October 24, 2018

Forum 2018.11.28 ElHassan ELSABRY

Innovation Forum 2018.11.28 ElHassan ELSABRY

Topic:
“High Cost of Academic Journals as a Potential Barrier to Knowledge Transfer to SMEs

Speaker:
ElHassan ELSABRY
(Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University)

Date:
November 28th (Wednesday)  2018
from 15:00 to 16:30

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

Organizer:
 Yaichi Aoshima 

October 22, 2018

Forum 2018

●Forum 2018

2018.11.28
ElHassan ELSABRY 
(Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University)
High Cost of Academic Journals as a Potential Barrier to Knowledge Transfer to SMEs

2018.10.10
Martin HEMMERT 
(Professor, School of Business, Korea University/Visiting Professor, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University)
Managing the Paradoxical Tension between Exploration and Exploitation in Inter-organizational Relations: The Case of University-industry Research Collaborations

2018.7.11
Wen Pan Fagerlin 
(Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Visiting Researcher at Hitotsubashi University)
Participation, Facilitation and Empowerment - A Study of Top Managers’ Involvement in Control Practices of Innovation Processes,

2018.7.10
Niraj S. Mankad
(Assistant Professor, School of Business, FLAME University)
”Open Innovation and Creation of Products and Services in the Media Economy

2018.6.27
Ivar Padrón-Hernández 
(Affiliated Researcher, European Institute of Japanese Studies,Stockholm School of Economics)
”MNC Subsidiary Strategy and Institutional Responses in PET Bottle Reverse Vending

2018.6.20
Daniel Ehnes 
(Research Assistant, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Goethe University Frankfurt)
”Market Reactions to Downsizing Announcements: The Role of Strategy and Knowledge Intensity

2018.6.5
Nobuyuki Hanaki
(Professor, Institut Supérieur d’Économie et de Management (ISEM), University of Nice Sophia Antipolis)
On the Roots of the Intrinsic Value of Decision Rights: Evidence from France and Japan (joint work with Joāo V. Ferreira and Benoît Tarroux)

2018.5.2
Ann Weiland
(Ph.D Candidate, TU Dresden)
Sectoral Dynamics in the Solar Photovoltaic Industry: Selecting Global Innovation Strategies

2018.4.25
Alice Katharina Bauer
(Lecturer, Institute for Strategic and International Management, Hamburg University of Technology)
Opportunities, Environment & Business Interaction: Exploring the Entrepreneurial Process through the Structuration Theoretical Lens

2018.4.10
Yoichi Matsumoto
(Associate Professor, Research Institute for Economics and Business Administration, Kobe University)
Inter-temporal Scope Economies and Resource Reallocation: Entries, Retrenchments, Business Deepening in Global Semiconductor Industry

October 19, 2018

Forum 2017

●Forum 2017

2018.2.14
Tuukka Toivonen 
(PhD. Senior Lecturer at the Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP), University College London)
From Creative 'Clashes' and 'Sparks' to Jolts: An empirical investigation of the idea journeys and feedback interactions of early-stage digital entrepreneurs in London

2018.1.31
Lee, Sang-Gun 
(Professor, Sogang University Business School)
A Comparative Study of Linkage of Effects of ICT Industries and Machinery and Equipment Industries among the Korea, the United States, Germany and Japan

2018.1.24
Cornelia Lawson 
(Prize Fellow, University of Bath)
Citizens of Somewhere: Examining the Geography of Foreign and Native-born Academics’ Engagement with External Actors

2017.12.27
Takumi Shimizu 
(Ph.D Candidate, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University)
Coordinating collective framing processes with heterogeneous actors in technology standard development: A Topic Modeling Approach

2017.12.6
Ravi Madhavan 
(Professor, The Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh)
”The Evolution of Systems Integration Capability in China: Case Studies in Nuclear Power and Commercial Aircraft

2017.10.25
Evan W. Lauteria 
(PhD Student, University of California Davis)
The Cultural Foundations of Institutional Divergence: A Study of Nintendo and SEGA’s ‘Console Wars'

2017.6.8
Yu Jiang 
(Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
China's Information Infrastructure and Innovation Efforts under the Globalization

