JICA Research Institute

Experts

MORI,Junichi

Research FellowFull-time

Educational Background

PhD (Social Sciences), Cardiff University, March 2019
MA (International Relations), Fletcher School/Tufts University, February 2006

Career Background

2019 - Present Expert, the Program to Develop Coordinators to Identify High Potential Local Suppliers in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam (implemented by METI/AOTS)

2015 - Present Expert, the Project to Develop Monozukuri Human Resources in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam (funded or implemented by JICA, METI/AOTS, and Dong Nai People’s Committee)

2013 Short-term Expert on Industry Skill Needs Analysis at the Area related to the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor, the Overseas Human Resources and Industry Development Association (HIDA)

2012 – 2016 Researcher, the APIR-GRIPS Joint Research Project “Internationalization of Japanese monozukuri Small-and Medium-Enterprises (SMEs)

2010-2013 Industry-University Partnership Expert, the Project for Human Resource Development of Technicians at Hanoi University of Industry, Vietnam (implemented by JICA)

2008-2010 Industrial Development Officer, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Vietnam Country Office

2006-2010 Programme Officer, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Vietnam Country Office

2006 Researcher, the National Graduate Research Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)

Major Publications

・Mori, J. (2019). “Dynamic Skills Formation in Vietnam: Beyond a ‘Skill Mismatch’ Paradigm”. PhD Thesis. Cardiff: Cardiff University.

Mori, J. (2018). Human Resource Development for Industrial Development. Takahashi, M. et al (ed.) International Development Dictionary. Maruzen Shuppan (in Japanese).

Mori, J. (2017). Analysis of Elements to Promote the Networking of Pro-Japan Industrial Human Resources: Cases of Participants in Industrial Development Related Activities by HIDA and JICA, Ohno, I. (ed.) (in Japanese) .Strategic Development of Pro-Japan Industrial Human Resources in Asia, 2016 Report on the Research Project on the Strategic Development of Pro-Japan Industrial Human Resources in Asia, Tokyo, Japan: the Asia Pacific Research Institute (APIR) and National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies (GRIPS).

Mori, J. (2015). Manufacturing Human Resource Development in Vietnam: Possible Partnerships between Japanese SMEs and Educational and Training Institutions, Ohno, I. (ed.) From Township Enterprises to Global Enterprises: SMEs’ Internationalization Strategies and Supporting Policies, Chuo Keizai Sha (in Japanese).

Mori, J. (2014). "Promoting Tripartite Partnerships to Tackle Skills Mismatch: Innovative Skills Development Strategies to Accelerate Vietnam's Industrialization", JICA Vietnam Office Policy Paper, Hanoi, Vietnam: JICA Vietnam.

Mori, J. (2014). Manufacturing Human Resource Development in Thailand and Vietnam: From the Viewpoint of Japanese SMEs. Ohno, I. (ed.) (in Japanese).Investment of Japanese manufacturing firms in Asia: SMEs’ investment in Southeast Asia and Supporting Policies, 2013 Report on the Research Project on SMEs’ Investment in Southeast Asia, Tokyo, Japan: the Asia Pacific Research Institute (APIR) and National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies (GRIPS).

Mori, J. (2013). Human Resource Development through Partnerships between Industry and Educational and Training Institutions in Vietnam: Comparison with Advanced Countries in ASEAN, Current Situations and Challenges, Research on Engineering Students’ Transition to Work and Partnerships between Industry and Educational and Training Institutions (in Japanese)., The Japan Institute of Labour Policy and Training(JILPT).

Mori, J. (2013). Current Situations and Challenges of Partnerships between Industry and Educational and Training Institutions in Vietnam: From the Experiences of the Project for Human Resource Development of Technicians at Hanoi University of Industry. Ohno, I. (ed.)  (in Japanese).Penetration of Japanese-style monozukuri into Asia: Strategy and Proposal based on the Case in Vietnam. Tokyo, Japan: the Asia Pacific Research Institute (APIR) and National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies (GRIPS). 

Mori, J., Vu, D.T., Do. N.H., Vu, T.K., and Tran, M.D. (2012). Survey Report on Industry’s Perception of the Graduates of Hanoi University of Industry’s Training and Educational Programs. Hanoi, Vietnam: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Mori, J., Pham, T. H., and Nguyen, T. X. T. (2010). Survey Report Quality of Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Perceptions of Enterprises in Hanoi and Surrounding Provinces. Hanoi, Vietnam: JICA and VDF.

Mori, J., Nguyen, T. X. T. and Pham, T. H. (2009) “Skill Development for Vietnam’s Industrialization: Promotion of Technology Transfer by Partnership between TVET Institutions and FDI Enterprises.” Kazuhiro Yoshida (ed.) The final report for the International Cooperation Initiative on Cooperation in the Fielded of Skill Development Education and Economic Development. Hiroshima, Japan: Hiroshima University.

Mori, J., Ohno, K. and Nguyen, T. X. T. (2008) Industrial Human Resource Development for FDI-oriented Growth. Aya Okada, Shoko Yamada, and Kazuhiro Yoshida (ed.) Industrial Skill Development: Globalization and Human Resource Development in Developing Countries. Tokyo, Japan: Nihon Hyouron Sha(in Japanese).

Mori, J. (2007) “Designing and Managing Supporting Industries Databases.” Kenichi Ohno (ed.). “Building Supporting Industries in Vietnam Vol. 1. Tokyo, Japan: VDF.

Vietnam Development Forum. (2006). “Supporting Industries in Vietnam: from the Perspective of Japanese Manufacturing Firms.” VDF Policy Note No. 2 (E). Hanoi, Vietnam: VDF.

Mori, J. (2006). “Development of Supporting Industries for Vietnam’s Industrialization: Increasing Positive Vertical Externalities through Collaborative Training.” Master Thesis. MA, USA: the Fletcher School, Tufts University

Mori, J. and Ohno, K. (2005). “Optimum Procurement Strategy: Determinants of Parts Localization under Regional Linkage and Competition.” Ohno, K. (ed). Improving Industrial Policy Formulation. Hanoi, Vietnam: The Publishing House of Political Theory, 2005.

Affiliations

Member of the Japan Society of International Development
Member of the Japan Evaluation Society
Member of the British Sociological Association (BSA)

Others

•Received the merit medal from the Minister of Industry and Trade of Vietnam in January 2013, due to the contribution of development of industry and trade in Vietnam through the successful implementation of the HaUI-JICA Project.

•Received a certification of appreciation from Dong Nai People's Committee, Vietnam in March 2017 for the achievement in the Manufacturing Human Resource Project in Dong Nai Province.

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