This page provides introductions to some interesting research articles published by Asami Shikida You can download and print these articles.
What is a community platform?
Is it the right choice just to concentrate on one’s main duties?
Do specialists involved in community development require flexibility?
Revised version of 2005 paper on outsiders
What are the concepts and systems of ecotourism?
Are outsiders truly needed? Solutions to questions in community development and urban development
This definitive work on outsider theory asks whether the mainstream view among consultants and researchers at conferences and symposia on community development and urban development that outsiders are necessary to community development truly is correct.
How can one best take advantage of experts’ expertise?
This paper examines closely the relations between communities and experts, asking whether most of the experts invited to communities for various reasons truly offer valuable recommendations.
Is knowledge sharing scary? The relationship between knowledge creation and participation in learning
Some argue that knowledge is hard to share. Can systematic learning methods be applied to community development? Can community development be carried out in an organized, reliable way?
What kinds of strategies should be employed in managing university laboratories and seminars?
A university laboratory or seminar is a dynamic, creative place that generates new knowledge. But it is not necessarily a well-managed place, and usually faculty and students will have many causes for concern.
Seeing such places as venues for the open creation of knowledge, this paper argues for designing learning processes to advance creative learning in order to make it possible to achieve a virtuous circle based on the Circuit Model.