December 18, 2017

Business Review Vol.65 No.3 WIN. 2017

Vol.65 No.3 WIN. 2017 (In Japanese)





A leading management journal in Japanese,
which builds a bridge between theory and practice.

EDITED BY
Hitotsubashi University, Institute of Innovation Research
PUBLISHED BY
Toyo Keizai Inc.



Corporate Governance Reform in Japan: Transforming from "Form" to "Substance"


Kunio Ito
"Review and Next Action Plan of Corporate Governance Reform in Japan"

Kazuhiro Takei
"Realization of Effective and Growth-oriented Corporate Governance"

Scott Callon / Kenichiro Yoshida
"Japanese Corporate Governance: Reform Progress and Ongoing Challenges"

Ungyong Shu
"Discipline for M&A Strategy"

Kunio Ito / Tetsuyuki Kagaya / Tomohiro Suzuki / Takuma Kochiyama
"Empirical Study on Real Effects of Corporate Governance Reform in Japan"

Masaharu Hanazaki
"Reexamination of Corporate Governance Structure in Japan: Empirical Analysis Including a Role of Product Market Competition"

Hirotoshi Mitsuyama / Takao Nakazawa
"The Collapse and Beyond: Fantasies of Industry 4.0"

Tatsuo Enami / Noriko Taji
"Management of Product Development on Architecture Evolution: Analyzing Semiconductor Exposure Industry"

●Leaders of MOT 
  Teppei Tsushima 

●International Standardization from JAPAN (1)
  Manabu Eto / Yuichi Washida

●FinTech Revolution and (2)
  Mikiharu Noma / Tsutomu Fujita

●Business Cases
 Sun Kangyong / Daisuke Uchida / Yusuke Takahashi
  "Ajinomoto: Realizing Corporate Entrepreneurship"

 Atsushi Kimura / Toru Sakamaki / Renge Jibu
  "Nagareyama City: A Strategic Management of Local Government Fighting Population Decline "

●Design Techniques for Business Model Generators (6)
  Tatsuhiko Inoue

●Management Forum 
  Michitaka Sawada
    (President and Chief Executive Officer Kao Corporation)
 Interviewed by Kunio Ito 

●Science of Creativity Management (5)
  Nobuyuki Inamizu

●From My Bookshelf
  Mayuka Yamazaki
  Fumihiko Ikuine



Research Profile  Lee, Sang-Gun

Research Profile  Lee, Sang-Gun

Visiting Professor,
Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University (2017.12.13-2018.3.31)

Professor, Sogang University Business School

【Recent Research Themes】
A Comparative Study on Industrial Linkage Effect Between Japan and Korea

December 11, 2017

Forum 2018.1.24 Cornelia Lawson

Innovation Forum 2018.1.24 Cornelia Lawson
Topic:
“Citizens of Somewhere: Examining the Geography of Foreign and Native-born Academics’ Engagement with External Actors”

Speaker:
Cornelia Lawson
(Prize Fellow, University of Bath)

Date:
January 24th (Wednesday)  2018
from 14:00 ~ 15:30

Place:
 IIR Laboratory 2 (Room #219) of the second floor of the IIR building

Organizer:
 Kentaro Nobeoka

December 4, 2017

Professor Emeritus Toshihiro Nishiguchi Receives the Tadao Kiyonari’s JASVE Award, in addition to the Shoko Research Institute’s Annual Award for Outstanding Studies on Small Business

Toshihiro Nishiguchi, Professor Emeritus of Hitotsubashi University, has won the Tadao Kiyonari’s JASVE (The Japan Academic Society for Ventures and Entrepreneurs) Award, in addition to the Shoko Research Institute’s (SRI) prestigious Annual Award for Outstanding Studies on Small Business received earlier this year. The JASVE Award is offered to an outstanding book and a journal article that achieve excellence in small-business and entrepreneurship research.

