JDR Vol.13 No.7 pp. 1309-1322
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2018.p1309

Survey Report:

Exploring the Developmental Process and Internal Structure of Kizuki-Based Volunteer Activities for Sustainable Organizations: A Case Study of HARU

Kohei Nishizuka

Graduate School of Education, Tohoku University
27-1 Kawauchi, Aoba, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8576, Japan

Corresponding author

April 19, 2018
November 9, 2018
December 1, 2018
Kizuki, learning organization, volunteer activity, Great East Japan Earthquake (GEJE), qualitative research

Sustainable organizations are needed for sustainable societies. This study takes particular note of a student-centered practice focused on long-term reconstruction activities after the Great East Japan Earthquake (GEJE) and reveals its developmental processes and internal structure. Kizuki (with-it-ness) was the driving impetus for the sustainable organization, in which each staff member constructed, respected, and shaped their kizuki to take deliberate action. In using the theory of a learning organization, it was possible to improve dynamically and explain holistically the team performance, from which a practical model was developed that could enhance the quality of disaster volunteering and assist in the understanding of transformative processes involved in these types of activity systems.

Cite this article as:
K. Nishizuka, “Exploring the Developmental Process and Internal Structure of Kizuki-Based Volunteer Activities for Sustainable Organizations: A Case Study of HARU,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.13 No.7, pp. 1309-1322, 2018.
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