2017.5.31
Jean-Baptiste Marc Litrico 
(Associate Professor, Smith School of Business, Queen's University / 
 Visiting Associate Professor, IIR, Hitotsubashi University)
Industry Ethos and Corporate Response to Institutional Pressures: Naturalizing Sustainability in Aviation



October 18, 2018

Forum 2016

●Forum 2016

2017.2.16
Charles J. McMillan 
(Professor, Schulich School of Business, York University)
The Planning Strategy of Strategic Planning: Orientation, Time Constraints, Decisions, Action: Case Studies from Military, Business, and Political Theory

2016.11.16
Pao-lien Chen 
(Associate Professor National Tsing Hua University)
Learning-by-Hiring: International Employee Mobility and the Growth of Emerging Market Firms at Home

2016.10.18
Michael A. Cusumano 
(VP & Dean/Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Tokyo University of Science /
 Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management)
Strategy Rules

2016.6.8
Youngjin Yoo 
(Professor, Temple University)
From Publishing to Printing: Immateriality of Digital Innovation and New Business Models in the Generative Economy

2016.5.25
Sunil Mani 
(Professor, Center for Development Studies)
One Size Does Not Fit All: An Analysis of the Importance of Industry-specific Vertical Policies for Growing High Technology Industries in India.

2016.4.20
Veikko Thiele 
(Associate Professor, Queen's University)
Fostering Entrepreneurship: Backing Founders or Investors?

2016.4.20
Ben Dankbaar 
(Professor Emeritus at Radboud University Nijmegen)
From Catching up to Meeting the Grand Challenges: The Changing Faces of Industrial Policy.

2016.4.13
Michael G Jacobides 
(Sir Donald Gordon Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and
Associate Professor, Strategy & Entrepreneurship Department, London Business School)
Scale, Scope and Performance Dynamics: A Population Study of the Evolution of Bank Holding Companies and Their Performance Changes, 1990-2014





September 25, 2018

Forum 2018.10.10 Martin HEMMERT

Innovation Forum 2018.10.10 Martin HEMMERT

Topic:
“Managing the Paradoxical Tension between Exploration and Exploitation in Inter-organizational Relations: The Case of University-industry Research Collaborations

Speaker:
Martin HEMMERT
(Professor, School of Business, Korea University/Visiting Professor, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University)

Date:
October 10th (Wednesday)  2018
from 17:00 to 18:30

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

Organizer:
 Yaichi Aoshima 

September 20, 2018

Business Review Vol.66 No.2 AUT. 2018

Vol.66 No.2 AUT. 2018 (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.



THE FUTURES OF EVs

Yasuhiro Daisho
"Perspectives on Environmental and Energy Issues of Motor Vehcles: With a Focus on Electrifying the Vehcles"

Noboru Sato
"Industrial Business Trends Towards Automobile Electrification and Their Competitiveness"

Satoshi Nagashima
"The Futuer of Mega Trend "CASE" From Europe: New Mobility Society Japan Will Lead"

Long Ke / Hideko Kono
"The Challenges and Strategies of Chinese Automobile Industries: the Possibility to Develop EV in China"

Kiyoshi Fujiwara / Masayuki Motohashi
"Ideal Vehicle Electrification by Vehicle Manufacturer: Mazda's Solution for Ideal  Electric Vehicle Society"

Takahiro Fujimoto
"An Architectural Analysis of Green Vehicles in Future: The Possibility of Their Diversity"

Kentaro Nobeoka / Kan Matsuoka
"Customer Value of Automobile: Global Trends of Non-Functional Value"

●Leaders of MOT 
  Hiroki Isobe (Alliance Global Director, Nissan Motor Corporation)
  Interviewed by Takahiro Fujimoto, Kentaro Nobeoka and Yaichi Aoshima

●Special Interview
  Ulrich Hackenberg (Former Technology Development Officer, Volkswagen)

●From My Bookshelf
  Masato Itohisa

●Management Forum 
  Shigeki Terashi
  (Executive Vice President, TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION)
  Interviewed by Seiichiro Yonekura, Kentaro Nobeoka and Takahiro Fujimoto

●Business Cases
  Masaru Karube / Daisuke Uchida
  "Challenge and Evolution: Panasonic Home Appliances Refrigerator(Wuxi) Co., Ltd"