Professor Nishiguchi’s new book, titled Community Capital: The Prosperity and Limits of China’s Wenzhou Entrepreneurial Networks (in Japanese, Yuhikaku, 2016, 458 pp., coauthored with Professor Motoko Tsujita), has won the JASVE’s Book-section Award.

A product of twelve years of research, hundreds of field visits, and more than seven hundred interviews with Wenzhou and other Chinese entrepreneurs in nineteen countries, including China, Japan, Europe, and the United States, this book brings original insight to the institutional and economic development of a community-based entrepreneurial system that has enabled Wenzhou firms to outperform their competitors in key markets of daily goods worldwide.

Based on the principles of imprinted commensurate trust and quasi-ties among them, their distinctive system, analyzed closely in terms of their exclusionary community capital, drives them toward continuous advantage in starting up and growing small, private firms, building their own networks of suppliers and distributors, offering financing, and establishing reliable business norms.

Community Capital reveals the compelling logic behind these relationships, to present a new socioeconomic account for economic organization that has profound implications for future performance of all industrial societies.

This landmark work urges a fundamental rethinking of much received wisdom concerning Chinese competitiveness and is essential reading for serious academics and managers concerned with competing industrial systems.


http://www.venture-ac.ne.jp/en/index.html
http://www.venture-ac.ne.jp/award/award_k/index.html

http://www.yuhikaku.co.jp/books/detail/9784641164826

November 7, 2017

Forum 2017.12.27 Takumi Shimizu

Innovation Forum 2017.12.27 Takumi Shimizu

Topic:
“Coordinating collective framing processes with heterogeneous
 actors in technology standard development: A Topic Modeling Approach”

Speaker:
Takumi Shimizu
(Ph.D Candidate, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University)

Date:
December 27th (Wednesday)  2017
from 12:40 ~ 14:10

Place:
 IIR Laboratory 2 (Room #219) of the second floor of the IIR building

Organizer:
 Hiroshi Shimizu

October 4, 2017

Forum 2017.10.25 Evan W. Lauteria

Innovation Forum 2017.10.25 Evan W. Lauteria

Topic:
“The Cultural Foundations of Institutional Divergence: A Study of Nintendo and SEGA’s ‘Console Wars'”

Speaker:
Evan W. Lauteria
(PhD Student, University of California Davis)

Date:
October 25th (Wednesday)  2017
from 12:40 ~ 14:10

Place:
 Director's room of the second floor of the IIR building

Organizer:
 Hiroshi Shimizu

September 19, 2017

Business Review Vol.65 No.2 AUT. 2017

Vol.65 No.2 AUT. 2017 (In Japanese)







A leading management journal in Japanese,
which builds a bridge between theory and practice.

EDITED BY
Hitotsubashi University, Institute of Innovation Research
PUBLISHED BY
Toyo Keizai Inc.



Paradigm Shift of the Healthcare Policy and Management


Youhei Ikeda
"Japan Changing by the Healthcare Policy"

Makio Kitazawa
"Hospital Management: Reality and Solution"

Michiko Moriyama
"Strengthening the Functions of Health Insurers and Building Collaboration with Healthcare Providers"

Hidemi Todoriki
"Community-based Food Education and Health Promotion from Perspective of Longevity Reproduction by Food in Okinawa"

Hiroki Hayashi
"Business Model of the Innovative Company Leading the Healthcare Policy"

Hiromasa Sakaguchi
"Development of Health Care Administration in Japan: History, Current Achievement and Challenges as an Educational Program"

Ikujiro Nonaka / Katsuhiro Umemoto
"Knowledge Maneuverability: Toward a Dynamic Duality View"

●Keyword: Creativity
 Susumu Nagayama

●Design Techniques for Business Model Generators (5)
  Tatsuhiko Inoue

●Science of Creativity Management (4)
  Nobuyuki Inamizu

●Business Cases
 Shigeru Mano / Kentaro Nobeoka
  "iRobot: Technological Innovation of its Vacuuming Robot “Roomba”"

