Hitotsubashi University & Kwansei Gakuin University Osaka Workshop on Entrepreneurship and Innovation 2010.12.11-12

■ Hitotsubashi University & Kwansei Gakuin University Osaka Workshop on Entrepreneurship and Innovation 

Date: December 11th and 12th, 2010
Venue: Hankyu Terminal Square 17, Osaka (Umeda), Japan
Sponsored by:
・Research Project “Empirical Studies on Entry and Industrial Dynamics in Regions”,
Hitotsubashi University
・Center for Research on Contemporary Economic Systems, Hitotsubashi University
・Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University
・Center for Economic Institutions, Hitotsubashi University
・JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) (No. 20243018)
・JSPS Grant-in Aid for Young Scientists (B) (No. 2173186)
Co-organized by:
Okamuro, Hiroyuki, Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University
Kato, Masatoshi, School of Economics, Kwansei Gakuin University / Institute of Economic
Research, Hitotsubashi University


December 11th: 14:30-20:30

Opening Remark

Session 1 (14:30-16:10)
Chaired by Hiroyuki Okamuro (Hitotsubashi University)

Speaker: Erik Stam (Utrecht University, the Netherlands)
“Gazelles, industry growth and structural change” (with J. W. B. Bos)
Discussant: Atsushi Ohyama (Hokkaido University)

Speaker: Serguey Braguinsky (Carnegie Mellon University, US)
“Science-based business: Knowledge capital or entrepreneurial ability? Theory
and evidence from a survey of biotechnology start-ups” (with Y. Honjo, S.
Nagaoka, and K. Nakamura)
Discussant: Noriyuki Doi (Kwansei Gakuin University)

Session 2 (16:30-18:00)
Chaired by Nobuya Fukugawa (Tohoku University)

Speaker: Ryuichiro Tsuchiya (Ritsumeikan Asia-Pacific University)
“Firm size and business startup reasons of Japanese workers”

Speaker: Masatoshi Kato & Hiroyuki Okamuro
(Kwansai Gakuin University; Hitotsubashi University)
“What explains innovative outcomes at start-up stage?” (with Yuji Honjo)

18:30-20:30: Discussions

December 12th: 9:30-13:00

Session 3 (9:30-11:10)
Chaired by Yuji Honjo (Chuo University)

Speaker: Dirk Czarnitzki (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
“The contribution of corporate ventures to radical innovation” (with J. M. H. Dick
and K. Hussinger)
Discussant: Hiroyuki Odagiri (Seijo University)

Speaker: Luca Grilli (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
“On the impact of venture capital financing on the growth of high-tech start-ups:
separating treatment from selection effects” (with F. Bertoni and M. G. Colombo)
Discussant: Yuji Honjo

Session 4 (11:30-13:00)
Chaired by Masatoshi Kato

Speaker: Youngkwan Kwon (Seoul National University, Korea)
“The effects of technology acquisitions on the innovation performance of startups”
Discussant: Koichiro Okamura (Kwansei Gakuin University)

Speaker: Sadao Nagaoka (Hitotsubashi University)
“Knowledge creation process in science: initial findings from the scientists survey
in Japan” (with M. Igami, M. Eto, and T. Ijichi)

Closing remark