Business Review Vol.68 No.2 AUT. 2020

Vol.68 No.2 AUT. 2020 (In Japanese) A leading management journal in Japanese,which builds a bridge between theory and practice. EDITED BYHitotsubashi University, Institute of Innovation ResearchPUBLISHED BYToyo Keizai Inc. Digital Transformation and the Fate of the Japanese Companies: What Made DX So Slow and So Unessential? Hirofumi Tatsumoto / Fumihiko Ikuine“DX: Past, Present and Future“ Soichiro Murata“Run Electrons, Not Employees. Electrons Never Tired“ Youngjin Yoo“Three Strategic Questions on Digital Transformation That One Must Ask“ Yasufumi Fujii“Providing New UX Is the Purpose of DX: DX by Servicer-Merge-Maker Model with a Case of Ping An Group“ Vili Lehdonvirta“Digital Transformation of Labour Markets: The Rise of Remote, Flexible, Contact-based Online Work“Byeongwoo Kang“Digital Transformation in the Education System“ Tohru Yoshioka-Kobayashi / Binshi Yuan “Innovation Management…

Brown bag lunch seminar 2020.9.16 Kentaro Nakajima

Brown bag lunch seminar 2020.9.16 Kentaro Nakajima Topic: “The role of online communication on innovation” Speaker: Kentaro Nakajima (Associate Professor, IIR, Hitotsubashi University) Date: September 16th (Wednesday) 2020 from 12:40 to 14:00 Venue: Zoom online Organizer: Masaru Karube Deadline: 9:00, September 16 , 2020 IIR Brown bag lunch seminar

Report on the 11th IIR Summer School

Institute of Innovation Research has been holding the IIR Summer School every year since 2010. The 11th Summer School was held remotely through Zoom on August 25 & 26, 2020. The purpose of this summer school is to promote innovation research by building researcher networks, offering a place for presenting the latest research results, and supporting young researchers. This year, we invited Professor Shigeru ASABA as a guest speaker and a total of 11 presentations were made (2 were in Japanese and 9 in English). The Best Presentation Award was awarded to Dr. Kyle Higham, Appointed Research Associate, IIR, Hitotsubashi University. The title of his presentation was “Patent Quality: Systematic Analysis and Measurement”. The participants were wide ranging from graduate…

PADRÓN-HERNÁNDEZ, Ivar, Assistant Professor, received The Grigor McClelland Doctoral Dissertation Award 2020

PADRÓN-HERNÁNDEZ, Ivar, Assistant Professor, received The Grigor McClelland Doctoral Dissertation Award 2020. Organization:Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS) Award:The Grigor McClelland Doctoral Dissertation Award Achievements:“When International Strategy Meets Local Institutions: Subsidiary Influence in the Context of Headquarter Initiatives” Abstract:What do foreign subsidiaries of multinational enterprises do when strategies proposed by headquarters clash with local ways of doing business? Through 105 interviews at AB Volvo, Tomra and DeLaval, this dissertation explores, unpacks, and widens our understanding of the dilemmas and implications of subsidiaries’ dual belonging to corporate and local contexts. Findings on how subsidiaries in the United States, Japan, Germany, and France handled institutional friction caused by innovative and unfamiliar headquarter strategic initiatives are divided into four related but…

Researcher Profile Ichikawa, Tagui

Ichikawa, Tagui Professor Digital/ Innovation PolicyBorn: 1964 E-mail: ichikawa☆iir.hit-u.ac.jp (to use this email address, please replace the ☆ with an @ mark)Phone: +81-42-580-8437Fax: +81-42-580-8410Web: https://sites.google.com/view/ichikawa-tagui-iir/home 【Career】(Business Career)1990         Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)2001-2004    Deputy Director, Industrial Technology Policy Division, METI2004-2006    Director, Planning Division, New Energy and Industrial Technology              Development Organization (NEDO)2006-2007    Director, RPS Office, Agency of Natural Resources and Energy, METI2007-2010    Director, IT Research Department, JETRO New York Center           (Representative, IPA New York)2010-2011    Director, AIST Office, METI2011-2013    Professor, Nagaoka University of Technology2013-2017    Counselor, National Strategy Office of ICT, Cabinet Secretariat2017-2020    Deputy Director, AI Research Center, National Institute of Advanced          Industrial Science & Technology (AIST)  2018-      Deputy Director General for Artificial Intelligence, AIST  2019-    …

IIR Summer School 2020 2020.8.25-26

■IIR Summer School 2020 This year, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University holds 11th IIR Summer School. To promote, drive and boost innovation research, we welcome students, researchers and practitioners to exchange our knowledge and creativity. Date : August 25th-26th, 2020Venue : Zoom online CALL for AUDIENCEDeadline: 17th August 2020https://www.iir.hit-u.ac.jp/blog/2020/05/28/form-ss2020/ PROGRAMhttps://www.iir.hit-u.ac.jp/blog/2020/05/29/program-ss2020/

Business Review Vol.68 No.1 SUM. 2020

Vol.68 No.1 SUM. 2020 (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. Corporate Venturing: Re-connecting Established Firms with Start-up Activities Michael A. Cusumano “Japan’s Ongoing Challenges in Innovation and Entrepreneurship“ Yaichi Aoshima / Hiroki Ichinose / Hideaki Taura “New Business Creation by Combining Resources of the Established Firms with Startup Activities“ Mikiharu Noma “Corporate Venturing and Post-Maturity: Life Cycle and Profitability of Japanese and American Firms“ Jeffrey Behrens / Christopher L. Tucci “Is the Impact of Corporate Venture Capital Meaningful for Venture Outcomes?“ Yaichi Aoshima / Ryusuke Murakami “Asahi Kasei Corporate Venture Capital: New Business Creation through Venture Investment“…

Brown bag lunch seminar 2020.6.3 Takumi Tagashira

Brown bag lunch seminar 2020.6.3 Takumi Tagashira Topic:“How Does Warehouse Automation Contribute to Multichannel Retailers’ Sales?” Speaker:Takumi Tagashira(Assistant Professor of Marketing, School of Business Administration, Hitotsubashi University Business School) Date:June 3rd (Wednesday) 2020from 13:00 to 14:30 Venue:Zoom online Organizer:Masaru Karube Deadline:9:00, June 3 , 2020 email : karube☆iir.hit-u.ac.jp (to use this email address, please replace the ☆ with an @ mark)