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Masaki Matsunaga Last modified date:2021.06.29

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Academic Degree
Ph.D. (Communication Arts & Sciences)
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication
ORCID(Open Researcher and Contributor ID)
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities

Research Interests
  • On the manifestation of leadership within organizational settings
    keyword : Leadership
  • Information- and identity-management through communication
    keyword : Voice, Identity, Information Sharing, Mindsetting, Information Management through Communication, Productivity, Motivation, Teamwork
Academic Activities
1. Matsunaga, M., Impact of entrepreneurship education programs on the youth in Japan: Effectiveness of PBL on learners’ attitudes and mindset, Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium of Multinational Business Management, 2020.06.
2. Matsunaga, M. , Big boss’s move matters: Impact of the intervention by skip-level leaders on members' innovative work behaviors and their direct supervisor’s support, Proceedings of ISPIM Innovation Symposium, 2019.12.
3. Matsunaga, M. , Leadership and team values shape employee engagement: Test of a multilevel moderated mediation model, International Journal of Business & Management, 10.5539/ijbm.v13n4p23 , 13, 23-45, 2018.05.
4. Matsunaga, M. , Voicing is costly, but team can change that: A three-wave study on employee “voice” through the lens of the theory of planned behavior, Management & Organizational Studies, 10.5430/mos.v4n1p10, 4, 10-29, 2017.05.
5. Matsunaga, M. , Development and validation of an employee voice strategy scale through four studies in Japan, Human Resource Management, 10.1002/hrm.21636, 54, 653-671, 2015.05.
6. Dillow, M. R., Afifi, W. A., & Matsunaga, M., Perceived partner uniqueness and communicative and behavioral transgression outcomes in romantic relationships, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 10.1177/0265407511420191, 29, 28-51, 2012.05.
7. Matsunaga, M., Mapping the underlying circuits of social support for bullied victims: An appraisal-based perspective on supportive communication and post-bullying adjustment, Human Communication Research, 10.1111/j.1468-2958.2010.01398.x, 37, 174-206, 2011.05.
8. Matsunaga, M., How to factor-analyze your data right: Do’s, don’ts, and how-to’s, International Journal of Psychological Research, 10.21500/20112084.854, 3, 98-111, 2010.05.
9. Matsunaga, M., Individual dispositions and interpersonal concerns underlying bullied victims’ self-disclosure in Japan and the US, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 10.1177/0265407510380084, 27, 1124-1148, 2010.05.
10. Matsunaga, M., Testing of a mediational model of bullied victims’ evaluation of received support and post-bullying adaptation: A Japan-U.S. cross-cultural comparison, Communication Monographs, 10.1080/03637751003758235, 77, 312-340, 2010.05.
11. Matsunaga, M., Hecht, M. L., Elek, E., & Ndiaye, K., Ethnic identity development and acculturation: A longitudinal analysis of Mexican-heritage youth in the Southwest United States, Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 10.1177/0022022109359689, 41, 410-427, 2010.05.
12. Kam, J. A., Matsunaga, M., Hecht, M. L., & Ndiaye, K., Extending the theory of planned behavior to predict alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use among youth of Mexican heritage, Prevention Science, 10.1007/s11121-008-0110-0, 10, 41-53, 2009.05.
13. Marmolejo-Ramos, F., & Matsunaga, M., Getting the most from your curves: Exploring and reporting data using informative graphical techniques, Tutorials in Quantitative Methods for Psychology, 10.20982/tqmp.05.2.p040, 5, 40-50, 2009.05.
14. Matsunaga, M., Parents don’t (always) know their children have been bullied: Parent-child discrepancy on bullying and family-level profile of communication standards, Human Communication Research, 10.1111/j.1468-2958.2009.01345.x, 35, 221-248, 2009.05.
15. Matsunaga, M., & Imahori, T. T., Profiling family communication standards: A U.S.-Japan comparison, Communication Research, 10.1177/0093650208326459, 36, 3-31, 2009.05.
16. Matsunaga, M., Item parceling in structural equation modeling: A primer, Communication Methods and Measures, 10.1080/19312450802458935, 2, 260-293, 2008.05.
17. Matsunaga, M., & Torigoe, C., Looking at the Japan-Residing Korean identities through the eyes of the “outsiders within”: Application and extension of co-cultural theory, Western Journal of Communication, 10.1080/10570310802446007, 72, 349-373, 2008.05.
