Hitotsubashi University Institute of Innovation Research

Forum 2020

●Forum 2020 2021.1.20Ai Hisano(Senior Lecturer, Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University)”Visualizing Taste: How Business Changed the Look of What You Eat”

Researcher Profile LEE Heejin

LEE Heejin  Visiting Professor Visiting Professor, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University (2020.12.1-2021.3.31) Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei Universityhttps://gsis.yonsei.ac.kr/faculty/heejinmelb.asp 【Recent Research Themes】China’s rise in international standardizationThe geopolitics of standards wars

Hideto Koizumi, Adjunct Post-doctoral Fellow, received Encouragement Award 2020

Hideto Koizumi, Adjunct Post-doctoral Fellow, received Encouragement Award 2020 from the Japan Institute of Public Finance. Organization: Japan Institute of Public Finance Award: Encouragement Award Achievements: “Optimal Uniform Capital Taxation in A Partially Automated Society” Abstract: Recent automating technologies have sparked discussions on “robot taxes,” aimed to dissuade the displacement of labor and to generate revenue to redistribute to displaced laborers. Implementing such taxes is challenging, however, in part because of the difficulty in clearly separating which technologies substitute for labor from those which complement it. Modeling automating technologies as intermediate goods, I consider the optimal tax policy in this environment. As in standard models, non-linear labor taxes are assigned…

NEWS IIR Annual Report has been published online.

IIR Annual Report has been published online. The IIR Annual Report for academic year 2018-2019 has been published. It gives detailed information on research and education activities of IIR. The PDF file can be downloaded from here.  IntroductionAn Overview of the Institute of Innovation Research 1. Research Activities1) Innovation Research Forum2) Brown Bag Lunch Seminar3) Conferences 2. Researchers1) Full-time Researchers2) International Visiting Researchers 3. Education1) Courses Given by the IIR Faculty Members2) Innovation Management and Policy Program 4. Research Results / Publications1) Hitotsubashi Business Review2) Working Papers3) Case Studies Editor and Publisher: Hitotsubashi University Institute of Innovation Research

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…

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…

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…