Located on the seventh floor of Building No. 1, Industrial Management Institute is the first affiliated research institute established by KSU. The purpose of the institute is, through joint academic research, to conduct theoretical studies and actual condition surveys in the social science fields related to economy, industry, and management. Also, the institute collects academic documents and materials necessary for such studies and surveys. Moreover, the institute organizes study meetings, lectures, seminars and other academic events. The results of such events are published in the Industrial Management Institute Review and other journals, and distributed to universities and research institutes throughout Japan.