Hitotsubashi University Institute of Innovation Research


Innovation Forum 2013.06.26  Professor Mark Schankerman Topic: “Patents and Cumulative Innovation: Causal Evidence from the Courts” Speaker: Professor  Mark Schankerman,    London School of Economics and CEPR  (Visiting Professor of Hitotsubashi University) Date: June 26 (Wednesday) 2013 12:30 am to 2:00 pm Place:  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 Policy Seminar (No.1) 2013.05.29

Innovation Policy Seminar (No.1) Title: “Building Startup Ecosystem: experiences in Israel and implications for Japan” Speaker:  Professor Ehud Kamar, University of Southern California Gould School of LawCommentator:  Professor Zenichi Shishido, Hitotsubashi University Date:  May 29th (Wednesday) 2013, 2:40 pm to 4:40 pmVenue:  IIR seminar room (2nd floor)Organizer:  Sadao Nagaoka and Zenichi Shishido, Hitotubashi University ※This seminar series is going to be jointly organized by the IIR Faculty member and the Member of the IIR Management Advisory Group※

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…

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

(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…