IIR Decennial Symposium on Frontiers of Innovation Research: Towards an Internationally Competitive Nation 2007.3.4-5

■ IIR Decennial International Symposium on Frontiers of Innovation Research: Towards an    
   Internationally Competitive Nation 

March 4-5, 2007 at Hitotsubashi Memorial Hall, Kanda, Tokyo
Organized by
IIR and Nihon Keizai Shimbun
In collaboration with
Josuikai (Hitotsubashi alumni association)
This symposium was held to commemorate the 10th anniversary of IIR, aming at learning the lessons on the future strategy for innovation research from the leaders of innovation research, highlighting some research outcomes of IIR and discussing their managerial and policy implications. The symposium was open to the general public of Japan.

Day 1: March 4, 2007
Sadao Nagaoka (Director, IIR)
Opening Address
Takehiko Sugiyama (President, Hitotsubashi  University)
Guest Speeches
Koji Omi (Minister of Finance, Japan)
Kakutaro Kitashiro (Chairman, Japan Association of Corporate Executives)

Keynote Lecture 1
Michael A. Cusumano (Professor, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
       “The Importance of Services Innovation in Software and Other Industries”
Session I: The Strengths and Weakness of Japanese Firms: From a Perspective of Innovation
Hiroyuki Chuma (IIR)
       “Moore’s Law, Increasing Complexities, and Limits of Organization: Modern Implications of  
       Japanese DRAM ERA”
Yaichi Aoshima (IIR)
       “Technology and Competition in the Digital Still Camera Industry”
Panel Discussion
Moderator: Kentaro Nobeoka (Kobe University)
Hidemi Ishiuchi (Toshiba Semiconductor Co.)
Masahiro Konishi (Fujifilm Corporation)
Ken Kusunoki (Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University)
Hiroyuki Chuma
Yaichi Aoshima

    Session II: Who Take the Central Role in Innovation: Entrepreneurs or Intrapreneurs?
Akira Takeishi (IIR)
      “Intrapreneurships within Large Corporations: Reasons and Consequences of Innovation in the Cases
      of Okochi Award Winners”
Seiichiro Yonekura (IIR)
       “Japan’s Venture Spirit: A Scientific Approach to Entrepreneurship”
Panel Discussion
Moderator: Seiichiro Yonekura
Ikujiro Nonaka (Emeritus Professor, Hitotsubashi University)
Hiroshi Fukino (Josuikai  / NanoGeometry Research, Inc. / Former Chair of Dell, Inc., Japan)
Junji Miyahara (Tokyo University of Science)
Hiroshi Fujiwara (Internet Research Institute, Inc.)
Tetsuya Iizuka (THine Electonics, Inc.)
Akira Takeishi
Day 2: March 5, 2007
Guest Speeches
Hiroshi Fukino (Josuikai  / NanoGeometry Research, Inc. / Former Chair of Dell, Inc., Japan)
Hiroyuki Abe (Member, Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters Cabinet / ex-Member, Council for
Science and Technology Policy, Cabinet Office)
       “Towards an Industrial and Social Restructuring Based on Innovations of Japanese Origin”
Keynote Lecture 2
Alfonso Gambardella (Professor, Department of Business Administration, Bocconi University)
       “Innovations for Products, Innovations for Licensing: When and Why We See Them and Why We Should Care”

Session III: Pro-innovation Intellectual Property System
Sadao Nagaoka (IIR)
       “Competition and Collaboration in Innovation”
Tomohiro Ijichi (IIR)
       “Industry-academia Collaborations and Intellectual Property Right System in Japan”
Panel Discussion
Moderator: Hiroyuki Odagiri (Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University)
Hisashi Kato (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation)
Hajimu Morioka (Ajinomoto Co., Inc.)
Hideshi Itoh (Graduate School of Commerce and Management, Hitotsubashi University)
Sadao Nagaoka
Tomohiro Ijichi
    Session IV: Network and Innovation
Toshihiro Nishiguchi (IIR)
       “Global Neighborhoods: Strategies of Successful Organizational Networks”
Jeffrey L. Funk (IIR)
       “Technological Discontinuities and Vertical Disintegration: Case of IT Industry in North America”

Panel Discussion
Moderator: Toshihiro Nishiguchi
Kenichi Imai (Emeritus Professor, Hitotsubashi University)
Nobuaki Miyama (Ministry of Defense, Japan)
Motoko Tsujita  (Ryukoku University)
Jeffrey L. Funk

Closing Remarks
Sadao Nagaoka