 Toshikatsu Asai / Megumi Kimura
  "Calbee: Intelligent Working to Creative Working"

●Leaders of MOT 
  Shinobu Kawase
 
●FinTech Revolution and Innovation
  Mikiharu Noma / Tsutomu Noma

●Management Forum 
  Senri Tanida
    (Representative Director and President, 
TANITA corporation)
 Interviewed by Seiichiro Yonekura 

●From My Bookshelf
  Shumpeter Tamada
  Yasushi Hara

August 31, 2017

Forum 2017.12.6 Ravi Madhavan

Innovation Forum 2017.12.6 Ravi Madhavan

Topic:
“The Evolution of Systems Integration Capability in China: Case Studies in Nuclear Power and Commercial Aircraft”

Speaker:
Ravi Madhavan
(Professor, The Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh)

Date:
December 6th (Wednesday)  2017
from 12:40 ~ 14:10

Place:
 Director's room of the second floor of the IIR building

Organizer:
 Hiroshi Shimizu

August 23, 2017

IIR Summer School 2017 2017.8.23-24

■IIR Summer School 2017

Date: August 23-24, 2017
Venue: Sano-shoin Hall of Hitotsubashi University
Organized by: Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University

Kick Off
9:15-9:25: Nobeoka

Morning Session: (Chair: Nakajima)
9:25-10:15: Igami
            “Mergers, Innovation, and Entry-Exit Dynamics:
           Consolidation of the Hard Disk Drive Industry, 1996-2016”
          (with Kosuke Uetake)

Short Break: 10:15-10:30

10:30-11:10: Higuchi
           “Rethinking Functions of Organizational Hierarchies:
                     From a Case Study of Flat Organization”
11:10-12:00: Climaco
          “Implications of Intellectual Capital for Innovation Success and Failure in the Biotechnology Industry”

Lunch: 12:00-13:00

Guest Speaker: (Chair: Aoshima)
13:00-14:00: Guest Speaker, Nonaka “Cultivating Knowledge  Maneuverability”

Afternoon Session 1: (Chair: Karube)
14:10-15:00: Bharadwaj
       “Myths versus Reality of SEP Licensing: Perspectives from India“

15:00-15:50: Edman 
       “The Impact of a Foreign Identity on Host Country Product Market Entry”

Coffee Break: 15:50-16:15

Afternoon Session 2:  (Chair: Malen)
16:15-17:05: Haxhi
       “The Interplay of CPA, CSR & CG on CFP: A Configurational Approach”
17:05-17:55: Nirei
     “Creative Destruction in Organizational Capital:
     The Case of Sharing Economy in Japan and U.S. ” (with Li and Yamana)

Party:18:00-19:30

Morning Session 1: (Chair: Kang)
9:00-9:50: Wan “Sanctuary Cities” (with Kaz Miyagiwa)
9:50-10:40: Kimura
         “Art and Humanities for Innovation? Creative Britain & Digital Britain for another Age of Enlightenment and the Lunar Society”

August 22, 2017

Researcher Profile Izumi, Akira

Izumi, Akira   Professor
Innovation Policy
Born: 1963

E-mail: izumi☆iir.hit-u.ac.jp (to use this email address, please replace the ☆ with an @ mark)
Phone: +81-42-580-8437
Fax: +81-42-580-8410

【Career】
(Business Career)
1989            Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)
2003-2005   Advisor, Tokyo Branch, Deutsche Security
2010-2013  Director-General,
                  New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization                            (NEDO)
2013-2014  Director, Conformity Assessment Division,
                  Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau,                          Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industy (METI)
2014-2015  Director, International Electrotechnology Division, METI
2015-2017  Director-General, National Institute of Technology and Evaluation                             (NITE)
2017-present Professor, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University

