Faculty members

ONO, Hiroshi
Faculty Members with Seminar
ONO, Hiroshi


Professor, Hitotsubashi ICS


Human Resource Management, Economics for managers, International business, Statistics (DBA program), Inspiring People and Organizations (EMBA)

Hiroshi Ono received his BE in mechanical engineering from Waseda University, and his MA and PhD in sociology from the University of Chicago. He was later awarded Docent (equivalent to a second doctoral degree) in economics from the Stockholm School of Economics, and Docent in sociology from Stockholm University.

Professor Ono joined ICS in 2014. His broad international experience includes professional and academic positions in the US, Sweden and Japan. With a career-long interest and experience in both the academic and business sectors, he integrates theory, evidence and current practice in his research and teaching. In parallel with his extensive academic record, Professor Ono’s work has won recognition in business-oriented settings including Best International Paper Award from the Labor and Employment Relations Association and Top 20 Paper Award from the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research. Currently he serves on the editorial board for the Japanese Journal of Labour Studies and Sociology of Education.

Professor Ono’s research integrates sociology and microeconomics to study career mobility, commitment, compensation and happiness. He is particularly interested in how globalization affects organizations and labor market institutions. Professor Ono is the author of Redistributing Happiness: How Social Policies Shape Life Satisfaction (with Kristen Schultz Lee, Praeger Publishing, 2016). His publications have appeared in the American Sociological Review, Economics of Education Review, Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Social Forces, Social Science Quarterly, and Social Science Research, among others.