  Ayano (Hirose) Nishihara
  "Kyowa Hakko Bio: Promoting Innovation Towards “Goodness"

Special Contribution
  Tsutomu Nakano
  "Has Your Miles Davis Come?: The High-End Audio Equipment Market From Performativity"

●FinTech Revolution and Innovation (5)
  Mikiharu Noma / Tsutomu Fujita

●International Standardization from JAPAN (4)
  Manabu Eto / Yuichi Washida

September 5, 2018

IIR Summer School 2018 2018.8.25-26

■IIR Summer School 2018

Date: August 25-26, 2018
Venue: Sano-shoin Hall of Hitotsubashi University
Organized by: Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University

Opening
10:00-10:15: Yaichi Aoshima

Session1: (Chair: Kan)
•10:15-10:55: Ivar Padrón-Hernández “Enablers and tactics of MNC subsidiary influence on headquarter strategic initiatives”
•10:55-11:35: ElHassan ElSabry “Can philanthropy compensate for the decline in public research funding? Analyzing research funded by members of the Science Philanthropy Alliance”
•11:35-12:15: Tohru Yoshioka-Kobayashi “You can learn more from those who copied your knowledge than from your alliance partners: A technological return from knowledge spillovers to originating firms”

Lunch: 12:15-13:15

Session2: (Chair: Nakajima)
•13:15-13:55: Maria Vasileva Ilieva & Jin-ichiro Yamada “BoD Decision-making Process for Renovation after a Prolonged Fraud: Olympus case study“
•13:55-14:35: Yin Deyun “Inter-Organizational and geographical mobility of Chinese Inventor: Patterns and impacts”
Coffee Break: 14:35-14:50

Session3: (Chair: Ohyama)
•14:50-15:30: Daisuke Uchida “Imitation? Environmental Signals and Similarity of
Behavior in Hiring by Japanese Firms, 1974-2011”
•15:30-16:10: Chirantan Chatterjee “When the Big One Came: A Natural Experiment
on Demand Shocks and Market Structure in India’s Influenza Vaccine Markets”

Guest Speaker •16:10-17:10: Hiroyuki Odagiri “Innovation and Competition Policy - With Applications
to Japanese Cases -”

IIR welcomes new visiting professor

2017.09.03
Professor Hemmert joined us as a visiting professor from Korea University. Welcome!

Visiting Professor, Institute of Innovation Research (2018.9.3-2019.1.30)
http://hitotsubashiiir-en.blogspot.com/2018/09/research-profile-hemmert-martin.html


September 4, 2018

Research Profile  HEMMERT, Martin

Research Profile  HEMMERT, Martin

Visiting Professor,
Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University (2018.9.3-2019.1.30)

Professor, School of Business, Korea University

【Recent Research Themes】
International Comparative Studies of Innovation Systems and Management Systems, Technology Partnership and Alliances, Entrepreneurship

July 31, 2018

Director’s Message

The Hitotsubashi University Institute of Innovation Research was established in 1997 as the first organization in Japan to research innovation from the viewpoint of the social sciences. Since then, innovation has grown steadily in importance. Whether it is declining birthrates and ageing populations, energy and environmental problems, weakening international competitiveness, or problems such as the rising cost of social safety nets or the widening gap between rich and poor, our societies are facing multiple challenges. Finding fundamental solutions to these problems seems beyond our grasp if we merely continue with our traditional approach. Contemporary society demands innovation from a variety of perspectives, including technologies, organizations, institutional systems, and social systems.

Innovation is not merely technical innovations. Groundbreaking ideas are acknowledged as innovations only after they have been realized in a form such as products, services, organizations, or systems and accepted by society. Consequently, the process that generates innovations is quite a social process that involves many people.

Our principal research objective is elucidating this process – that is, answering the question, “Why, and in what manner, does innovation occur?”. Many innovations that are breakthroughs, however, including those that cause a rupture from the past, are unique phenomena that occur under considerable uncertainty, and cannot always be explained appropriately through the traditional academic approach. Explaining innovation phenomenon therefore demands the creation of new academic fields. In other words, through the process of pursuing the innovation phenomenon we must produce innovations in our own academic systems. This is the endeavor we will continue in the future.