(Education and Research)
1987          B.E. (Physical Electronics) Tokyo Institute of Technology
1989          M.E. (Physical Electronics) Tokyo Institute of Technology
1999          M.A.(Law and Diplomacy) Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy,
                 Tufts University
2008          Ph.D. (Engineering) Tohoku University

【Recent Research Themes】
Management of Technology
Standardization and Conformity Assessment (Certification)
Technology and Safety

July 31, 2017

Research Profile  Ashish BHARADWAJ

Research Profile  Ashish BHARADWAJ

Visiting Associate Professor,
Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University (2017.7.31-2017.11.30)

Assistant Professor, Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University

【Recent Research Themes】
Licensing of standard-essential patents: Recent legal disputes & policy challenges in India

June 13, 2017

Business Review Vol.65 No.1 SUM. 2017

Vol.65 No.1 SUM. 2017 (In Japanese)



A leading management journal in Japanese,
which builds a bridge between theory and practice.

EDITED BY
Hitotsubashi University, Institute of Innovation Research
PUBLISHED BY
Toyo Keizai Inc.







Scientific Sources of Innovation: Beyond the Myth of Nobel Prize


Shinichi Akaike / Yasushi Hara
"Nobel Prize in the Context of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy in Japan"

Yasushi Hara / Yukihiro Kabeya / Amane Koizumi
"There Is the Light That Never Fades Away: An Empirical Analysis for Nobel Prize Laureates"

Hiromi Saito / Kanetaka Maki
"Star Scientists: The Engine of Innovation in Japan"

Amane Koizumi / Masashi Shirabe
"How We Measure Research Performance in Japanese Universities?"

Cha Doo-won
"Basic Science in Korea: Diagnostics and Nowcasting"

Yosuke Yasuda
"Nobel Prize in Economic Science: Five Questions"

●Keyword: Package
 Hiroaki Ishii

●Design Techniques for Business Model Generators (4)
  Tatsuhiko Inoue

●Science of Creativity Management (3)
  Nobuyuki Inamizu

●Business Cases
 Emiko Tsuyuki / Masaharu Maeda
  "COCOROMI GAKUEN and COCO FARM & WINERY: Why we work? What we work for?―A great challenge of intellectually handicapped people in OCOROMI GAKUEN"

 Yaichi Aoshima / Kunitoshi Yamazaki
  "Tsuchiyu-onsen Hot Spring: Regional Development by Renewable Energy"

●Management Forum 
  Ryoji Noyori
    (Director-General, Center for Research and Development Strategy
Japan Science and Technology Agency)
 Interviewed by Seiichiro Yonekura / Shinichi Akaike / Yasushi Hara

●From My Bookshelf
  Naoto Kanki
  Emi Osonoi

Yoshinori Konno
"Network Structures with Customers and Supplier Performance in Japanese Automotive Components Industry"




June 1, 2017

Researcher Profile  Okada, Yoshimi

Okada, Yoshimi    Adjunct Assistant Professor


Science & Technological Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights
Born: 1968

E-mail: okada☆iir.hit-u.ac.jp (to use this email address, please replace the ☆ with an @ mark)
Phone: +81-42-580-8437
Fax: +81-42-580-8410

【Career】

1991             B.S. (Physics) The University of Tokyo
1993             M.S. (Physics) The University of Tokyo
                    The Japan Patent Office, Ministry of International Trade and Industry
                    (MITI)
1997             Patent Examiner
                    (Liquid Crystal, LED, Laser Optical fiber, Camera etc.)
                    Visiting Scholar, University of California, Santa Cruz
1999             International Affairs Division, Japan Patent Office
                    (engaged in cooperation project among Japan,
                    Europe and United States)
2001             Technology Research Division, the Japan Patent Office
                     (engaged in IP policy planning)
2003              Administrative Affairs Division,  the Japan Patent Office
                     (engaged in planning “Patent Prosecution Highway” framework)
2007              Secretariat of Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters,
                     Cabinet Secretariat
                (engaged in revising the Intellectual Property Strategic Program)
2009              Administrative Judge, Appeals Department,the Japan Patent Office
2013              Director of the Optical Control Subdivision, the Japan Patent Office
2014             Professor, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University
2017             Director,  Optical Devices Division, the Japan Patent Office
2017-            Adjunct Assistant Professor,
                    Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University


