Hitotsubashi University Institute of Innovation Research

Business Review Vol.60 No.4 SPR. 2013

Vol.60 No.4 SPR. 2013 (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. Cross-Border M&A Isao Okubo /  Nobuo Sayama “Current Outlook of Japanese Cross-Border M&A” Tomonori Ito  “Cross-Border M&A and Management Strategy” Yuji Nishimura “Sequential M&A Achieving Sustainable Profitable Growth” Masahiko Chino / Kenichi Takashima / Hikaru Okada “Practical Considerations for Cross-Border M&A” Hajime Tanahashi / Takayuki Kihira / Hideaki Umetsu “Cross-Border M&A – Laws, Regulations and Practical Considerations” Kotaro Inoue / Saori Nara / Takashi Yamasaki “Are Japanese Firms Really Not Good at Corss-Border Acquisitions?: An Empirical Study” Special Interview Guest :Hiroshi Kimura…

Research Workshop on Innovation Process2013.3.18

Research Workshop on Innovation Process Day: March 18th 2013, Time: 9:30 to 18:30Venue:Hitotsubashi University, East Campus (Conference room, the third floor of Faculty Building 3)This research workshop on innovation process invites the researchers who have participated in the program of “University-industry-government collaborative research on innovation process” to present their findings from completed or ongoing research projects. The research projects cover the research on knowledge production in science, the research on NEDO consortiums, and the research on university and industry collaborative research. The researches have been supported from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS): Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S) (No. 20223002) and Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) (No. 21243020)Session…

Symposium of university-industry-government collaborative research on innovation process2013.3.15

Symposium of university-industry-government collaborative research on innovation process Day:    March 15th, 2013 Time:   9:20 to 18:30Venue: Conference M+ “Success”, the first floor of Mitsubishi Building (http://www.marunouchi-hc.jp/emplus/access.html) Organizer: Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi UniversityJoint hosting: National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (JPMA), Japan Bioindustry Association (JBA)Sponsorship: New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) This symposium aims at discussing the management and policy design to enhance the innovation capability in Japan, based on the findings from the program of University-industry-government collaborative research on innovation process, especially focusing on the semiconductor and bio/pharmaceutical industries. The researches have been supported…


Innovation Forum 2013.03.13  Professor Giuseppe Scellato Topic:“Mover’s Advantage and US attractiveness for young scholars”” (based on NBER WP 18577)Speaker:Assistant Professor  Giuseppe Scellato  (Politecnico di Torino)Date:March 13 (Wednesday) 201311:45 am to 1:15 pmPlace: Conference room of the second floor of the IIR building(A lunch box can be brought in. There will be a welcome dinner in the evening)Organizer:Sadao Nagaoka


Innovation Forum 2013.03.06  Professor Keun Lee Topic:“Knowledge, Path-creation and economic catch-up: Schumpeterian Recipe to Escape the middle income trap.” (based on a forthcoming book from Cambridge University) Speaker:Professor Keun Lee (Seoul National University) , Visiting Professor of the IIR Date:March 6 (Wednesday) 201310:30 am to 12 noon     16:30 pm to 18:00 (Start time has benn changed) Place: Conference room of the second floor of the IIR building Organizer:Sadao Nagaoka

Forum2013.1.29 Cornelia Storz 

Innovation Forum 2013.1.29 Professor, Cornelia Storz Topic:“Which labor market design is better for Innovation?: The case of game software industry” Speaker:Cornelia Storz(Professor, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main) Date:January 29th (Tuesday)  2013from 12:15  ~13:30 Place: Conference room of the second floor of the IIR building Organizer:Seiichiro Yonekura

(symposium)APROS-15 Conference 2013.2.14-17

APROS-15 Conference APROS-15 Conference “Re-Covering Organizations” We are pleased to announce that Hitotsubashi University hosts the APROS-15 Conference on February 14-17, 2013.  APROS was created in Australia in 1982 and currently is hosted by CMOS (the Centre for Management and Organization Studies) in the Faculty of Business, University of Technology, Sydney. APROS has been developing a multidisciplinary network of Asia-Pacific Researchers in Organization Studies, being associated with EGOS (the European Group for Organization Studies).  The upcoming APROS-15 conference is held in Japan after 20-year absence and we welcome researchers interested in Organization Studies. APROS-15 Organizing Team Local Tsuyoshi Numagami (Conference Chair), Hitotsubashi University Toshihiko Kato, Hitotsubashi University Masaru Karube, Hitotsubashi…

Professor AOSHIMA and KARUBE Received the 55th Nikkei Prize for Excellent Books in Economic Science

Professor Yaichi Aoshima and Associate Professor Masaru Karube of the Institute of Innovation Research have received the 55th Nikkei Prize for Excellent Books in Economic Science for their book. Every year the prize is awarded to outstanding books that have been published in the past year in the fields of economics, management and accounting. Organization: Nikkei Inc. and the Japan Center for Economic Research Award: The 55th Nikkei Prize for Excellent Books in Economic Science Date: November 2012 Award Winner: Professor Akira TAKEISHI, Yaichi AOSHIMA and Masaru KARUBE Book Title: Reasons for Innovation: Creating Legitimacy for Resource Mobilization (Published by Yuhikaku) http://www.yuhikaku.co.jp/books/detail/9784641163928    (In Japanese)  

Director’s Message

Director’s Message: It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to our recently updated website. The Hitotsubashi University Institute of Innovation Research was created in 1997 as the first organization in Japan to research innovation from the viewpoint of the social sciences. Since then, the expectations placed on us have grown larger with each passing year, and today we are keenly aware of the importance of our responsibilities. Contemporary society demands innovation. Financial problems related to corporate management and industrial policy, challenges such as social issues that are rocking the foundations of people’s lives, and environmental problems that could radically affect the very continuation of the earth as we…