18. Matsunaga, M., Familywise error in multiple comparisons: Disentangling a knot through a critique of O’Keefe’s arguments against alpha adjustment, Communication Methods and Measures, 10.1080/19312450701641409, 1, 243-265, 2007.09.
19. Matsunaga, M., Shaping, masking, and unmasking of a stigmatized identity: The case of Japan-Residing Koreans, Howard Journal of Communications, 10.1080/10646170701490815, 18, 221-238, 2007.05.
20. Matsunaga, M., Great leadership in business does not compensate idle management in workplace: Leadership, organizational culture, and workplace bullying in startups in Japan, In C. Beck & R. West (Eds.), Routledge handbook of bullying and communication (pp. 118-129). New York, Routledge., 2018.05.
21. Matsunaga, M., Item parceling, In J. Matthes (Ed.), International encyclopedia of communication research methods (pp. 1-5). New York: Wiley., 2017.10.
22. Matsunaga, M., School bullying, In C. R. Berger & M. E. Roloff (Eds.), International encyclopedia of interpersonal communication (pp. 1-6). New York: Wiley., 10.1002/9781118540190.wbeic093, 2015.12.
23. Afifi, W. A., & Matsunaga, M., Uncertainty management theories: Three approaches to a multifarious process, In L. A. Baxter & D. O. Braithwaite (Eds.), Engaging theories in interpersonal communication (1st ed., pp. 117-132). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage., 2008.10.
24. Kiyomiya, T., Matake, K., & Matsunaga, M., Why companies tell lies in business: A Japanese case in the food industry, In S. May (Ed.), Studies in organizations: Ethical perspectives and practices (pp. 287-304). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage., 2006.05.
1. Matsunaga, M., Tech-savvy leaders and uncertain members in the face of AI: Moderated mediation processes with professional identity as a keystone, Academy of Management, 2020.08.
2. Matsunaga, M., & Nagai, Y., Impact of entrepreneurship education programs on the youth in Japan: Effectiveness of PBL on learners’ attitudes and mindset, International Symposium of Multinational Business Management, 2020.06.
3. Matsunaga, M., Big boss's move matters: Impact of the intervention by skip-level leaders on members' innovative work behaviors and their direct supervisor's support, International Society for Professional Innovation Management, 2018.12.
4. Matsunaga, M., Leaders’ communication and team values shape employee engagement: Test of a multilevel moderated mediation model, National Communication Association, 2014.11.
5. Matsunaga, M. , How does work-group leaders’ information-seeking lead to employee voice? A theory of motivated information management perspective, 2013.11.
6. Matsunaga, M., Development and validation of the employee “voice” strategy scale: EFA, CFA, and the convergent and discriminant validity test through four studies, International Communication Association, 2013.06.
7. Matsunaga, M., Identity challenges to non-Japanese employees and the enterprises that hire them, National Communication Association, 2012.11.
8. Matsunaga, M., To “voice” or not to “voice,” and how?: A three-wave study on employee “voice” through the lens of theory of planned behavior, National Communication Association, 2012.11.
9. Ndiaye, K., Elek, E., Matsunaga, M., & Hecht, M. L., Acculturation, ethnic identification, language use, and risk behaviors among Mexican-heritage preadolescents, National Communication Association, 2012.11.
10. Matsunaga, M. , Employees in Japan want advice or empathy? A multi-level perspective on supervisor support, work-related outcomes, and the mediating role of leader-member exchange, International Communication Association, 2012.05.
11. Matsunaga, M., Sexual risks of female victims of bullying in Japan: A 2-study research from a supportive-communication perspective, National Communication Association, 2011.11.
12. Matsunaga, M., Individual, situational, and communicative determinants of the effects of supervisor support: Testing an appraisal-based model with Japanese employee data, International Communication Association, 2011.05.
Educational Activities
Dr. Matsunaga's teaching style is highly interactive, based on his teaching philosophy and expertise in interpersonal communication, organizational behavior, leadership, as well as diversity & inclusion. He often implements methods such as PBL and workshop to create inviting environments for students to engage in teaching materials and express their ideas openly. Dr. Matsunaga also utilizes "flipped learning" and other effective and inclusive online teaching approaches.
Other Educational Activities
  • 2019.11.
  • 2019.11.