【Recent Research Themes】

Utilization of the knowledge disclosed by patent application documents and its effects on innovation



May 29, 2017

Forum 2017.6.8 Yu Jiang

Innovation Forum 2017.6.8 Yu Jiang

Topic:
“China's Information Infrastructure and Innovation Efforts under the Globalization”

Speaker:
 Yu Jiang
(Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Date:
June 8th (Thursday)  2017
from 14:10 ~ 14:50

Place:
 601 room of the 6th floor of the Faculty Building 2

Organizer:
 Byeongwoo Kang

May 11, 2017

Forum 2017.5.31 Jean-Baptiste Marc Litrico

Innovation Forum 2017.5.31 Jean-Baptiste Marc Litrico
Topic:
“Industry Ethos and Corporate Response to Institutional Pressures: Naturalizing Sustainability in Aviation”

Speaker:
Jean-Baptiste Marc Litrico
(Associate Professor, Smith School of Business, Queen's University/
Visiting Associate Professor, IIR, Hitotsubashi University)

Date:
May 31st (Wednesday)  2017
from 12:40 ~ 14:30

Place:
 601 room of the 6th floor of the Faculty Building 2

Organizer:
 Masaru Karube

May 1, 2017

Researcher Profile Taniguchi, Ryo

Taniguchi, Ryo   Adjunct Research Associate
Organizational theory

Born: 1989
E-mail: taniguchi@iir.hit-u.ac.jp 
        (to use this email address, please replace the ☆ with an @ mark) 
Phone:+81-42-580-8434
Fax:   +81-42-580-8410

【Career】
2012    B.A., Faculty of Commerce and Management, Hitotsubashi University
2014    M.A., Graduate School of Commerce and Management,
      Hitotsubashi University
2017    Ph.D., Graduate School of Commerce and Management,
      Hitotsubashi University
2017-present Adjunct Research Associate, Institute of Innovation Research,
      Hitotsubashi University

【Recent Research Themes】
Processes of formation and runaway of inter-organizational projects
Beginning and ending of technological boom

【Publications】
Taniguchi, R. Forthcoming. Successful Resource Acquisition-induced-Resource
   Allocation Failures: A Case Study of Symbolic Management on Biomass
   Nippon Strategy”. 『Soshiki Kagaku』(in Japanese).
 
Taniguchi, R. (2017). Formation and Dispersion of Chaotic Visioned Projects: A    Case Study of Biomass-Nippon Strategy. Doctoral Dissertation for Graduate    School of Commerce and Management, Hitotsubashi University (in Japanese).

Researcher Profile Asano, Kenji

Asano, Kenji   Adjunct Assistant Professor
Renewable Energy Policy, Environmental Economics

E-mail: asano☆iir.hit-u.ac.jp
             (to use this email address, please replace the ☆ with an @ mark)

Phone: +81-42-580-8411
Fax:   +81-42-580-8410

【Career】
2002-2004     Guest researcher at
                     Danish National Environmental Research Institute
2006              Ph. D (Global Environmental Studies) from Kyoto University
2006-2007      Post-doctoral fellow, Biomass Technology Research Center(BTRC),
                      National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and
                      Technology(AIST)
2007- Present Research Scientist, CRIEPI
2015- Present Lecturer (part-time), Institute of Innovation Research,
                     Hitotsubashi University
2016- Present Project Leader
                     (Renewable energy policies and liberalized electricity market ),
                      CRIEPI


【Recent Research Themes】

【Selected Publications】
Asano, K. (2014)
   Early Promoter of Solar Photovoltaics:
    Forty Years Development of Policy and Technology in Japan., Moe, E. and     P. Midford (eds), Common Challenges, National Responses: The Political     Economy of Renewable Energy and Energy Security in Japan, China and     Northern Europe, Palgrave Macmillan