Just as innovation takes place when individuals can communicate and exchange information openly, development of innovation research requires an open environment as well. To clarify the phenomenon of innovation, researchers around the world must interact vigorously, mobilizing their intellectual capabilities. The Hitotsubashi University Institute of Innovation Research will itself foster such an open, creative venue by becoming the hub for global innovation research in Japan.

Moreover, here at the institute we seek not merely to publish study results – we also want to invigorate innovation by actively applying research results in the locations where innovation is taking place. Therefore, we wish to not only be a hub for innovation research but to also develop as a center where business men and women and researchers can meet and engage in creative interaction and collaboration.

Innovation does not occur when one person acts alone. It requires the meeting of diverse individuals. Whether you are a researcher or someone working in business, we hope you will visit The Institute of Innovation Research, either in person or through this website, as a venue for meeting and discovery.



July 20, 2018

Awards

■July 4, 2018
Byeongwoo, KANG, Assistant Professor, received Young Scholars Award 2018 from the International Schumpeter Society



■June 28, 2018
Ryo TANIGUCHI, Adjunct Research Associate, received the 34th Annual Takamiya Award for Best Paper from the Academic Association for Organizational Science


■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




■Nobember 1, 2017
Professor Yaichi Aoshima received Japan Society for Research Policy and Innovation Management Award



■June 21, 2017
Professor Hiroshi SHIMIZU received the 33rd Annual Takamiya Award for Best Book from the Academic Association for Organizational Science


■February 21, 2017
Professor Emeritus Toshihiro Nishiguchi Receives the Shoko Research Institute’s Annual Award for Outstanding Studies on Small Business


July 4, 2018

Byeongwoo, KANG, Assistant Professor, received Young Scholars Award 2018 from the International Schumpeter Society


Byeongwoo, KANG, Assistant Professor, received Young Scholars Award 2018 from the International Schumpeter Society



Organization: 
The International Schumpeter Society

Award: 

Young Scholars Award 2018

Article Title:
How Does Innovation Occur in India? Evidence from the JIRICO Survey

Abstract: 

This paper reports the results of the JIRICO survey to shed light on the drivers and obstacles to innovation in India, and how the intellectual property rights system, particularly patents, play a role in the larger innovation ecosystem of the country. Findings are on three issues: (1) Motivation of Innovation activity, (2) innovation activities in India, (3) Challenges for innovation activity, (4) Protection strategy of innovation activity, and (5) commercialization strategy of innovation activity in this paper will provide insights to other emerging countries that pursue endogenous innovation.


Website for the International Schumpeter Society

Forum 2018.7.11 Wen Pan Fagerlin

Innovation Forum 2018.7.11 Wen Pan Fagerlin

Topic:
“Participation, Facilitation and Empowerment - A Study of Top Managers’ Involvement in Control Practices of Innovation Processes,

Speaker:
Wen Pan Fagerlin
(Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Visiting Researcher at Hitotsubashi University)

Date:
July 11th (Wednesday)  2018
from 11:00 to 12:15

Place:
AV Conference room (Room#215) of the second floor of the IIR building 

Organizer:
 Masaru Karube


June 28, 2018

Ryo TANIGUCHI, Adjunct Research Associate, received the 34th Annual Takamiya Award for Best Paper from the Academic Association for Organizational Science


Ryo TANIGUCHI, Adjunct Research Associate, received the 34th Annual Takamiya Award for Best Paper from the Academic Association for Organizational Science


Organization: 
The Academic Association for Organizational Science

Award: 

Takamiya Award for Best Paper

Date: 

June 9, 2018

Award Winner: 

Adjunct Research Associate Ryo TANIGUCHI

Article Title: 

Successful Resource Acquisition-Induced-Resource Allocation Failures: A Case Study of Symbolic Management on "Biomass Nippon Strategy"

Abstract: 

