9.Emeritus Professor Kazuo Aida
Introduction to the discussion
When evaluating the performance of a non-profit organization, it is insufficient to evaluate the performance based solely on accounting data.
For example, when considering the water supply business of a local public enterprise, it is considered that the water supply company is responsible for stably supplying cheap and safe water to its beneficiaries. Also, today, not only safe but also delicious water is required.
They are considered not only to be evaluated by financial data but also to the organization as well as to customer satisfaction.
Finding the problem
The reason for the existence of non-profit organizations is providing services to beneficiaries.
However, even though they are non-profit organizations, we should not forget that they have received aid in the form of taxpayer’s money.
Therefore, the operation of non-profit organizations should be efficient.
What should be efficient management indicators for non-profit organizations?
At the moment, I believe that the following hypotheses are essential to tackle the problem of efficient management indicators for non-profit organizations.
First, financial balance is important, and it is necessary to consider economic efficiency and efficiency that matches its significance as a non-profit organization.
Second, it is important to evaluate socio-economic impacts (external effects) outside the organization.
Third, it is important that the user perspective is emphasized.
The NPO system has been in place for over 20 years, and research on evaluation has just begun.
I would like to study the appropriate evaluation indicators for the management of NPO.
To that end, I would like to enter SFC and belong to the research group of Emeritus Professor Kazuo Aida.
Examining the conclusion
By studying with Emeritus Professor Kazuo Aida, who is an authority in accounting, and by touching research in a wide range of fields, I am sure that I could obtain various perspectives regarding my research and it would open up new horizons for me.
Therefore, I believe that Keio University’s Faculty of Policy Management is the most suitable place for pursuing my research and social contributions, and I am aspiring to enter your school and study in your laboratory.