Asano, K. (2013)
   Costs estimation for renewable electricity policies in Japan,
    IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference 2013

April 28, 2017

Researcher Profile Yoshioka-Kobayashi, Tohru

Yoshioka-Kobayashi, Tohru   Adjunct Assistant Professor

Intellectual property management

E-mail: t-koba☆tmi.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp /
    t-koba☆iir.hit-u.ac.jp (to use this email address, please replace the ☆ with an @ mark)
Phone: +81-42-580-8411
Fax:   +81-42-580-8410


【Career】
2005 B.A.,     School of Law, Osaka University
2007 LL.M,    Graduate School of Law, Osaka University
2007-2012    Policy Analyst, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
2009-2012    Project Researcher, Policy Alternative Research Institute,
                    the University of Tokyo
2013-2014    Project Research Assistant, Policy Alternative Research Institute,
                    the University of Tokyo
2014-2015    Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (DC2),
                    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
2015             Doctor of Engineering,
                     Department of Technology Management for Innovation,
                     Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo
2015-2016    Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute of Innovation Research,
                     Hitotsubashi University
2015-2016    Project Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy,
                      the University of Tokyo
2016-present Project Research Associate,
                       Department of Technology Management for Innovation,
                       Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo
2017-            Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute of Innovation Research,
                     Hitotsubashi University

【Recent Research Themes】
Innovations from interactions between technology development and industrial design creation;
organizational research management in universities and public research institutes, or research consortia;
bibliographic analysis of design rights for industrial design development management study.

March 30, 2017

Researcher Profile Nakajima, Kentaro

Nakajima, Kentaro   Associate Professor
Economics (Spatial Economics, Applied Microeconometrics)
Born: 1979

E-mail: nakajima☆iir.hit-u.ac.jp (to use this email address, please replace the ☆ with an @ mark)
Phone: +81-42-580-8417
Fax: +81-42-580-8410

Web: http://knakajima.weebly.com

【Career】
2003   B.A., Department of Economics, the University of Tokyo
2008   Ph.D. (Economics),Graduate School of Economics, the University of Tokyo
2008   Associate Professor,
          Endowed Chair in Regional Economy and Banking (The 77 Bank),
          Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University
2010   Associate Professor, Center for Economic Institutions,
          Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University
2011   Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics and Management,
          Tohoku University
2017   Associate Professor, Institute of Innovation Research,
          Hitotsubashi University

【Awards】
2015 Sakashita Prize, Applied Regional Science Conference

【Recent Research Themes】
Innovation and Spatial Economics
Spatial Economics with Network Data

March 14, 2017

Business Review Vol.64 No.4 SPR. 2017

Vol.64 No.4 SPR. 2017 (In Japanese)







A leading management journal in Japanese,
which builds a bridge between theory and practice.

EDITED BY
Hitotsubashi University, Institute of Innovation Research
PUBLISHED BY
Toyo Keizai Inc.




Innovation Research Frontier for the Next 20 Years


Joel Baker Malen
"Innovation for a Circular Economy"

Kentaro Nobeoka
"Changes of Customer Value into Tacit Nature"

Yaichi Aoshima
"Revolution of Industries Driven by Digital Innovation: 
Unstabilized Product Boundaries"

Masaru Karube
"A New Perspective on Innovation: 
  Marginality and Anomaly"

Toshihiro Nishiguchi
"Networks for What?"

Seiichiro Yonekura
"No Crazy Entrepreneurs, No New Companies"

Atsushi Ohyama
"Roles of Incentives in Innovative Activity"

Hiroshi Shimizu
"Innovation Is Becoming Low Hanging Fruit?"

Manabu Eto
"How the Japanese Government Should Support Innovation?"