Drawing on management literature, this paper examines the shortcomings of contemporary budget allocation procedures in the Japanese government. In order to improve efficiency in utilizing the national budget, the Japanese government has promoted priority-driven budgeting. However, such efforts have often end in failure because the government tends to allocate funds to projects with purposes only loosely connected to prioritized policies. The mass media have called such projects “binjo yosan” (bandwagon projects) and have criticized these uses of the national budget. This paper asks why and how such bandwagon projects emerge. Previous studies of public administration and political science cannot offer sufficient explanations, as they address national budgeting, not budgeting based on specific policies, and bureaucrats’ motivation for acquiring budgetary finances. Launching instead from management literature, such as resource allocation and resource acquisition research, this paper constructs a few theoretical propositions and applies those to the case of “Biomass Nippon Strategy.” The results show that, since priority-driven budgeting defines which policy area budgets will be cut, a prioritized policy attracts projects that actually belong to non-prioritized areas, leading to the emergence of “bandwagon projects.” These findings indicate that a strategy of selection and concentration runs the risk of further dispersion of resources.


Website for The Academic Association for Organizational Science
http://www.aaos.or.jp/news/dtl?id=691           (In Japanese)
http://www.hakutou.co.jp/book/b307665.html (In Japanese)




June 18, 2018

Forum 2018.6.27 Ivar Padrón-Hernández

Innovation Forum 2018.6.27 Ivar Padrón-Hernández

Topic:
“MNC Subsidiary Strategy and Institutional Responses in PET Bottle Reverse Vending

Speaker:
Ivar Padrón-Hernández
(Affiliated Researcher, European Institute of Japanese Studies,Stockholm School of 
 Economics)

Date:
June 27th (Wednesday)  2018
from 12:40 to 14:00

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

Organizer:
 Masaru Karube 

Abstract:
How do host country institutions affect strategic choice and institutional responses by subsidiaries in multinational corporations (MNCs)? This paper addresses the above question through a comparative study of three subsidiaries within Tomra, a Norwegian recycling machinery firm. Specifically, I contrast regulative, cognitive and normative institutions surrounding deposit versus non-deposit reverse vending of PET bottles in the United States, Japan and Germany. Findings show how subsidiaries interacted with local institutions as they formed local strategies and institutional responses. While the strategic choice between deposit and non-deposit solutions was related to the overall degree of institutional friction, subsidiary responses to institutions were not. Instead, responses followed a hierarchy in which conflicting norms, cognitions and regulations were targeted in that order.
Emphasizing the role of MNC subsidiaries and local institutions in forming viable strategies, issue-specificity of institutions and pillar hierarchy of institutional change in mature fields, this paper contributes to the global strategy literature and institutional theory.

June 12, 2018

Business Review Vol.66 No.1 SUM. 2018

Vol.66 No.1 SUM. 2018 (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.



Science of "Work and Life Shift"

Yasuhiro Hattori
"Work Style Diversification and Changing Nature of Psychological Contracts"

Isamu Yamamoto
"Firm Performance and the Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement: Evidence from Japanese Firm Panel Data"

Hattori Seminor of Yokohama National University
"Sexual-division-of-labor and Women’s Promotional Motivation"

Hiromi Sakazume
"Managerial Behaviors Depended on Subordinate Gender Differences"

Hattori Seminor of Yokohama National University
"Antecedents of Overtime Work and Job Stress"

Yuta Morinaga
"Does Team-based Health Promotion Practice Increase Employee's Well-being?: Exploring Next Stage of Health and Productivity Management through Focusing Population Approach"

Yohei Tsunemi 
"Labor and Social Studies of Japanese News Site"


●Leaders of MOT 
  Hiroshi Saijo (CEO and Managing Director, Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley Inc.)
   Interviewed by Kentaro Nobeoka and Yaichi Aoshima

●International Standardization from JAPAN (3)
  Manabu Eto / Yuichi Washida

●FinTech Revolution and Innovation (4)
  Mikiharu Noma / Tsutomu Fujita

●Design Techniques for Business Model Generators (8)
  Tatsuhiko Inoue

●Business Cases
 Satoko Suzuki
  "Hachiban Ramen: Overseas Expansion of Japanese Ramen for the Masses"

 Motohiro Shinabe
  "The 48th Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition / The Summer Period: Group Dynamics in Professionals"

●Management Forum 
  Susumu Fujita / Tetsuhito Soyama
 (President, Founder, CyberAgent, Inc. / Director, CyberAgent, Inc.)
  Interviewed by Seiichiro Yonekura