December 17, 2018

NEWS IIR Annual Report has been published online.

IIR Annual Report has been published online.


The IIR Annual Report for academic year 2016-2017 has been published. 
It gives detailed information on research and education activities of IIR.

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Introduction
An Overview of the Institute of Innovation Research

1. Research Activities
1) Innovation Research Forum
2) Conferences

2. Researchers
1) Full-time Researchers
2) International Visiting Researchers

3. Education
1) Courses Given by the IIR Faculty Members
2) Innovation Management and Policy Program

4. Research Results / Publications
1) Hitotsubashi Business Review
2) Working Papers
3) Case Studies


Editor and Publisher: Hitotsubashi University Institute of Innovation Research

December 13, 2018

Business Review Vol.66 No.3 WIN. 2018

Vol.66 No.3 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.



NEW SCIENCE OF EIGYO

Takeshi Nobe / Hiroaki Komatsu / Fumihiko Ikuine
"The Reality and Possibility of 'Eigyo'"

Nobuyuki Inamizu / Hidenori Sato
"Current Status of Sales Studies and Problems of 'Eigyo' Studies:
 A Review of 18 Meta-Analysis Papers"

Nobuyuki Inamizu / Yukiomi Kaburaki
"'Eigyo' in Japan Clarified Through Data"

Yoshiaki Yamashiro
"Building Organizational Capability in Sales and Marketing:
 Formation and Transfer of Optimal Organizational Routines"

Ryusuke Kosuge
"The Path to Value Co-Crative Selling"

York Date / Isamu Yamanoto
"How Will AI Change Salespeople's Work?"

●Business Cases
  Kentaro Nobeoka / Jhelun Bai
 "Gogoro: Innovation of New Smart Electric Scooter"

  Hajime Sasaki / Yuriko Nishihara
 "Custom Tailor Ginza Eikokuya: Processes to succeed the family business with
   improvements in performance"

●From My Bookshelf
  Takeshi Matusi

Essay
  Ikujiro Nonaka 
  "Toward Phenomenological Management"

●FinTech Revolution and Innovation (6)
  Mikiharu Noma / Tsutomu Fujita

●International Standardization from JAPAN (5)
  Manabu Eto / Yuichi Washida

●Management Forum 
  Mitsuru Izumo
  (President and Representative Director, euglena Co.,Ltd.)
  Interviewed by Seiichiro Yonekura

December 12, 2018

Forum 2019.1.25 Ning Li

Innovation Forum 2019.1.25 Ning Li

Topic:
“Social Network Perspectives in Organizational Research: Past, Present, and Future

Speaker:
Ning Li
(Associate Professor, Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa)

Date:
January 25th (Friday)  2019
from 13:00 to 15:00

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

Abstract:
Over the past decade, social network research has been a powerful 
tool to understand important organizational phenomena spanning
different research areas, such as leadership (Carter, DeChurch, Braun,
& Contractor, 2015), teamwork (Li, Zhao, Walter, Zhang, & Yu, 2015), 
creativity and innovation (Perry-Smith & Shalley, 2003), career 
(Seibert, Kraimer, & Liden, 2001), power and influence (Ibarra & 
Andrews, 1993). A social network approach allows organizational scholars 
to capture the complex and dynamic interactions among individuals in the 
workplace and gain a finer grained understanding of the phenomenon of 
interest. Moving forward, with the fast development of information 
technology, modern technologies have transformed the way employees work 
in contemporary organizations. As a result, organizations are 
increasingly using digital collaboration platforms to encourage more 
efficient collaborations among employees. Therefore, social network 
analysis is also a powerful tool in understanding employee behaviors in 
the digital era. In this presentation, we will synthesize various 
applications of social network analysis in organizational research in 
the past and discuss promising future directions of social network 
research such as digital collaboration, network change, and big data.

Organizer:
 Masaru Karube 

December 11, 2018

Forum 2019.1.25 Helen Zhao

Innovation Forum 2019.1.25 Helen Zhao

Topic:
“Social Network Research Method Workshop

Speaker:
Helen Zhao
(Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Hong Kong)

Date:
January 25th (Friday)  2019
from 10:00 to 12:00

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

Abstract:
 Social network analysis workshop in the morning will introduce 
 the theory and the method of social network analysis. We will 
 together go through 
  (1) What is social network analysis? 
  (2) What are the commonly used indicators to describe a social network? 
  (3) What is the theoretical rationale behind these social network indicators? 
 We will demonstrate social network analysis with UCINET software. 
 Interested participants can download the software and bring their 
 laptops to the workshop.

Organizer:
 Tomoyuki Shimanuki 

 This forum is jointly organized by MIC (Management Innovation Research Center), 
 Hitotsubashi University.


December 5, 2018

Forum 2018.12.12 Martin HEMMERT

Innovation Forum 2018.12.12 Martin HEMMERT

Topic:
“Why not internationalization? A longitudinal study of IT start-ups in China, South Korea and Japan

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

Date:
December 12th (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 

December 4, 2018

Forum 2019.1.8 Vili Lehdonvirta

Innovation Forum 2019.1.8 Vili Lehdonvirta

Topic:
“The Evolving Digital Economy: Towards a Platform Society

Speaker:
Vili Lehdonvirta
(PhD., Associate Professor at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford)

Date:
January 8th (Tuesday)  2019
from 15:00 to 17:00

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

Organizer:
 Byeongwoo Kang 

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

2019.3.18
Donal Crilly
(Associate Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship, London Business School)
Corporate Social Counterpositioning

2019.1.25
Ning Li 
(Associate Professor, Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa)
Social Network Perspectives in Organizational Research: Past, Present, and Future

2019.1.25
Helen Zhao 
(Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Hong Kong)
Social Network Research Method Workshop

2019.1.8
Vili Lehdonvirta 
(PhD., Associate Professor at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford)
The Evolving Digital Economy: Towards a Platform Society

2018.12.12
Martin HEMMERT 
(Professor, School of Business, Korea University/Visiting Professor, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University)
Why not internationalization? A longitudinal study of IT start-ups in China, South Korea and Japan

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