Yoshimi Okada
"Patent System Reform: 
Redesigning the Basic Incentive Structure through Introducing Restriction of Injunction and Treble Damages as Well as Abolishing the Criminal Penalties for Patent Infringement"

Byeongwoo Kang
"Issues on Standard Essential Patents: Until Now and From Now on"


●Special Interview
  Ikujiro Nonaka
  Interviewed by Seiichiro Yonekura

●Keyword: Employment Relations
 Kenichi Shinohara

●Science of Creativity Management (2)
 Nobuyuki Inamizu

●Design Techniques for Business Model Generators (3)
  Tatsuhiko Inoue

●Business Cases
 Masako Wada / Haruomi Shindo
  "Peach Aviation"

 Megumi Kimura
  "Yubari : Local Business after Regional Innovation"

●Porter Prize 2016 
  Emi Ozono

●Management Forum 
  Ryuzo Sakamoto
    (Chairman, TOYOBO CO., LTD.)
 Interviewed by Seiichiro Yonekura

●From My Bookshelf
  Manabu Miyao
  Emiko Tsuyuki

March 9, 2017

International Symposium “Female Entrepreneurs Unlocking the Future” 2017.3.9

■ International Symposium “Female Entrepreneurs Unlocking the Future”

Date: March 9, 2017
Place: Hitotsubashi University Josuikai Centennial Hall 

Program
14:00 Opening Remarks 
Fumiya Kamikawaji, Head, Japan Gaza Innovation Challenge
Fumiya Kamikawaji Chair of Japan Gaza Innovation Challenge (JGIC) 

14:05 Keynote Lecture - Female Entrepreneurs Unlocking the Future
Seiichiro Yonekura, Professor, IIR

14:45 Presentation by Entrepreneurs
Ms. Febriarti Khairunnisa, Founder and owner, Bintang Sejahtera 
Ms. Majd Almashharawi, Founder & CEO, Green Cake 
Ms. Amal Abdelraof Abu Moailqe, Founder & CEO, Sketch Engineering 
Ms. Yuriko Murakami, Founder & CEO, Her BEST
Ms. Jennifer Shigoli, Founder & CEO, Malkia Investments Co & Ltd., Malkia Industries and TIM (Tanzania Institute of Manufacturing)

16:00 Panel Session
16:30 Closing Remarks
Dr. Akihiro Seita, Director of Health, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

Organizers: Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University (IIR) and Japan Gaza Innovation Challenge (JGIC). 
Co-organizers: the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), ARUN Seed, Results Japan
Supporters: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) 




March 7, 2017

Research Profile  Jean-Baptiste Marc Litrico

Research Profile  Jean-Baptiste Marc Litrico
Visiting Associate Professor,
Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University (2017.3.1-2017.7.31)

Associate Professor, Smith School of Business, Queen's University

【Recent Research Themes】
Diffusion of Corporate Environmental Management Practices: Social Movements and Industry Greening in the Japanese Context

February 23, 2017

Workshop on Innovation in Digital Industries 2017.2.23

■ Workshop on Innovation in Digital Industries

Date: February 23, 2017
Venue: Sano-shoin Hall, Hitotsubashi University

Innovation in digital industries now figures prominently in determining aggregate economic outcomes in the economy. Digital goods are pervasive and range from computer software to music, film and games, engineering blueprints, and even DNA sequences. There have been important discussions about whether new digital technological advances contribute to growth in productivity.
Less attention, however, has been paid to understand the industry’s boundaries, the accompanying organizational changes necessary to reap advances in the new digital technologies as well as the conditions for firms and countries to be successful entrants. The workshop aims at a discussion of these important issues.

Agenda:
10:30-11:45 Pre-research Meeting by presenters and IIR faculty members
11:45-12:45 Registration and Lunch

12:45-13:00 Opening Remarks
13:00-13:45 Session I
Steven Casper (Keck Graduate Institute), Marcela Miozzo (University of Manchester),
Cornelia Storz (University of Frankfurt)
“Conditions for successful entry in new digital industries: The role of generic complementary assets in the case of the online games industry.”

