S_KatoDr. Shoko Kato, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office: BSB 254
Phone: (856) 225-6717
E-Mail: shoko.kato@rutgers.edu
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Ph.D., Syracuse University 

Dr. Kato’s research interest includes examining the origin of organization, i.e., why and how organizations emerge.  Currently, Shoko studies entrepreneurs’ behavioral strategies during organization emergence—how entrepreneurs persevere in the startup processes.  Shoko is particularly interested in utilizing unique data sources in order to conduct process research.  Examples of this are her current projects that use social media (blogs, Twitter, Facebook) as well as diary methods.  Before pursuing an academic career, Shoko served as a senior program officer at the Japan International Cooperation Agency, which executes Japanese Government’s international development programs.  This working experience led her to pursue research in the areas such as social entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship in developing countries.  

Research Interests:: Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship 

Courses Taught: Business Policy, Social Entrepreneurship, Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Representative Publications:

  • Kato, S., Ashley, R. S., & Weaver, L. R. 2018. Insights for Measuring Social Value: Classification of Measures Related to the Capabilities Approach. Voluntas, 29(3)
  • Lumpkin, G. T., Moss, T. W., Gras, D., Kato, S., & Amezcua, A. 2013. Entrepreneurial processes in social contexts: How are they different, if at all? Small Business Economics, 40(3)
  • Kato, S. & Wiklund, J. 2011. Doing Good to Feel Good – A Theory of Entrepreneurial Action Based in Hedonic Psychology. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 31(4)
  • Haynie, M., McKelvie, A. Godesiabois, J, & Kato, S. 2009. They Are the Sum of Their Options: How Networks Direct Attention in Young & New Firms. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research