilient Information System for Disaster Response.
    Mihoko Sakurai, Jiro Kokuryo
    Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems - Building a Better World through Information Systems, ICIS 2014, Auckland, New Zealand, December 14-17, 2014 2014 [Refereed]
  • Preparing for Creative Responses to Beyond Assumed Level Disasters: Lessons from the ICT Management in the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake Crisis
    Mihoko Sakurai, Jiro Kokuryo
    Corporate Ownership & Control 10(2) 195-206 2013 [Refereed]
  • Sustaining life during the early stages of disaster relief with a frugal information system: Learning from the great east Japan earthquake.
    Mihoko Sakurai, Richard T. Watson, Chon Abraham, Jiro Kokuryo
    Proceedings of the 2013 ITU Kaleidoscope: Building Sustainable Communities, Kyoto, Japan, April 22-24, 2013 1-6 2013 [Refereed]

Works

  • Teaching case "Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town"
    Mihoko Sakurai 教材 2015
  • Teaching case "Building Information Systems during the Cloud Era: Based on Lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake"
    Mihoko Sakurai 教材 2013

Misc

  • Municipal Government ICT in 3.11 Crisis: Lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Crisis
    Mihoko Sakurai, Jiro Kokuryo
    Berkman Center Research Publication No. 2012-14 2012
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Awards & Honors

  • Jan. 2016 Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Best paper award How do organizational processes recover following a disaster? - A capital resiliency model for disaster preparedness -
  • Apr. 2013 ITU Kaleidoscope academic conference Best paper award Sustaining Life During the Early Stages of Disaster Relief with a Frugal Information System: Learning from the Great East Japan Earthquake


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