13:45-14:30 Session II
Yaichi Aoshima (Hitotsubashi University, IIR)
“How does digital technology affect the boundary of product?: Rise and fall of the digital still camera industry.”

14:45-15:30 Session III
Fumihiko Ikuine (Tsukuba University)
“Innovation pattern of digital industry: An evolutionary process of the Home video game in Japan.”

15:30-16:15 Session IV
Byeongwoo Kang (Hitotsubashi University, IIR), Heikki Rannikko (Aalto University School of Science), Erno T. Tornikoski (Grenoble Ecole de Management)
“How a laid-off employee becomes an entrepreneur: The case of Nokia's Bridge program.”

16:30-17:15 Session V
Vili Lehdonvirta (University of Oxford)
“Platforms as institutional frameworks for cross-border trade: The case of Online Labour Markets.”

17:15-18:00 Session VI
Michael Cusumano (MIT Sloan School, Tokyo University of Science)
“Platform Company Research – Some Data and Questions.”

Closing Remarks
The workshop was sponsored by Innovation Management Policy Program.

February 21, 2017

Professor Emeritus Toshihiro Nishiguchi Receives the Shoko Research Institute’s Annual Award for Outstanding Studies on Small Business


Toshihiro Nishiguchi, Professor Emeritus of Hitotsubashi University, has received the Shoko Research Institute’s (SRI) prestigious Annual Award for Outstanding Studies on Small Business. This award is offered to a selection of outstanding books and journal articles that achieve excellence in small-business research.

Professor Nishiguchi’s new book, titled Community Capital: The Prosperity and Limits of China’s Wenzhou Entrepreneurial Networks (in Japanese, Yuhikaku, 2016, 458 pp., coauthored with Professor Motoko Tsujita), has won the Main (as opposed to Next-rank) Prize of the SRI’s Award.

A product of twelve years of research, hundreds of field visits, and more than seven hundred interviews with Wenzhou and other Chinese entrepreneurs in nineteen countries, including China, Japan, Europe, and the United States, this book brings original insight to the institutional and economic development of a community-based entrepreneurial system that has enabled Wenzhou firms to outperform their competitors in key markets of daily goods worldwide.

Based on the principles of imprinted commensurate trust and quasi-ties among them, their distinctive system, analyzed closely in terms of their exclusionary community capital, drives them toward continuous advantage in starting up and growing small, private firms, building their own networks of suppliers and distributors, offering financing, and establishing reliable business norms.

Community Capital reveals the compelling logic behind these relationships, to present a new socioeconomic account for economic organization that has profound implications for future performance of all industrial societies.

This landmark work urges a fundamental rethinking of much received wisdom concerning Chinese competitiveness and is essential reading for serious academics and managers concerned with competing industrial systems.


February 2, 2017

Forum 2017.2.16 Charles J. McMillan

Innovation Forum 2017.2.16 Charles J. McMillan


Topic:
“The Planning Strategy of Strategic Planning:
Orientation, Time Constraints, Decisions, Action: Case Studies from Military, Business, and Political Theory”

Speaker:
Charles J. McMillan
(Professor, Schulich School of Business, York University)

Date:
February 16th (Thursday)  2017
from 13:30 ~ 15:00

Place:
 709 room of the 7th floor of the Faculty Building 2

Abstract:
Business journals, business school scholars, and strategic management societies focus on a range of themes, frameworks, and endogenous organizational factors that shape and influence firm strategies. From resource-based theories, dynamic capabilities, entrepreneurial  vision, the research literature is diverse, fractionated, and often devoid of realism of strategy in action, with clever tools of networks, deep learning, time management based on timing, surprise, deception, and deep collaboration. This presentation draws ideas and concepts from military theories, corporate case studies, and political theory.

Organizer:
 Kentaro Nobeoka