MSc Project Planning and Management (2006), PhD (2010)
How would you introduce yourself?
My name is Takao Inamori from Japan. Currently, I stay in Japan but I will go to Juba, South Sudan again within a month.
What is the first thought that comes to your mind when you think about the University of Bradford?
People in the university: course mates, colleagues, academics and admin staff. All the memories are beautiful in my mind.
How did you come to study at the BCID, what did you study and when?
My background is agriculture. But I found that there are more people-related issues in the field. So I decided to study organisational behaviour after 6 years work as an aid worker. The University of Bradford was one of few universities offering the study field under developing countries context.
In September 2005, I joined the project planning and management course. Subsequently, I started PhD course under Prof Analoui from 2007 and pursued my study about Pygmalion effect (influence of positive perception) in cross-cultural settings.
What do you think you have gained from it?
Needless to say, I have gained a great deal of knowledge. In addition, I have enhanced cross-cultural competence in the international environment.
What are you doing now? How may being part of BCID have helped you?
As a JICA* consultant, I work with the government personal of South Sudan and other development partners in order to formulate the comprehensive agricultural master plan. The job is tough and challenging but definitely the knowledge and cross-cultural competence gained in Bradford help me a lot in the very complex and dynamic work environment.
*JICA: Japan International Cooperation Agency