Hitotsubashi University Institute of Innovation Research

Report on the 10th IIR Summer School

Institute of Innovation Research has been holding the IIR Summer School every year since 2010. The memorable 10th Summer School was held at Sano-Shoin Hall, Hitotsubashi University on August 22, 2019. 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 five research presenters from abroad and a total of 10 presentations were made (2 were in Japanese and 8 in English). The Best Presentation Award was awarded to Yuki Higuchi, Associate Professor of Nagoya City University. The title of his presentation was “Management and Innovation: Evidence from…

Forum 2019.9.9 Youngjin YOO

Innovation Forum 2019.9.9 Youngjin YOO Topic: “Digital First: The Ontological Reversal and New Challenges for IS Research” Speaker: Youngjin YOO (Professor, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University) Date: September 9th (Monday)  2019 from 16:00 to 17:30 Place:  IIR Laboratory 2 (Room#219) of the second floor of the IIR building Organizer:  Yaichi Aoshima  Abstract: The classical view of an information system is that it represents and reflects physical reality. We suggest this classical view is increasingly obsolete: digital technologies are now creating and shaping physical reality. We call this phenomenon the ontological reversal. The ontological reversal is where the digital version is created first, and the physical version second (if needed). This ontological reversal challenges…

Forum 2019.9.17 Alexandru Preda

Innovation Forum 2019.9.17 Alexandru Preda Topic: “Doing Financial Facework. Professional Hybridization and the Competition for Capital Flows in Financial Markets” Speaker: Alexandru Preda (Professor, King’s Business School, King’s College London) Date: September 17th (Tuesday)  2019 from 16:00 to 17:30 Place:  Conference Room 2 (Room#3501), 5th Floor, Mercury Tower, Kunitachi East Campus, Hitotsubashi University Organizer:  Takahiro Endo   This forum is jointly organized by MIC (Management Innovation Research Center),  Hitotsubashi University.

Report on the 14th Hitotsubashi Business Review Forum

The 14th Hitotsubashi Business Review Forum “Preparing for the Future – Challenges and Chances for Japanese Businesses in the Digital Age” was held at Hitotsubashi Hall on July 18, 2019. Lectures were given in front of an audience of nearly 400 participants and the forum was closed in great success. Guest speakers included President, Satoshi Hirano (Topcon Corporation), Chairman, Kentaro Ohyama (Iris Ohyama Inc.), President Makoto Kouyama (Alibaba.com Japan Co., Ltd.) who respectively participated in one-on-one dialogues: Mr. Hirano with Professor Emeritus Seiichiro Yonekura; Mr. Oyama with Professor Emeritus Ikujiro Nonaka; and Mr. Kouyama with Professor Ken Kusunoki. In addition, Mr. Yasufumi Fujii, East Asia Sales Manager of beBit, Inc….

Forum 2019.7.24 ElSabry, ElHassan

Innovation Forum 2019.7.24 ElSabry, ElHassan Topic: “The Landscape of Science Philanthropy in Japan: Motivations & Characteristics of  Funding” Speaker: ElSabry, ElHassan (Adjunct Assistant Professor, IIR, Hitotsubashi University) Date: July 24th (Wednesday)  2019 from 16:00 to 17:00 Place:  IIR Laboratory 2 (Room#219) of the second floor of the IIR building Organizer:  Masaru Karube 

Forum 2019.7.3 Ran Li

Innovation Forum 2019.7.3 Ran Li Topic: “Time to See the Big Picture: CEO Strategic Attention and Firm Performance” Speaker: Ran Li (Assistant Professor, School of Business Administration, Hitotsubashi University) Date: July 3rd (Wednesday)  2019 from 16:00 to 17:30 Place:  Director’s room (Room#212) of the second floor of the IIR building  Organizer:  Masaru Karube 

Brown bag lunch seminar 2019.7.1 Yongrae Cho

Brown bag lunch seminar 2019.7.1 Yongrae Cho Topic: “How Can New Bibliographic Methodology with Standard and Patent Contribute to  Detect Industrial Changes?” Speaker: Yongrae Cho (Research Fellow, Science and Technology Policy Institute) Date: July 1st (Monday)  2019 from 12:40 to 13:30 Place:  IIR Meeting Space (Room#216) of the second floor of the IIR building  Organizer:  Byeongwoo Kang Deadline: 9:00, July 1 , 2019 IIR Brown bag lunch seminar 

Forum 2019.7.4 Ishtiaq Pasha Mahmood

Innovation Forum 2019.7.4 Ishtiaq Pasha Mahmood Topic: “Corruption, Local Knowledge, and Firm Productivity: Evidence from an Emerging Economy” Speaker: Ishtiaq Pasha Mahmood (Professor, National University of Singapore) Date: July 4th (Thursday)  2019 from 16:00 to 17:30 Place:  IIR Laboratory 2 (Room#219) of the second floor of the IIR building  Organizer:  Masaru Karube  Abstract: An understanding of how corruption affects firm productivity is critical for identifying the microeconomic linkages by which macro institutions shape economic development.Despite a growing consensus that corruption impedes growth, the coincidence of exceptional growth records and thriving corruption cultures in many emerging economies remains a puzzle. Our goal is to theoretically analyse the effect of corruption on…

Business Review Vol.67 No.1 SUM. 2019

Vol.67 No.1 SUM. 2019 (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. A New Wave of “Education Reform” Kan Suzuki“What Is the 21st Century Education?: Discussion at OECD and New Practices from Japan“ Yuichi Kudo“Creating a New School System: A Challenge of Kojimachi Public Junior High School“ Kanji Miyaji“’Quest Education’: An Education Reform Challenge from Business Perspective“ Yusuke Mizuno“New Education in Reiwa Era – Nurture and Maximize Each Teenager’s Potential:Practice and Challenge of Nurturing Creativity by Life Is Tech !“ Genki Jinno / Jun Sato“What Adaptive Learning Brings to Public Education: Demonstration of…

Report on the SSE and Hitotsubashi Joint Symposium on Innovation Ecosystem

The SSE and Hitotsubashi Joint Symposium on Innovation Ecosystem -A Key to Successful Innovation: Lessons from Swedish and Japanese Start-up Practices- was held at the National Center of Science Building (Gakujutsu Sogo Center), on May 16, 2019. The symposium was jointly organized by The Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University and The House of Innovation (HOI) and the European Institute of Japanese Studies, Stockholm School of Economics, in collaboration with Toyokeizai, Business Forum, HUB FinTech Forum and IMPP. Although held on a weekday, the symposium enjoyed the participation of more than 100 visitors and received positive reviews. The program of the SSE and Hitotsubashi Joint Symposium can be accessed from…