Forum 2006.04-2007.03

28 February, 2007Makoto Kitamura(Junior Research Fellow, IIR, Hitotsubashi University)‘Institutionalizing the Use of “Surrogate Consumer”: Its Influence on Consumers’ Decision Making’
28 February, 2007Ng Shuk Yee Sally(Junior Research Fellow, IIR, Hitotsubashi University)‘”Car Town” in Huadu District, Guanzhou: Its Formation and Influence on the Smaller Peripheral Cities and Towns’
26 January, 2007Minoru Usui(Director, General Administrative Manager, Production Engineering & Development Division, Seiko Epson Corporatio)‘Development of an Ink Jet Printer that Produces Higi Resolution Text and Pictorial Images’(COE Research Project on Okochi Prize Cases)
22 December, 2006Takeshi Nomura(Director, Senior Vice President,TDK Corporation)‘Development of Highly Reliable Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors with Ni Electrode’(COE Research Project on Okochi Prize Cases)
14 November, 2006Iain Cockburn(School of Management, Boston University)‘Entry, Exit and Patenting in the Software Industry’
27 September, 2006Fumikazu Itoh(General Manager Production Engineering Research Laboratory Hitachi, Ltd.)‘Development of direct on-chip wiring formation system for LSIs’(COE Research Project on Okochi Prize Cases)
12 September, 2006Akiyasu Okuno(Manager, Electric Energy storage solution Group, R&D Center, The Tokyo Electric Power
Company, Incorporated)
Keiichi Mori(Assistant Manager, NAS Development Department, NAS Battery Business, NGK Insulators,

‘Development and Commercial Viability of the Sodium-Sulfur Battery for Electric Energy
(COE Research Project on Okochi Prize Cases)
26 July, 2006Ng Shuk Yee Sally
Junior Research Fellow, IIR, Hitotsubashi University)
‘Verification of the Ownership Structure of 150 State-owned Enterprises in China’
26 July, 2006Franz Waldenberger
Professor, University of Munich / Visiting Professor, IIR, Hitotsubashi University)
‘Governmental regulations as a risk factor in international business’
19 July, 2006Nathalie Cavasin
Visiting Researcher, Global Information and Telecommunication Instiute, Waseda University)
‘Innovation in Optical Lenses’
13 July, 2006Kojiro Ozu
(Adviser, Suzuye & Suzuye, Intellectual Property Firm)
(Former Manager of Intellectual Property Division, Toshiba Corporation)
Yukiharu Takahashi
(Former Auditor, Toshiba Microelectronics Corporation)
‘The Development of Microcomputer System and its LSI Family’
(COE Research Project on Okochi Prize Cases)
28 June, 2006Makoto Kitamura
Junior Research Fellow, IIR, Hitotsubashi University)
‘”Beauty Journalist” as a Myth: An Institutionalized Process of a Surrogate Consumer in Japanese Cosmetic Industry’
31 April, 2006Akira Takeishi
Professor, IIR, Hitotsubashi University)
Masaru Karube
(Associate Professor, IIR, Hitotsubashi University)

‘Reasons for Innovation: Legitimacy under Uncertainty in the Case of Okochi Memorial Prize Winners’
26 April, 2006Hwy-Chang Moon
Professor, Seoul National University)

‘How to Enhance Business Cooperation between Korea and Japan’