Title: A study on a systematic method for evaluating values of raised concerns

Authors: T. Sawada, T. Morimoto, N. Iida, T. Nishimura, Y. Soda, K. Itoh, H. Tanaka

Addresses: Research Laboratory for Nuclear Reactors, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1 O-okayama, Meguroku, Tokyo 152-8550, Japan. ' Japan NUS Co. Ltd., 9-15 Kaigan 3-Chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0022, Japan. ' Japan NUS Co. Ltd., 9-15 Kaigan 3-Chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0022, Japan. ' Japan NUS Co. Ltd., 9-15 Kaigan 3-Chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0022, Japan. ' Japan NUS Co. Ltd., 9-15 Kaigan 3-Chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0022, Japan. ' Japan NUS Co. Ltd., 9-15 Kaigan 3-Chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0022, Japan. ' Rikkyo University, 3-34-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-8501, Japan

Abstract: The objective of this study is to develop a methodology that can externalise potential concerns and evaluate the values of the concerns raised in corporations. By implementing this methodology into corporate governance, it is expected to improve the work environment and enhance the capability for the corporate governance through supporting the internal autonomic purification. This study comprises of: case studies of past wrongdoings in corporations such as JCO and Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO); identifying the viewpoints for evaluating values of raised concerns; developing a model to evaluate the values.

Keywords: corporate governance; raised concerns; JCO; value evaluation; employee concerns programme; questioning attitudes; TEPCO falsifications; Tokyo Electric Power Company; Japan; nuclear knowledge management; nuclear power; nuclear energy; nuclear accidents; nuclear industry.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNKM.2006.010291

International Journal of Nuclear Knowledge Management, 2006 Vol.2 No.2, pp.141 - 153

Available online: 13 Jul 2006 *

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